Miss Chu, Darlinghurst
It certainly has been a while since I went to Miss Chu. I always tend to get takeaway, however, it was a rainy Saturday night, I was too lazy to cook and ‘The Mother’ was too lazy to go out. The worst combination really so he suggested takeaway. He invited MG over, so I couldn’t exactly just serve sardines and crackers right? What a horrible host I would be.
For those who hasn’t been to Miss Chu – it is a hole in the wall eatery, you order at the counter either to takeaway or dine in (and by dine in I mean you eat on the sidewalk on tables and crates chairs). The kitchen is tiny and there’s usually a handful of staff in there serving food, drinks and arranging home deliveries.
I didn’t think delivery would be so quick! Within20 minutes, the food was delivered. Mind you – Miss Chu only delivers within ‘the area’ – Darlinghurst or Surry Hills, and we had to call MG to come asap, as the food has arrvied and being a bad host that I am, I couldn’t help but start ‘trying’, just to make sure!
Started with prawn and crab net fried ($5 for 4) and they were the nicest spring roll I have had in a long time. Crispy, fresh and not oily, these were absolutely delightful. If ‘The Mother’ hadn’t told me to wait and be a good host, I would have demolished these on my own!
I couldn’t resist but get the traditional peking duck pancake ($2.30 each) – we got six so two each. I know MG’s love for peking duck – we both share the same passion and they were stupendous! The pastry was soft and the duck was tender and succulent, rolled and ready to eat. Again, I could have demolished all of these.
The Shanghai pork dumplings ($5 for 3), didn’t have enough squirt y juice inside but they were plump and I love how it sat on a pool of vinegar dumpling sauce.
The scallop and prawn dumplings ($5 for 3) were moreish and I enjoyed them a lot more than the pork dumplings.
Miss Chu is known for their rice paper rolls. We ordered a serve of the tiger prawn and green mango ($6.50 for 2). Generous serving of vermicelli and prawn and the rice paper were thin and absolutely delicious.
Also ordered a serving of satay chicken and young coconut ($6.50 for 2) and again, generous with the chicken and vermicelli. They were so generous that it filled all of us up.
‘The Mother’ didn’t think that was enough, so we ordered a serve of the lemongrass beef (eye fillet) vermicelli salad ($12). This wasn’t a favourite amongst the diners, it was a little bland and tasteless and was left untouched.
The boys demolished the wagyu beef pho (traditional Vietnamese beef noodle soup) ($13) – it was good but wasn’t the best pho we have had. At $13 for a small serving, I thought it was a little steep. I hadn’t pour the soup when photo was taken, as we were still waiting for MG. ‘The Mother’ thought it was OK but claimed the one at Flemington was definitely better.
It was the perfect meal in, deliciously full, we sat watching ‘The Wrestler’ – not sure if I liked the film. However, it was good to catch up with MG as always!
Even though we had delivery, all the food were still warm and I was impressed at how quickly it came. They said ’20 minutes’ but it was definitely less than that!
GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10
152 Bourke Street
PH: +61 2 8356 9988