In Leederville for a movie at Luna we stopped by at Low Key Chow House afterwards – we hadn’t been before and it was a pleasant surprise. On the increasingly busy Oxford/Newcastle Street strip it is a light and open dining room, with a nod to Asian fusion.
The menu is designed around share plates of various sizes, and offers a selection of seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes.
We began with the dumplings of the day – pan fried dumplings – crisped skin surrounding a mildly spiced filling of juicy minced chicken, carrot and coriander – good start to the meal.
Along with the dumplings we ordered a plate of crispy fried tofu which came with a sauce of fish tomato and chilli, and a dash of fish sauce, to be stirred through a fried mix of tofu and okra, coriander and mint – the tofu was delightfully creamy inside the fried shell, and the spice mix mild but full of Asian inspired flavours and aromas.
After the two small plates we opted for one of the larger dishes – a beautifully presented plate of fried rice, school prawns and pineapple – the rice as moist and nicely al dente, the prawns succulent and sweet fleshed while the pineapple provided a sweet note to complement the spicy components of the dish.
With our food we sipped on a brilliant rosé from Risky Business – made from Pinot Noir it has a delicate, pale salmon hue, with a fragrant bouquet of cherries and spice. The palate is crisp, dry, and elegant, with lingering flavours of raspberries and tart, dry cherries – superb support for spicy, Asian style cuisine.
The waiters here are top class – friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, the ambience spot on and the food both well prepared and presented. Certainly a place to revisit; we enjoyed it a lot.