miss chu

steamed rice noodle pancake

I’ve been going for dumplings at Shandong Mama every time I need to eat in the city. It is a delicious and easy option that never fails to please. But I confess I’m a bit stuck in a rut and I was happy for somewhere different when my friend suggested Miss Chu before the opera on Tuesday night.

Miss Chu is a busy, thumping spot at the top end of Exhibition St, handily close to Her Majesty’s Theatre where we were off to see La Traviata after a quick dinner.

The menu is a tick the box, tear off pad affair, which makes mistakes in the order unlikely.

There are several vegan options clearly marked. I suspect the veggie dumplings are vegan as well, but I am not 100% certain. We were in a hurry so didn’t ask.

We ordered two main courses to share and they came quickly. Both were good,  though I was disappointed in the rice that came with the mushrooms. I was expecting steamed rice, which is what the menu said,  but it came with a very oily rice which didn’t really act as a foil to the delicious strongly flavoured mushrooms that came with nuggets of tofu.  The steamed veggie stuffed rice noodle pancakes were good too,  sitting in a soy chilli broth and garnished with chillis and coriander.

Nice food, I wasn’t completely blown away, but a change and good for a quick meal before dashing off somewhere.

The opera was great! 🙂

Here’s what we ordered:

Sauteed Shiitake, Enoki, Shimeji mushrooms with tofu, greens and rice

mushrooms and greens on rice


Vegan Banh Cuon (steamed rice crepes filled with vegetables)

steamed rice noodle pancake

Miss Chu
297 Exhibition St
Melbourne, 3000


  1. I went here for the first time last week! I had the rice crepes too – I thought they were tasty and the service was super quick. I was also told the veg steamed buns were vegan so I had one of those too because I can never go past a steamed bun! I’ll definitely eat there again.

  2. Oh I LOVE their vegan crepes. Miss Chu is a Friday-night regular for us…if we can get a seat.

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