There is something pure and nourishing about steamed dumplings. These little purses of fragrant flavour bring out a feeling of well-being in me that verges on devotion. A good dumpling makes me happy, which is why it was extremely appropriate to eat such perfect ones at ‘Happy Dumplings’ in Brixton Market. I used to live in Brixton and the market was always a thriving centre of global foods but now it has become a centre for pop up restaurants too.
The small shop also serves steamed dim sum,, noodles and noodle soups but forget those and go for the Happy Dumplings – steamed fried or in soup.
I had steamed beef, which were delicately 5 spiced and came on a plate of fresh cucumber with choice of soy or rice vinegar to dip them in. My husband had pork ones which were equally fine and the kids had an interesting dish of fried ‘prawns wrapped in chips’ which were wrapped like mummies in a kind of potato noodle that I have not come across before. They loved them.
A perfect little lunch and well worth a re-visit.