News: Melbourne’s Award Winning Asian Restaurant Miss Mi opens in Perth

Miss Mi

Melbourne’s award winning modern Asian restaurant Miss Mi is excited to announce its expansion to the Perth CBD, inside the Novotel Perth Murray Street hotel at 388 Murray St.

Miss Mi’s menu is influenced by the cultures, cuisines and aromatics of South East Asia. Filipino born chef Alex De Leon is at the helm of the Perth kitchen. Falling in love with food at a young age, Alex brings his passion for modern and traditional Asian techniques and ingredients to Miss Mi’s menu, infusing classic dishes with bold, exotic flavours. His 16 years of experience in some of Perth’s most prestigious restaurants including; Apple Daily, Low Key Chow House, and Dainty Dowager.

For diners, Miss Mi is a destination to reunite with traditional Asian favourites and discover exotic regional specialties; from authentic street snacks to larger share-style dishes and everything in between. There’s grilled octopus with cucumber, mint and lassi, plates of lamb shoulder with rendang, toasted coconut with chilli, and szechuan glazed lamb ribs served hot with pickled red cabbage.

“Showcasing the unique ingredients, dishes and complex flavours of Asia is at the heart of the Miss Mi philosophy. We want to evoke memories of your trips to Asia. We make all our sauces, spices, curries, and sambals in-house. We pair them with the best produce from local suppliers to bring these bold, vibrant dishes to Perth diners,” said De Leon.

Miss Mi

Designed by The Scanlan Architects and Singapore-based Kreat Studio, Miss Mi’s dark natural wood interior is complemented by decorative Asian motif floor and wall tiling that bring depth and softness to the space. An open kitchen emits enticing aromas of smoke and spice whilst an electric neon paint mural created by renowned local artist Drew Straker commands attention at the entry of the restaurant.

The mural is inspired by a traditional Chinese streetscape dotted with red lanterns alongside a nod to the restaurant’s Western Australian home via the addition of local native animals. This painting draws eyes to the sky with flying Chinese kites and illuminates the path as guests make their way down the entrance alley from Murray Street.

Miss Mi

Miss Mi offers curated cocktails that depict travel tales to the South East Asian region, including the Pandan Escape (made with vodka, Pandan syrup, coconut milk and egg white) and Wasabi Mi (with wasabi, cucumber, gin, lemon juice and simple syrup). A collaboration between Wandering Distillery and the Miss Mi team, the Miss Mi gin explores Asian aromatics alongside Western Australian native botanicals. Miss Mi also houses one of Perth’s largest selection of no/low alcohol beverages, including six cocktails made with Lyres non alcoholic spirits.

Miss Mi Perth is open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, 5:30pm to 10:00pm and lunch Thursday and Friday, 12:00pm to 3:00pm (Closed Monday and Sunday). Click to see the food, beverage and dessert menus.

See some photos from my attendance at the Miss Mi media preview dinner below. My highlights? The kangaroo kebabs and lamb shoulder rendang.

(Images : Morsels)

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Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

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