Sunday, June 3, 2012

CoLunching at Miss Chu, Bondi



A thank you to Ricky Chong from Food Morning and Tracy Wang from CoLunching for inviting me to the CoLunching get together at Miss ChuCoLunching seems to be quite 'hot' right now because it was even on the the Sydney Morning Herald recently. CoLunching is basically a real life social networking experience through dining so to me, it was like twitter or facebook but in 'real life'.

Left: Lychee, cucumber and mint crushed ice - $8.50
Right: Banana and mint crushed ice - $8.50
CoLunching allows you to meet a bunch of people (some new as well as some familiar faces) while trying out a new restaurant at each time.

The concept was quite new to me and it was my first time trying out such a concept. I will admit I was slightly nervous at the beginning because I wasn't sure at how it would all go. It kind of reminded me of my first day at high school yonks ago where I barely knew people or anyone at all.

Drinks at Miss Chu
The famous rice paper rolls at Miss Chu
Steam Boat including seafood, vegetables, tofu and vermicelli noodles
Dumplings available at Miss Chu
The CoLunching group that night
As the night went on, the nerves went away and it was interesting to get to know some people within several hours of the night. The steam boat was a good idea because it involved more interaction with everyone that attended. Generally most restaurants offer a set menu so it saves you having to decide what to order and if the people you met minutes ago would agree to your orders and so forth.

CoLunching events are usually priced between $30 to $40 for food, depending on what is on the menu and at which restaurant it is at. The size of the groups can range between 8 to 15 or even 20 people at times. The bigger the group means that you get to meet more people however realistically speaking, based on how dinner tables are arranged, you might not be able to actually speak to everyone on the night.

From my experience, I was only able to really get to know approximately half the people that night. The age group of people was a mix, starting from people in their late twenties (at a rough guess). As usual, I always find myself to be the youngest of the group! Nevertheless, the people I met seemed friendly and fun to talk to.

CoLunching 

- Website: www.colunching.com 


- 150 Bourke Street, Sydney
- 178 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
- 501 George Street, Sydney
- Lower Concourse Level, Sydney Opera House, Sydney
- 120 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi 


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Gotta go eat!!

8 comments:

  1. i've read about this co-lunching thing! sounds like a bit of fun. miss chu has the BEST lychee coconut drink right? :)

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  2. Never heard of colunching but def sounded like a good experience

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  3. the drinks with the umbrellas look so cute! and dumplings soaked in sauce.. mmm (:

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  4. Dear Shan Shan,

    I love steamboat but somehow always prefer my own at home coz I can have exactly what I want.

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  5. i wanted to go colunching too! but the location or the timing is always not the best :( looks like a great experience

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  6. oh man, I feel like dumplings and rice paper rolls now :)

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  7. Sounds like a great way to meet new people and try a new restaurant.

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  8. I was going to say that it is a pitty CoLunching is only for lunch, but you did dinner:) I work too far form the city to CoLunch for lunch:( The crushed ice drinks look so good:)

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