No fuss, no frills. This place serves delicious XinJiang style food - not your average Chinese takeaway or restaurant. The menu has a wide variety of lamb and other uncommon meats like gizzards and tripe as is typical for the region. If those are not to your liking, there is pork and chicken available as well. Great portion size to go with the reasonable price. Recommend ordering a variety of dishes and getting a bowl of rice to go with it. also definitely try the skewers!
Will definitely be coming back.
There are not many Xinjiang restaurants in London. I have passed by this restaurant many times and have not tried it. Today I finally have the opportunity. There were already a lot of people at 2pm on a Sunday, but the food was served quickly. My friend said that he couldn't taste the Xinjiang flavor, and the dishes were all spicy, but we all felt that the taste was good, and the price was affordable.
Went there to try the CABBAGE homestyle (£8.80) as recommended and it did not disappoint. I am a meat eater but I can happily eat this with a bowl of pulled noodles (£2.50). Prices are okay for certain things. I would definitely get the lamb skewers (£1.50 each) they are divine. I wouldn't order the special noodles (£10) comes with egg. I enjoyed the plain noodles with Cabbage more than the £10 special lamb noodles. Everything else was too spicy and full of onions ginger and chili. It dulled my taste buds. I would not recommend those with a chili rating of 2. The pork belly slices (£9) there were hardly any pork. The cucumber salad (£6) was a bit bland, I would have preferred if it had a bit of salt and vinegar. The fried beef dumplings (£6.50) had a funny ginger taste om the inside. I did not enjoy it, they did give a lot for the price though, but the inside tasted like frozen cheap meat. Too bad they didn't have soya milk when I went. It was recommended by a friend.
I would go again, but avoid all the chili dishes. I would try the aubergine homestyle next time. Service is quick, food comes out quickly.
Occasionally drives pass Camberwell and saw this restaurant rather busy at times and finally had a opportunity to try! The Trio Dumplings were the best out of all the dishes we've ordered. To be honest some of the dishes were way too oily for myself thus it put me off a little bit since there wasn't much flavour. Soya milk was unique being served a milk carton basically 😅 Aubergine again had a slight kick of spice nothing heavy but again soaked with oil. I'm aware of Xinjiang Dishes tend to be oily but yeah... Lamb Skewers were bit pricey but had a nice size meaty part mixture of Lamb fat. The pork belly was Spot on and the same can be said with the Beef Stomach Banging Flavour. Price was above average I would say.
Haven’t been back here for almost 8 years and I am glad to see that they are still around and busy as ever.
Food as good as I remembered and prices haven’t increased that much so still a bargain.
Only issue I felt was the lamb skewers not as good as I remembered it and toilet facilities a bit dirty.