Monday, June 14, 2010


It had started with a recommendation about some dumplings we needed to try which, as far as I'm concerned, is a great way to start anything.

Miss Chu is a Darlinghurst-based catering company serving up delicious sounding Asian (predominately Vietnamese) finger food. But every weekday, the kitchen opens up and operates as a hawker style cafe.

Oh, and it's pretty damn good.

Great balance of ingredients in the rice paper rolls, where some places go a bit too heavy on the bean sprouts. Steamed dim sum-style dumplings are fantastic, and melt in the mouth once you bite in. Spring rolls are also deliciously crisp. There are other items on the menu I can't wait to go back and sit on the milk crates and try, like peking duck pancakes, BBQ pork buns, vermicelli salads and pho.

This is quick, delicious eating. It's not a fancy restaurant and it's not a place to go if you want to linger over your food. It's the place to go if you find yourself nearby and in the mood for a quick (and tasty) bite.

RATING: Will return to [?]

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Simon Food Favourites said...

For a quick bite it's handy but I found their seating really uncomfortable and it's a pity they serve everything in throw away containers — not particularly good for the environment. I keep hearing reports that the owner Miss Chu isn't a nice person.

Jobe said...

Hi Simon. Yes, I agree, the seating is completely impracticle.

But I think the place is a bit of a victim of having good food. I mean, it's really just a hole in the wall for them to see the stuff they make for catering. But because the food is great people go there expecting it to be a normal restaurant sort of thing with proper chairs and plates and service.

As far as Miss Chu not being a nice person. She was fine when I went, but a lot of other reviews seem to say that... well... customer service doesn't appear to come naturally to her.