Chu’s Restaurant, 40 Unley Road, Adelaide
Tired? Hungry? Needing a friendly face? Come to Chu’s, for some good no-nonsense Asian-fusion food, with the emphasis on Vietnamese / Chinese cuisine. They’ve been going for over 5 years now, which tends to be the threshold of survival in Adelaide’s fickle, spoiled-for-choice array of eateries.
We shared starters of cold rolls, dim sims, crabmeat & prawn cakes, with champagne and a nicely cool but not freezing white wine. Then, gastric juices jump- started, we moved to graze, in ‘flights,’ on red duck curry, crispy fish in ginger and some stir-fried vegetables, washed down with a Chapel Hill Shiraz. We vaguely recall they do a superb hot pot as well. There was also fried rice but the very obliging Chu removed some elements by request, some of our group not caring for prawns or peas respectively.
Service is led by the wonderful Wen (see below). Chu’s aims to please, and invariably aims true.