misschu® is the original Asian street-food ‘tuckshop’, a creative and innovative food retail company.
We have been rockin’ the wok and steaming juicy dumplings since 2009, making health-conscious hawker food inspired by the fresh tastes of Asia and the fast pace of our urban lives.
The concept was founded by Nahji Chu in 2009, a Vietnamese-Laotian refugee. Our flavours are grounded in Vietnamese and Chinese heritage, with traditional recipes taking a modern and healthy spin.
Previously in private equity, Gabi Machado joined the business in 2010. Underneath the suit & tie, Gabi was a massive foodie and was always looking for the right opportunity to escape the rat race and get into food. He was blown away by the quality and freshness of the misschu food, the speed of service and the quirkiness of the brand. Gabi opened the second misschu Tuckshop in Melbourne under a license arrangement in 2011, re-interpreting the concept and moving it to new heights.
Kano Hollamby joined the team in 2011 for the first Melbourne tuckshop and has spearheaded the interior and graphic design elements of the brand ever since.
misschu Tuckshops receive daily supplies of fresh fruit & vegetables, poultry and seafood. Our proteins are marinated in-store and we wok-to-order, to hit a higher standard of taste and freshness.
We also dial up the healthy ingredients, for example:
- we offer Low Carb shirataki noodles as a substitute in our salads and soups;
- we use whole grain and low GI red rice and organic quinoa instead of refined white rice;
- we use pure olive oil in our woks and marinades instead of highly processed vegetable oil;
- we cater to a broad range of dietary requirements including a host of low carb, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free options.
misschu Tuckshops have broad appeal, as a local happy place to catch up with family and friends, a quality home delivery service for a night in or as an office caterer with a healthy twist.
misschu is now expanding and looking for passionate and driven people to share our journey.