aubergine and minced pork from Wuli Wuli, Camberwell

aubergine and minced pork from Wuli Wuli, Camberwell

Wuli Wuli is a well regarded Chinese restaurant in Camberwell, specialising in food from Sichuan province, that I was lucky enough to stumble into just as they opened for dinner at 5pm.

I was looking for a comforting meal, and within their subdued red and grey-walled room, under the exposed ceiling panels, that's exactly what I found.

Expect no fuss food with a homely feel. Skip the Cantonese-style gloopy stuff at the start of the menu, and head straight for the Sichuan section, where I'd heard it was sacrilege not to try an aubergine dish.

Aubergine and minced pork it was, manoeuvring amongst the steaming bowl with a pair of chopsticks in one hand and a spoon in the other. The sweetness of the deep-fried chopped aubergine in a dark sticky soy and vinegar sauce was delightful, and similar in flavour to a good and thick teriyaki.

I polished off the whole thing contently on its own, but if you really need a bowl of boiled (£1.80) or egg fried (£2.50) rice, it wont empty the bank. Maybe share one with a friend. Note: cash only, and you can make a reservation through their website.

Words and photography | Bisi Bajomo


15 Camberwell Church Street SE5 8TR

Opening hours
Mon - Sat | 12pm - 3pm & 5pm - 11.30pm
Sun | 12pm - 11.30pm

Tel | +44 (0)207 708 5024

Last updated | 11th Nov 2016