I will say it proudly, this is the best Vietnamese I have had in Australia, the most authentic to actually eating in Vietnam. I wouldn’t order the mains dishes if attending again in summer, they were quite heavy and not the best for hot days but all the little share dishes were the absolute best.
Bánh Cuốn was one of my favourite dishes in Vietnam and Lady Chu took me back there with this dish, I could just eat six plates of these and be happy and it wasn’t even my favourite dish haha. That went surprisingly to the scampi, the single best scampi I have eaten. It was so tender and wonderfully flavourful and at about two bites per scampi it has to be perfection for me to choose it as my fave.
Lady Chu’s chefs were on fire – the best Lamb Chops I have ever had, and my god I have eaten enough to make vegans hate me. They had the best fat and skin render on the outside and so perfectly tender on the inside, I will have these again.
Best Scampi and Lamb Chops I have eaten!!
The rice paper rolls were a waiter recommendation and I applaud him for the recommendation. The tofu dumplings were delish but nothing on the KF-Chu (clever), these drummettes were perfection with a passionfruit sauce that needs to be bottled.
Now I did love the Duck and the Pork Belly but both dishes were too heavy for the climate of the day, this is my fault, but after so many little tasty morsels these were too much, even reheated for dinner the broth from the pork had winter written all over it. Next time FISH!!
It was a memory to share the rambutan and jackfruit dessert with Onika, two fruits I live for – and ate so much in Vietnam.
And finally they did serve the best Vietnamese coffee, or as the Vietnamese refer to it “coffee,” I have had in Australia, I found the condensed milk a little light on the sweet. But 90% of Vietnamese is better than 90% of all Australian attempts.