Sunday, 5 October 2014

Mama Lan - Brixton Village Market

I had a day off so I decided to eat at Brixton Village. ^_^ I again lost some of the pictures so I went back to take a picture of the shop but not of the food...

Mama Lan has become a very popular Northern Chinese restaurant in South London, so obviously I had to try it out. It's had many reviews, mixed reviews and so I thought I had to try it out. 
Mama Lan (I lost my other pictures... so this was the day after)

Inside Mama Lan (I sat outside)
I mainly wanted to try out the dumplings as I already tried some really tasty dumplings from My Old Place in Liverpool Street and wanted to compare...

It was difficult to choose but in the end I chose the beef, pork and pak choi plus the fried vegetable dumplings. I also had the apple and jasmine tea cold drink (lost picture of the drink :p). The drink probably needs a little more attention... a little more apple juice or stronger jasmine tea... :(

The dumplings came out... I couldn't see the difference between the pork and beef even when the waitress told me which one was which. They were all piping hot, lots of juice spilling out as I bit into them, but unfortunately both were too salty on the filling side. I don't think I liked these... However I did like the pickle veggies that came with them and I did like the fried vegetable dumplings. These tasted crispy, sweet with the carrot filling and I could taste the spring onions. These dumplings went well with the sweet and sour sauce provided.
Total cost came to £17 (they take cash only). Expensive for all of this plus the drink. Not the best dumplings I've had I'm afraid... :(

My geeky rating: 3.5/5

Good points:
- Nice and local
- Polite service
- Like the fried vegetable dumplings

Bad points:
- Expensive (compared to My Old Place)
- Didn't like the meat dumplings but need to try out the noodles 

Address: Unit 18, Brixton Village Market, Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8PR

Website: (love the website!!)

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