— 23 Jan 2017, 20:31
Chinese New Year is coming up this weekend and we thought it would the perfect opportunity to sit down with Ning Ma, the brains behind the delicious Chinsese menu at Boxpark Croydon - Mamalan
Tell us who you are and what you do.
We're mamalan and we're all about traditional Chinese recipes with a modern twist.
Which song best sums up your brand?
I'm not so sure that there's any one song that could possibly sum up Mamalan. It would change every single day!
What can we expect from you at Boxpark Croydon?
You can expect fresh, handmade dumplings, hearty noodle soups, refreshing noodle salads and monthly specials that really get your taste buds going! It's a real fusion of flavours at Mamalan.
What is your favourite item from your menu?
That's really tough. We run a slightly smaller menu at Boxpark Croydon with around 15 dishes in total. It would be too difficult to pick just one. Everything is super tasty!
Which other Boxpark Croydon trader would you recommend to customers?
We love Dum Dums Doughnuts! Especially since they're baked, not fried!
What is your favourite thing about Croydon?
Croydon is so diverse and has a fantastic range of shops and great transport links. It's also has such a strong community, which is amazing!
If you were on death row, what would be your last meal and why?
Dumplings and noodles! It was the food we had when we were growing up.
And finally, how will you be celebrating Chinese New Year?
I'm going to hang lanterns up everywhere and hold a big, delicious banquet with my family!