Wulumuchiis Chinatowns newest offering specialising in the cooking styles of Xinjiang Uyghur in North West China. What that means is wheat is used more often that other cooking methods so you can find dumplings and breads as well as special expert dishes which makes Wulumuchi the perfect place for vegetarians too.
A Monday night saw LondOnTheInside venture into the clean and inviting restaurant securing a table by the window. Service was pretty prompt and we had menus and water before we’d even taken our coats off.
The lamb dumplings to start were rather special, a generous portion accompanied by a soy sauce for dipping. Another starter of spicy shredded chicken was a mound of chicken and cucumber coated in a hot and sour sauce, rather like a papaya salad.
Getting slightly carried away on ordering mains we choose the Chicken Curry, a lovely warming curry sauce piled high with soft chicken pieces, potatoes and carrots. A great dish to eat whilst staring out the window at the torrential rain. The spicy was a colourful dish crammed with chunky onions, peppers and chillies. The beef was cut into bite sized pieces so if you are not to handy with the chop stick this shouldn’t show you up. The chicken fried rice we ordered, not realising it was a main itself was surprisingly none greasy, light and fluffy. Thankfully the waitress forgot our side order of aubergine, we can’t thank her enough as there was simply no room to put this on the table never mind shove down our neck. A couple of bite of the breads meant we’d tried everything and personally for us the Chicken curry dish was definitely the winner.
The sheer size of the portions mean the food at Wulumuchi is great value and with quick service and tasty dishes we’d recommend seriously considering it when you’re deciding which restaurant to go in! Always a dilemma in Chinatown!
Wulumuchi, 16 Lisle Street, WC2H