Chow offers Rice Paper Rolls, a sort of Vietnamese version of a sandwich, for just $8.50. You'll get two fresh rolls filled with cucumber, mint, vermicelli, herbs, and either pork and prawn, chicken or tofu. They come with hoisin & peanut dipping sauces and they are gluten free.
There are asian-style salads from $16 and, of course 'The soup that feeds a (Vietnamese) nation' for $14. It's called Pho, pronounced 'fur', and is a delicious, aromatic, noodle soup served with or without meat.
There's lots more to choose from and I'm indecisive when presented with such a menu but, on my recent visit, I decided on a Vietnamese Savoury Crepe for $18.
The crepe was slightly crunchy, a little bit like a thin omelette, and filled with pork, prawns, and bean sprouts. It arrived accompanied by a salad of lettuce cups, fresh herbs & pickled vegetables.
Chow also offers banquets starting at $36 per person.
The drinks list is extensive and doesn't stop at just wine, soft drinks and beer. There are Japanese, American, Irish and Australian Whiskeys to choose from, as well as rums, tequilas, cocktails and liqueurs. Another difficult decision but since it was lunchtime with the girls I settled on a Luna Rosa Rosť from NSW. It's sweetness complemented the spice flavours in my crepe as well as the pickled vegetables.
The atmosphere at Chow is casual and the decor is funky. For some reason there are three bathroom choices: men, women and single ladies.