The scene: The hole-in-the-wall eatery has simple wooden décor, where you’ll drink from plastic, serve yourself from a water station and fill in your own order in a schoolyard reminiscent ‘lunch-order’ style.
Despite battling for leg room under the tiny square wooden outdoor tables and stools, they serve for a much more unique experience than the indoor tables and bar seating.
The huge A3 paper menu and pen is all that stands between you and being fed, and is deliberately riddled with broken English, being simple to fill out, yet somewhat harder to hand to the hasty wait staff.
The grub: Known as the queen of rice paper rolls, you’ll find everything from warm vermicelli salads ($13) and peking duck pancakes ($7) to steamed dumplings ($7) and BBQ pork buns ($2.50), all of which are extremely tasty.
A particularly good choice is the steamed wild rice with quinoa and chilli prawn ($13), which in comparison to some other menu items is preferably filling.
Sauces to accompany starters come in tiny little reused bottles and the food disappears almost as fast as it arrived, with easy reach for chopsticks and napkins under the tables.
Initially starting as a catering company alone, misschu also offers home delivery by means of little electric bicycles.
Behind the bar: The serious spirit-technicians man a relatively large bar, when considering the size of the place, and it is generously stocked for all sorts of cocktails and concoctions. There are constantly blenders buzzing and a multitude of drinks emerging from within.
Bill please: Majority of the menu is for sharing, so you can drop in for a small cheap feed, however the price will hike if you and your companions are starved.
Verdict: Super healthy, slightly unique – quite perfect for the organic loving Bondi hipster. Also check out sister restaurants in Sydney CBD and Melbourne. Me hungry, you likey.
Four spring rolls out of five
178 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW. See: misschu.com.au