never too late for well wishes

I admit this could have been posted, like, this morning, but I’m still getting a handle on this timing thing (it’s a resolution). Happy lunar new year! I hope you took advantage of our sweet Chinese New Year specials this weekend. As Chicago Restaurant Week 2013 wraps up, as well, I hope you have enjoyed some real fine dining! (We didn’t do Restaurant Week at Mei Shung this year, as I feel it would have just confused my mom. ;))

(special event) mom’s birthday & save the date

Happy birthday to my mom! (She always forgets, but I don’t!)

I thought today would be a great day to release our special save-the-date for our most loyal and foodie friends out there . . .

Stay tuned for further details.

We’re also undergoing a considerable makeover this coming weekend, just in time — so you’ll be able to enjoy the food and check out the new ambience of our restaurant space. Can hardly wait!

Tickets will go on sale within a week. Questions? Comment here or drop us a note on Facebook. (Don’t forget to like us!)

Are you a food blogger? Contact us here for a free ticket to our launch party. 🙂

some good press

I’ll be frank; Mei Shung has been around for a while (since well before the social media thing took everyone by storm), but it’s still one of Chicago’s best-kept secrets. Until we decided to actually create an Internet presence, you had to really seek out the best place in Chicago for authentic Taiwanese to find us.

So, is Mei Shung any good? I certainly think so. (I won’t even order Chinese from any other place. And, I’m a total foodie. :P) Here’s what customers are saying on the social media networks . . .

“I am so happy my roommate and I found this place. It is the closest thing we can get to her Taiwanese parents’ cooking. The pork-fish ball soup is so good and the beef noodle soup is just like the one I had in Taiwan. I am even happy with their Chinese selection, it’s not greasy like the Chinese takeout around the area and it tastes just as good as Chinatown. The best part is that they deliver” ~ Boon K.

“Hands down the best Taiwanese Beef Noodle soup I’ve had in Chicago!!!  If you’ve been to Taiwan and crave a good ol’ bowl of BNS, you’ve found your little piece of Taiwan here in Chicago!! The onion….cakes are also DELISH!” ~ Daisy Y.

“The food is consistantly reliable, and filling.  I like eating there better than getting it for carry out — though I must say that I’d eat it whenever I can.” ~ Matthew S.

“. . .  We were really impressed with the service and food.” ~ Ashley K.

“The appetizers are worth the whole trip . . .” ~ Charles M.

“I love this place — it’s the only restaurant I’ve found in Chicago that serves authentic Taiwanese food. My grandmother, a wonderful Taiwanese cook herself, comes here consistently as well — a true testament to the quality of this food! The green onion pancakes are not to be missed, along with the fish hot pot and the soft shell crab. It’s a wonderful value and I like the fact that it’s BYOB.” ~ Alice B.

“. . . Nowhere in the city, including in Chinatown, have I been able to find Taiwanese food that was cooked by a Taiwanese chef. It was very similar to the way my mom cooked for me when I was a child. . . .” ~ D. Lin

Have you stopped by lately? Tell us what you thought about your experience with us with a comment below. 😉

Mei Shung

Happy dining!