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A bowl of noodle soup from Mambow.

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Clapton

$$$$Perfect For:Date NightDrinking Good WineCatching Up With Mates
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Clapton, 500 square foot, studio space. Before an estate agent reading this starts salivating, let’s be clear that Mambow’s high octane location is on the market for everyone. This tight-knit Malaysian restaurant has gone from street stall, to pop-up, to food hall concession to, now, its own small, superb space. Flavours dance around Malaysia and Singapore, from five-spice pork and prawn bean curd rolls, to sensational Sarawak black pepper chicken curry, to fiery otak-otak prawn toast. It’s all deeply flavoured, aromatic, and enlivening stuff. The kind of food that will have you scraping the plastic plates clean and doing a little jig. Not that there’s much room for that, mind. But the music is pumping, the wines are juicy, and, most importantly, this is somewhere for Mambow to call home.

A plate of crispy pork and prawn bean curd rolls from Mambow.

photo credit: Marcus Spooner

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