Good things come in small packages, especially when those small packages are dumplings.
They’ve only been open a few months but Claremont Chinese restaurant Miss Chow’s dumpling game is already proving strong.
Billing themselves as a fresh perspective on modern Chinese, Miss Chow’s is equal parts warm and friendly service, delicious food, punchy cocktails and a gorgeous airy and open interior care of Mata Design Studio.
With the former chef of The Apple Daily Andrew Moores at the helm, it’s no surprise that this popular eatery has been packed to the rafters since they threw open their doors at the end of last year.
Having worked in East Coast fine dining restaurants including Quay, Pier and Bistrode, Andrew moved to Perth for a chance to express his Asian style and flair at The Apple Daily and is now making waves for his deliciously more-ish delights at Miss Chow’s.
The menu—which spans snacks, soups, dumplings, noodle dishes, rice dishes and some seriously good mains—covers all of your Chinese favourites with a decidedly modern twist.
Heading in for a quick mid-day lunch, I was blown away by the feast that ensued.
A massive dumpling fan, I was like a kid in a candy store with the variety and deliciousness of the fresh dumplings making their way out of the kitchen and on to the table in front of me. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as dipping a tiny parcel of tastiness into your sauce of choice and stuffing it in your face, ammiright? I probably ate too many. I don’t really care.
It would appear that my favourite dish, Miss Chow’s spicy fried chicken, has reached cult-like status in Perth. It’s tender, spicy and delicious and I could probably eat it for lunch every day given half the chance.
Other menu stars included the caramel sesame-glazed spare ribs (so freaking delicious!) and the flavoursome Shaghainese braised meatballs. I would have been quite content if I only ate Miss Chow's special fried rice served with prawns and chicken (so dang tasty!), while the steamed minced pork juicy buns were fresh, delicious and melt-in-your-mouth tender.
A perfect addition to the Claremont dining scene, if you haven’t visited this newbie yet, grab your chopsticks and stick it on your to-do list. It’s a winner.
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Image credit: Louise Coghill