Ning Ma continues to make dumplings and noodles just as her grandparents did in Beijing in this small restaurant in the buzzing Brixton Village.
The menu is simple and tasty, with steamed dumplings coming with various fillings and big bowls of noodle soup topped with beef or tofu.
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18 Granville ArcadeBrixtonLondonSW9 8PR
- Public transport:
- Brixton, Underground
Great cold noodles. It's the best thing they do. The veg option comes with strands of dried bean curd which goes really well with the noodles and spicy sauce.
The dumplings get three stars. They are tasty but I have definitely had better elsewhere.more
Great Asian restaurant in Brixton Village. Small and friendly . Absolutely amazing noodles and dumplings.more
Not just great dumplings, but great beef noodle soup as well!
This place is always full on the weekends - but with quick turnarounds, you'll get a table quickly. Tables are only 2-4 though, so large parties might find it tricky.
Service isn't a strong point with overstretched 1-2 waitresses, but you don't come here for the service, but for the excellent dumplings. There are three types on...more
Pretty much the number one reason to go to Brixton.
Cram yourself in a tiny table and order the dumplings. Don't bother doing anything stupid like sharing, get your own. GET TWO ORDERS. If I had my time at Mama Lan again I would just keep ordering plate after plate. They are that good.
And she's adorable too. That women knows how to crack out a plate of dumplings, I tell ya.
The Asian representative of Brixton Village Market.
Mama Lan is a small business with big flavours. I love that it's family owned and I even got the pleasure to see mama and papa Lan at work when I had my dumplings at the 'bar' table.
I've only had the dumplings here but I'm sure the other dishes are good. I always mean to try the other dishes but I'm just too taken with the dumplings to...more