Who are we?
Ugly Dumpling is a global fusion dumpling restaurant in Carnaby founded by Ping, Panos and Philipp in July 2017. It is closely related to the street food business called The Ugly Dumplings.
Our story - Street Food
Ping founded The Ugly Dumplings street food stall in December 2015.
Since then, The Ugly Dumplings have been invited to participate in a number of high-profile street food markets, namely The Partridge’s Market at Duke of York Square in Chelsea, Cardinal Place in Victoria and St. James’ Piccadilly as well as Carnaby Street Eat and Primrose Hill festivals, both of which required serving over a thousand customers in a day.
‘From Asian street snack to easy dining experience’
Ping joined forces with Philipp to what they both believed was the next logical step – establishing a sit-down casual dining brand that primarily focused on dumplings.
Head Chef Andrew Mead was brought in to expand the menu from Asian fusion to what we call global fusion. We tested hundreds of combinations to see what filling works within a pan-fried dumpling, and we never stopped!
Side dishes were carefully selected to accompany our delicious dumplings.
With time, Andrew moved to South Africa and opened a wonderful cafe with his wife, and was replaced as a gourmet chef-consultant by his close friend and colleague Emilian Craciun, a former MasterChef contestant that keeps adding his knowledge, experience and significant amounts of his artistic flair to our concept.
During the crisis we are keeping busy delivering frozen dumplings throughout the capital, we are also looking forward to getting back to normal. Hence, we have decided to offer gift vouchers which will be valid to be claimed when Ugly Dumpling is back up and running (when it is safe to do so).
In the meanwhile
If you don't feel like buying a voucher for the future (as the future is very uncertain), think about supporting us by ordering frozen dumplings - all the details can be found on our Instagram @ugly.dumpling.uk
Thank you all for your magnificent support!
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