Zoe Ma Ma

1625 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80202
303-545-6262
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  • Vegetarian Friendly, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Garage Parking, Metered Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
The first Zoe Ma Ma is based in Boulder; the second opened in 2014 near the newly bustling Union Station. Zoe Ma Ma, named for Anna Zoe, the Taiwanese chef and mother of owner Edwin Zoe, is set up as a fast-casual, with orders placed at the counter and names called as food is ready. This isn’t your typical Chinese-American restaurant, with sweet, gloppy sauces, nor does it feature the kind of food that Edwin’s parents used to serve at the restaurant they owned in the Midwest. Rather, these are the dishes that Edwin grew up eating: gingery potstickers, crisp and browned on the bottom; bao stuffed with pork fragrant with five-spice powder, their charmingly uneven buns the sign of the various hands that made them; pearl meatballs with rice poking out like porcupine quills; and za jiang mian, with egg noodles made before your eyes, then topped with crisp vegetables and saucy pork. In addition to the daily menu, Zoe Ma Ma offers daily specials such as duck-wonton noodle soup and Sichuan braised-beef noodle soup. There’s a secret menu, too, and if you’re lucky, the kitchen will have the ingredients on hand to whip up a batch of scallion pancakes or seafood noodle soup for you to enjoy.

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