Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wuli Wuli, Camberwell: Bringing the burn....

Wuli Wuli, Camberwell

A couple of weeks ago, I headed down to newly opened Wuli Wuli with two of my favourite South East London friend and bloggers. It looked far too classy for a Chinese restaurant in Camberwell with smart lighting and stylish black interior. We walked in and it was empty bar one other table, never a great sign, but it was early days and the initial word on the street was positive.

Wuli Wuli, Camberwell

We shouldn't have worried as much of the food we ate was very good. With Chinese/Cantonese staples in the front part of the menu, the interesting stuff lay behind what was simply labelled as "Chinese Style". The food behind this divide was more based around the Szechuan cuisine and contained interesting dishes of smashed cucumbers and other dishes containing the more "interesting" parts of the animal.

I wanted to write it up back then but Lizzie and Helen had already covered everything I wanted to say and I sat back hoping that the empty seats would soon fill up.

Wuli Wuli, Camberwell

And fill up it did. Taking the bus down Camberwell Church street every evening, Wuli Wuli seems to bustling along nicely. So why write it up now? Well a week ago I excitedly got a menu delivered through my front door informing me that they now did delivery. Awesome. I waited until the weekend and ordered. Swift delivery and an incredibly cheery Chinaman (much like myself) greeted me, with great food to boost. Spicy thin slices of cabbage, leeks and pork, all intermingled with dried chillis, what's not to like?

Wuli Wuli - 15 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8TR

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Hollow Legs said...

HURRAY! How far do they deliver to? Please say New Cross...

FatFran said...

What Lizzie said - pls say New Cross!

Also, what's the thing in the middle picture? I want it.

Grumbling Gourmet said...

They do delivery?! bloody marvellous! That's my next lazy night in sorted!

There seems to be a real Sichuan community round here, certainly with two excellent authentic restaurants from the region..

Lovely photos as always..


London Chow said...

Wuli Wuli? Interesting name :)
Ditto Francesca, the middle dish makes me hungry.

I try to avoid takeaways/deliveries as they usually come packed in those thin foiled containers with a paper lid, which will be soaked with oil by the time they reach. Hardly appetising. But Wuli Wuli's comes with plastic containers, solved the prob I guess.

Gin and Crumpets said...

Camberwell just gets better and better, doesn't it? I gots to move back. But in the meantime, I've written a song in praise of Camberwell, just for you:

Camberwell, you're the best
You're better than the rest
Of South East London
Which all feels undone
In comparison to you

Camberwell, we love you
SE5 dreams come true
For the residents
Who pay their rents
On time in Camberwell

Good, isn't it?

Rosaria Williams said...

If i like a dish, can I get the recipe?