Mamalan popped up in Dalston back in the day leading to some north of the river folks to believe that it was a chain. It was not. And in another devastating blow, both Mamalan locations are in South London. The one in Brixton Market is where to get your noodle soup fix when you are finally over ramen, or not really all that into ramen. The slow cooked beef noodle soup will get you through the winters and through summer too. The dumplings are good, but the mama hot wings are a better side option.
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Boqueria is a neighbourhood tapas restaurant that you could confidently take a Spaniard to. The suckling pig and daily seafood specials are great.
Franco Manca Brixton
The original Franco Manca still makes some of the best Neapolitan pizzas in town, from a cosy little shop in Brixton market.
In addition to nice Japanese comfort food and good beers, Brixton’s Nanban is a solid place for a hang with mates.
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Shikumen is a smart Chinese restaurant in Shepherds Bush with fantastic dim sum and a brilliant roast duck that you’ll dream of.
Chinese restaurant Phoenix Palace is one of the most upmarket of London’s old-school dim sum restaurants, with great versions of Cantonese classics.
Kym’s is a lively and modern Chinese restaurant on Bloomberg Arcade in the City, specialising in small plates and meats.
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