Brixton Village is set to host another specialty restaurant with the expected March arrival of Chinese meat specialist Three Uncles.
Three uncles are childhood friends and chefs Cheong Yew (Uncle Lim), Pui Sing Tsang (Uncle Sidney) and Mo Kwok (Uncle Mo) who specialize in siu mei – Cantonese roast meat.
The Brixton business will be their first sit-down restaurant after takeaways in Camden and Liverpool Street.
Their start coincided with the start of the lockdowns and takeout was the logical option at the time.
Now the three hope to bring a Hong Kong-style roast meat shop to south London.
They plan to serve “family-style” dishes like typhoon-proof prawns; lotus leaf rice with Chinese sausage, steamed chicken, shiitake mushrooms and chestnuts; and steamed minced pork with candied vegetables.
The new Three Uncles will have 25 indoor seats and a covered terrace.
“We launched just before the pandemic and while home delivery has allowed us to survive and build customer loyalty, we want our restaurant to attract people away from home, bring them the joy of dining out,” said Pui Sing Tsang.
Roasted duck and fun char siu lai noodle soups, a Hong Kong favourite, will also be served.
“Lai Fun is a rice noodle with a texture like thin udon that is very popular in Hong Kong served in soup,” Cheong Yew said.
“We are very proud of our broth. We start with dozens of our roasted duck bones that carry all the flavor of the herbs and spices from our 48-hour marinade.