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Miss Chu - CLOSED

Restaurants, Vietnamese Whitechapel
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
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Time Out says

Cram on to a tiny table at this modest Whitechapel café and treat yourself to classic Vietnamese street food.

This little hole in the wall stretches back through a long corridor furnished with seating to an open kitchen at the back. Classic Vietnamese street and café food is produced both for a busy takeaway and delivery business and for eat-in customers packed on to tiny tables below and array of artful hanging lamps. It’s stylishly decorated: the Laos-born owner has many years of experience running restaurants in Sydney, where she moved as a child refugee.

Specials are chalked on a blackboard; orders are taken at the kitchen counter. We rated our pho (beef noodle soup) as having a good stock – even the vegetarian version, loaded with shiitake mushrooms, gave great umami, and the noodles were pert but slippery. The bahn mi (filled baguette) was fine; there’s a lot of competition in London, and we’ve had many better. The giant-sized summer rolls were disappointing, being mostly filled with flavourless vermicelli; we had expected better from the self-proclaimed ‘queen of rice paper rolls’. But overall, a big thumbs-up for good food and fair pricing.

By: Guy Dimond

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Address: 91 Whitechapel High St
London
E1 7RA
Transport: Tube: Aldgate East
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Users say (3)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 2 star:0
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Sashimi tuna summer olls are the most delicious thing! The pork spring rolls are also a must.


Prawn dumplings, sashimi tuna rolls, beef with brown rice are the favourites! Simple but not "pale' food, tasty, not overloaded with sauces and a free tea all the time! staff is friendly, wearing stylish militaristic style uniforms.


I think Guy Dimond didnt try the sashimi tuna rice paper rolls - no noodles in those, and they are amazing. Bahn mi is really tasty too. This is a great place for friday lunch or a quick catch up with friends. Service is really quick which is hard to find around Whitechapel. I work locally and so I can vouch for that.

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