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
Vegan Banh Cuon (steamed rice crepes filled with vegetables)
297 Exhibition St