Miss Chu, South Yarra, Melbourne
It’s been a few years since my last experience at Miss Chu South Yarra. My opinion of the chain hasn’t changed too much. It’s hip, modern Vietnamese that’s polished and with a price tag to match. My new work team (so exciting!) headed over to the Toorak Road branch. Miss Chu is an easy choice for many people: there’s lot of options, lots of those options are healthy (ish) and it has a cool vibe.
Chu chu choose you
I’ll always remember the first time I walked into Miss Chu in South Yarra. There’s some kitschy decor with bowls turned into lampshades and coconut water cups being used as the water glasses. This is Vietnamese with a hipster market in mind. It’s a trendy spot and that’s reflected in the diners as well.
The Miss Chu menu matches this mindset with options of banh mi, noodles, salads, but then peking duck pancake and steamed buns. Half of these things aren’t Vietnamese, but it hits off the Asian fusion mark for many I’m sure and it’s things you probably want to order anyway. They have fried chicken which we’d recommend, since we polished off two bowls of it.
Winning friends with salad?
I went for the warm salad with lemongrass beef for $15.90. For that price you’d expect a fair amount of beef. And a fair amount of beef is what you get. There’s mountains of the chunky salad, with cucumber pieces that I can only describe as huge. Plenty! Standard fish sauce dressing, goes well with the lemongrass and perks all the ingredients together.
Service this time at Miss Chu was a bit average – my order went missing or was mega late (we never got the explanation). Not sure why this always happens to me every time we go group dining. Ah. At least the foods good, go take your group there.