Double Standard Dumplings – Dalston

Epic dumplings in Dalston 🥟 {press meal}

@doublestandarddumplings – you’re great. Think homemade dumplings with inspo from Taiwan, Korea, China & Japan. I knew it’d be good as Keegan, the owner was head baker at Bao for 5 years.

He was also vegan for a year and knows how little effort some places put into their vegan options so vowed to make his as good (if not better) than the non-vegan dishes 👏🏼

This is a one man operation and a small kitchen so the menu isn’t huge but what he offers is great 🙌🏼

Here’s what I ate:

🥟 Mapo tofu black skirted dumplings made w/ activated charcoal, stuffed w/ shiitake mushrooms, sichuan pepper & chilli oil. Served w/ sichuan mayo
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes. Wow – so much flavour and I love that you get a crunch from the “skirt”. Epic!
🏆 Fave dish

🥟 Limited edition kimchi, tofu & cheese black skirted dumplings w/ gochujang & vinegar
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes. They’re quite rich and a bit sweet but I loved them

🍟 Tofu fries w/ homemade 11 spice salt
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? No. Loved the flavours but not sold on the texture. I did enjoy the velvety garlic soy sauce though

🥒Satay cukes – chilled cucumbers in a rich roasted peanut homemade satay sauce w/ chilli oil & roasted sesame seeds
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes, loved this. Fab sauce

🍲 Limited edition miso soup w/ daikon, tofu & watercress
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes, lovely flavours

💰Very reasonable prices
🥠 No desserts but they do have vegan fortune cookies

The downside? You’ve only got until 31st July to try them!

🍽Name: @doublestandarddumplings
📍Location: Dalston
🌾Gluten Free Options? Yes but only tofu fries & miso soup
🌱100% Vegan Business? No
🍽 Cuisine: Fusion – Taiwanese, Chinese, Japanese & Korean
📦Leftovers: Took them home to eat the next day
🌍Sustainability:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣They use bamboo chopsticks, paper food trays & plates & recycled napkins. No food waste as they cook to order and give leftover food to staff / neighbours
👨‍🍳 Owner is Taiwanese
♿️ Wheelchair friendly: Yes but toilets aren’t
🐶 Dog friendly: Yes – outside until 11pm
🖤 DSD invites a diverse range of bloggers to try the food. I’ve also sent over reccs

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