Miss Chows which opened as a dumpling house in Claremont Quarter a couple of years ago has spread its wings and opened a second outlet at the impressive Whitford City dining area – this houses a range of eating and drinking places and has become a magnet for the residents of those northern suburbs.
Miss Chows has a similar but somewhat less extensive menu to its Claremont counterpart; they have an emphasis on the dumplings they have become known for – and they do them well. There is both indoor and terrace eating – the outside tables seemingly very popular.
The dumplings are always a good place to start.
The pork buns come as soft, fluffy dough encasing char siew style pork, rich and full of the flavours of the meat, soy, hoisin and five spice – enjoyable.
Another dumpling dish, seafood and chive, served in a bamboo steamer, were pleasantly gelatinous and sticky, filled with finely minced seafood and delicately flavoured with chopped chives – this is one had before at Claremont and very tasty they are, too.
Spring rolls, well they were crisp and crackling, a moist mildly spiced vegetable filling and served with sweetish sauce for dipping – nothing wrong with these.
The highlight, however, was their Chop Chop chicken, light, crisp skin over succulent, moist chook, scattered with fresh, aromatic, coriander and ginger and sliced red chilli, served with vinegary black rice. A very good fried chicken dish.
Miss Chows is licenced and serve up a range of enticing cocktails – on this visit a refreshing non-alcoholic guava mojito helped to wash the food down – a mix of guava nectar, lime and soda.
Miss Chows is yet another choice available to visitors to Whitford City and their well turned out Chinese cuisine is well worth a try – and do try the dumplings.