Launching today (13 September) in the north London development’s Food Hall area, the new site follows the success of the brand’s original siu mei kiosk near Liverpool Street station, which launched in 2019.
Childhood friends and chefs Cheong Yew (Uncle Lim), Pui Sing Tsang (Uncle Sidney) and Mo Kwok (Uncle Mo) specialise in homemade chopped-to-order Cantonese roast duck, crispy pork belly (siu yuk) and char siu pork.
Two traditional Hong Kong dishes will be added to the existing menu; Auntie Jun’s char siu sou (handmade by Uncle Sidney’s cousin who is famed for her baked sweet BBQ pork pastries) and curry fishballs (traditional Hong Kong-style fishballs served with Uncle Lim’s secret curry sauce).
“The roast meats are the star of the show but for our new launch we are very lucky to have convinced Auntie Jun to make her Char Siu Sou, flaky on the outside and tender and meaty on the inside, just as they should be” says Uncle Sidney.
“Siu mei brings back treasured memories for us; growing up in Hong Kong in the 70s we would visit the famous roast meat cafes near Wan Chai market and watch the skilled chefs chopping delicious chunks of roast duck and char siu pork,” says Uncle Mo.
“Siu Mei remains one of the most popular types of food for everyday Hong Kongers but in London you can only really find it in restaurants in Chinatown so we look forward to continue to bring this food out to the streets to make it available to all as you would find across the Far East.”