So as part of celebrating the end of a long, hard week of work, I finally got to try Miss Chu at Darlinghurst.
The setup was really unusual, it’s like a shop within a caravan but on the side of the streets, just like in Vietnam. I think the idea of this is extremely interesting. You basically look at the menu and then order whatever you like at the window.
The menu provides a variety of different dishes from around Vietnam. Miss Chu provides food which does not contain any MSG or garlic. As you can see from the blackboard menu, Pho is also on the list. Most Vietnamese restaurants which make Pho contain quite a lot of MSG. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to try Pho here so I’m not quite sure if it was any good. But I’ll definitely come back to try this!
I rarely ever visit Vietnamese restaurants because mum always cooks Vietnamese. I have to admit though, the food here wasn’t bad. Not including MSG really made the dish a lot better because it’s not too salty sweet but also not too plain. Without MSG, food is definitely a lot healthier but also a lot better in terms of flavour.
The rice paper rolls and the sauce were quite standard. It tasted quite like any paper rolls I’ve tried elsewhere from Cabramatta. I personally don’t think the rice paper rolls are a die-for from Miss Chu.
Miss Chu uses a commercial Coconut drink cup for its slushies. The lychee and cucumber was indeed really refreshing. It was actually strange to drink cucumber because I’ve only ever eaten this. I found the cucumber really strong in this drink but eating the lychee was quite nice. Definitely a good drink for summer !
If you feel like something small like rice paper rolls or a filling lunch meal flavoured just right, Miss Chu is a good choice. But coming from a Vietnamese background eating Vietnamese food almost every day, I have to say, this definitely isn’t the best restaurant to offer Vietnamese food but I give this restaurant credit for not using MSG in its food.