Introducing: Mao Chow
— 15 Jul 2021, 14:39 by Daniel Dear
We are delighted to welcome Mao Chow to unit 56 at BOXPARK Shoreditch.
We caught up with the Chinese street food brand to find out more...
Tell us about yourself...
After getting hooked on Chinese flavours during his time working with Jonathan Wu on the Lower East Side, Californian-born chef Julian Denis has been popping up around East London since 2017 with his plant-based, self-defined “inauthentic Chinese food” (Behind This Wall, Pamela). In 2019 he went brick-and-mortar in the tiniest spot behind London Fields, on Mare Street. Mao Chow became an instant classic with Hackney locals for late night noodles and shots of baijiu. Expect spicy Dan Dan Noodles, Dumplings in Chilli Oil and spicy + tingly Chongqing Cauliflower.
Which song best sums up your brand?
Whodini - Freaks Come Out at Night
What can we expect from your stay at BOXPARK?
SPICY FOOD 4 SPICY PEOPLE
Which item from your current menu is your favourite?
Dan Dan Noodles. We're really proud this dish. It's been a work in progress since 2017 and it's finally at a place where it's near perfect for me!
What does the future hold for your brand?
Open a few more restaurants focusing on different concepts within the Mao Chow brand with few more laughs and a few more friends, hopefully.