Mao Chow – London Fields

Would you be “mao” than happy to “chow” down on some vegan Chinese food? 🥡 Well, you’re in luck! 🥢{complimentary meal}⁣

⁣UPDATE: Mao Chow has closed but the same owners have opened a place just round the corner called Facing Heaven with a slightly different but similar menu.

@mao_chow is an unassuming little spot serving up pure Chinese deliciousness 🤤 🇨🇳 Heres what we ate & thought:⁣


🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Oyster Mushroom Bao w/ pickled daikon & doubanjiang mayo⁣


✏️⁣This reminded me of KFC! I bloody love oyster mushrooms and find they work well when replicating fried chicken as they’re so juicy! Loved the coating & flavours. Cucumber was a nice, crunchy, fresh addition. The only downside – it was a little greasy⁣

❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes⁣


🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Dan Dan Noodles – Spicy sesame noodles w/ vegan mince, cucumber & pak choi⁣


✏️⁣These were fantastic. The noodles were the perfect texture and the flavours were beaut. It’s salty but works with the dish. Broth is divine – spiced but only mildly. I would’ve been happy without the mince as they tasted too much of soy for me but Chris liked them. Also loved the peanuts!⁣

❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes⁣


🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Meaty veg & Chinese chive dumplings w/ chilli oil⁣


✏️⁣ These were quite oily but the flavours were delicious! They were just the right density so they didn’t fall apart. It’s got a tiny bit of heat & a sweet flavour. Love the spring onions!⁣

❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes⁣


🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Mapo tofu – Sichuan braised tofu w/ doubanjiang douchi & jasmine rice⁣


✏️⁣Loved the texture and didn’t mind the dish overall but found that it relied on spice. Would’ve liked more flavours!⁣

❓Order Again?⁣⁣ Maybe, undecided.⁣


🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Smacked cucumber – salted cucumber salad w/ black vinegar, sesame oil & crushed garlic⁣


✏️⁣ Nice flavours – a solid, fresh dish! Crispy onions are lovely⁣

❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes⁣


🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Yunnan herb salad w/ fried shallots, peanuts & mala vinaigrette ⁣


✏️⁣Liked the flavour but far too oily⁣

❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣No⁣


📍Location: ⁣⁣London Fields⁣

🌾GF Options? No⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

🌱100% Vegan? Yes⁣

🏠Eatery: Casual, small, trendy⁣⁣

💰Price: £⁣⁣

🍽Portions: Standard⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

👩‍🍳Service: Friendly⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

🎶Vibe: Casual⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

📸 @thebigjolleyvegan & me⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

📦Leftovers: Nope, ate the lot this time⁣

🌍Sustainability: No plastic⁣ seen

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