Review: MissChu, Whitechapel (CLOSED)

I was recently lucky enough to be gifted a complimentary voucher from Zomato  to visit MissChu, a delightful little Vietnamese tuck-shop located on Whitechapel High Street. With its fun take on traditional Vietnamese cuisine and unique atmosphere, it’s a definitely a good place to stop by if you’re looking for a quick bite to eat in East London!
photo 2MissChu was established in 2007 by a Laotian refugee, Nhaji Chu, whose family escaped to Australia during a Communist regime in 1975. Aspects of her childhood can be gleaned from the interior design of the cramped but cosy venue, including the walls decorated with photos of stamped refugee visas and fairy lights made out of badminton shuttlecocks. After taking our order at the counter from the very friendly server,we sat down in anticipation for the meal to come.

photo 4Ordering is done via this form- as you can see, there are quite a few selections to choose from, so it took quite a long time for us to order 🙂

photo 3 copyComplimentary hot tea was served, which was nice touch compared to loads of other Asian eateries where you have to pay an additional fee for hot drinks.

photo 2 copyFor additional drinks, we also ordered banana milkshakes, which were deliciously creamy and dusted with a coating of cinnamon powder, as well as a pineapple and mint slushie  (not pictured) which was super refreshing and zingy.

unnamedFirst up came the Sashimi Tuna, Avocado and Seaweed rice paper rolls. I love tuna and avocado so this choice was a no-brainer for me- the roll also includes some pickled ginger which gives a sweet kick to the otherwise mild flavours in the roll. I’d definitely recommend this fresh-tasting, healthy starter!

photo 4 copyNext up, chicken curry with rice vermicelli. Whilst we liked the tender chicken and the mild curry sauce, the noodles were a tad too soft for our liking.

photo 3The traditional Peking duck pancakes were delicious and reminded me of home. For those of you who have never tried Peking duck before, it’s basically thin slices of roasted duck, served with scallions, cucumber and hoisin sauce- all wrapped up in a thin flour pancake to create a little parcel of goodness.

photo 1We also ordered Tiger Prawn Spring Rolls which were incredibly moreish, crunchy and fragrant- I could have eaten 10 of these- and a papaya salad with prawns (the papaya shreds were a little bit too chewy, but the prawns delicious). Also not pictured was a steamed custard bun, which provided a sweet end to our meal.

photo 5Overall, though there were a few hit and misses, the food was tasty and definitely a healthy alternative to other available takeout restaurants in the city- so next time you’re craving for some deep fried KFC or McDs- pick up the phone and order from MissChu instead!

This meal was kindly provided by Zomato (thank you so much!). All views are my own.

91 Whitechapel High Street,
London E1 7RA

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4 thoughts on “Review: MissChu, Whitechapel (CLOSED)

  1. I’ve been going to MissChu’s in Sydney for years, it’s great to see her branching out to the UK. In the past it has been my go to for party food – a platter of rice paper rolls is always beautifully presented and a big hit with guests.


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