Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings from 6pm and Saturday lunch from 12pm
Vegan Fires of Sichuan Lit in Dalston
This Spring, London’s first vegan Sichuan pop-up, V. Sichuan is coming to Dalston for a residency at organic wine bar, WEINO BIB. Expect a mouth-watering menu of classic dishes from the Sichuan region of China – all 100% plant-based.
Sweet and floral red oil, deeply fermented roasted flavour bases, soft and juicy rice dumplings. The toasted and complex flavours of Sichuan are coming to London this spring, 100% vegan for the first time! V. Sichuan is excited to complement the work of Sichuan Folk, Bai Wei and others, joining London’s thriving Sichuanese scene for 3 weeks in April.
Featuring authentic Chengdu street snacks and classic, explosively flavoured homestyle dishes, V. Sichuan will showcase textural delights and favourites from a subtle body of pickling and fermentation. Familiar friends on the menu: deeply chewy noodles, dripping with oils and sweet sesame, strictly seasonal greens, mapo tofu and fish-fragrant aubergines, and for the more adventurous, pure pearlescent liangfen, a jelly made from mung bean starch and drenched in punchy flavourings, and lao zao, the softly fruity and magical hooch with its floating nuduals of glutinous rice. [add example dishes here to make my mouth water – i need to imagine what i will be eating, what kind of chengdu street snacks? What are the classic dishes, give some more tangible examples for people that have never had Sichuan, or even Chinese food before. ‘Expect to taste classics like...Slow cooked aubergine with sichuan pepper, chilli oil, garlic and ginger etc.’With a food culture uninterrupted for 2500 years, Sichuan has no shortage of ancient classics, and no shortage of dishes that have always existed without meat.
In an exciting collaboration with Weino BIB, delicious natural wines and unusual beers have been paired with the food. Bamboo Leaf green tea from Sichuan will be available.
As is traditional, sharing is encouraged. Some bookings will be taken, with space reserved for walk-ins.
There will be options on most dishes for ‘mild’ or, for those who like it hot, ‘Chongqing’ levels of heat and numbing.