Three Uncles is a Hong Kong style Siu Mei kiosk opening in Holloway Road’s The Upper Place in mid-June 2019.
Siu Mei is the Cantonese term for roast meats and childhood friends and chefs – Cheong Yew (Uncle Lim), Pui Sing Tsang (Uncle Sidney) and Mo Kwok (Uncle Mo) have taken a 300 square foot unit in the new food market to specialise in Cantonese Roast Duck, Crispy Pork Belly (Siu Yuk) and Char Siu Pork.
Inspired by their almost daily habit of spending hours at Siu Mei spots whilst growing up together in Hong Kong in the 1970s, the three uncles have worked on the project for 12 months developing recipes and sourcing equipment; the aim to serve traditional, chopped to order siu mei designed for London consumers.
“Siu Mei brings back treasured memories for us; growing up in Hong Kong in the 70s we would visit the famous roast meat cafes near Wan Chai market and watch the skilled chefs chopping delicious chunks of roast duck and char siu pork. Siu Mei remains one of the most popular types of food for everyday Hong Kongers, but in London you can only really find it in restaurants in Chinatown” says Uncle Mo. “We look forward to bringing this food out to the streets to make it available to all as you would find across the Far East”.
Our favourite item has to be the Cantonese Roast Duck.