Saturday Night Takeaway: Wuli Wuli

[Edit: Menu picture below updated March 2012. To see a larger version go to My Flickr]

A while back now I had some mates over and we remembered that Wuli Wuli do takeaway. I’ve been ordering one most Saturday nights since then and it’s so good I thought it might be worth a little reminder for those locals amongst you.

Remember you need to order from the Sichuan ‘B’ side of the menu, the other side is just the usual gloopy rubbish. Last night we feasted on (clockwise from top), mapo tofu; smacked cucumbers with garlic sauce; shredded potato with garlic sauce; the appetisingly named ‘saliva chicken'; monk’s vegetables and fried pork country style. Here’s a picture of the menu (below) in case it’s your first time and you don’t have one. This is the only page you need. If you’re going to order using the numbers make sure to say, “number 126-B” otherwise you’ll end up with number 126 from the A side of the menu and you’ll be faced with sweet and sour chicken balls.

The people are very friendly, the delivery super speedy (I’ve never had to wait more than 30 minutes for my food) and cheap; this lot (with 2 steamed rice) came to £30 and it fed 2 of us twice that evening and for lunch the next day. You get 2 free beers or a large soft drink with orders over £25. For me, nothing cuts through Sichuan food like an ice cold fizzy beer.

Wuli Wuli
15 Camberwell Church Street
Tel: 0207 708 5024
Free delivery on orders over £10
Open Mon-Sat 12-11pm and Sat-Sun 12-11.30pm; delivery time: 5-11pm.

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23 Responses to “Saturday Night Takeaway: Wuli Wuli”

  1. Kay

    me want. now. very jealous about you having such a brilliant restaurant with delivery service close by. serious cravings for sichuan food…

  2. Jake

    That’ seriously good to know, we’ll try it out. We’ve tried the Silk Road a few times but Chinese friends don’t rate it at all. The big question is where to get a decent Indian delivery?

  3. Lot-O-Choc

    Love your blog! Just found it! Hope you’ll visit mine too :)
    The saliva chicken looks temptingly good…in fact it all does!!

  4. Maz

    Will definitely try
    For good Indian takeaway in SE5 (but pricey) I order from Babur. Always, always delicious

  5. Su-Lin

    God, I’m craving that something fierce right now…

  6. knit nurse

    Seriously, what IS saliva chicken?!

  7. Helen

    Kay – I know! Me lucky lady.

    Jake – locally? I dunno. I’m still trying to find one myself…

    Lot-o-choc – why, thank you.

    Maz – thanks for the tip!

    Su-Lin – It’s just so addictive isn’t it. I could hardly keep away from it, kept dipping into the fridge. Even now I’ve still got the cravings and I’ve been eating Sichuan all weekend.

    Knit nurse – Ha ha. I think the name comes from the fact that it’s so delicious it makes your mouth water. It’s a cold dish of chicken pieces with a chilli sauce made from chilli oil, sichuan pepper, garlic etc. It’s also quite sweet. Delicious!

  8. Ruth

    This all looks so fab! I sometimes wish I lived in London to have access to the wonderful variety of food you seem to have on your doorstep!

  9. Mr Noodles

    Whoa, steady on now. I know exactly what you mean by the gloopy rubbish, but please can you not refer to it as ‘usual Cantonese-style’? The usual Cantonese-style that you refer to would not be recognised by the Cantonese and is far from the real McCoy.

    Usual Cantonese-style is dim sum, roast meats hanging in a Chinatown window, and steamed whole fish in soy with ginger and spring onion.

    Sorry for the slight touchiness, but I hope you understand that I don’t like to see my native cuisine unfairly dissed.

  10. Helen

    Mr. Noodles – you are totally right, I phrased that very badly. I of course meant the horrible shite we generally find from your average takeaway which is not representative of ‘proper’ Cantonese food.

  11. London Cho

    Heheh, I think I know what Helen meant. Someone just lamented to me the other day that ‘Chinese’ in London seems to refer solely to ‘Cantonese’. I wouldn’t be surprised if one would just walk into any Chinese restaurant fully expecting to see sweet and sour * (fill in the blank) on the menu.

    I’m a sucker for mapo tofu. But would hesitate to order it in a plastic container, which just makes the entire dish seems more oily. Hmm.

  12. Helen

    Mr. Noodles – Have removed offending word. People saying on Twitter they knew what I meant but I don’t want to upset anyone cause I’m too nice.

  13. Spill

    I would make sure it is 126-b..a complicated type of a menu..I for one sometime don’t read menu just go on with it..and its a nice image..thanks for the post…

  14. Christopher

    Thanks for the heads up about this; despite living five mins away I didn’t know about it. Our fridge was empty tonight and they brought a bag of goodies round – in 25 mins – and it was brllliant. Especially the fried aubergine with minced pork – mmmm.
    You’re a boon to we Camberwellians who maybe aren’t quite so clued up about what’s under our noses – please keep it coming!

    PS – Had lunch at the the Ledbury on Sunday – food as good as I have ever eaten.

  15. Anna

    (1st comment on here – love your blog Helen, for both general food drooling & local tips)

    Wuli Wuli’s still on our ‘to try’ list. Thanks for the reminder.

    Indian takeaways locally – Babur restaurant is wonderful, but i think the takeaway (from a different kitchen) is a massive letdown in comparison. Haven’t tried the ‘al a carte’ takeaway from the restaurant kitchen – the prices are a big put-off.
    By far my favourite Indian takeaway locally is from ‘Spices’ in Nunhead. Esp the House & Chef specials. They’re a bit luminous in colour but always fresh & very tasty – not your run of the mill indian takeaway fare. – would love to hear your report on it Helen.

  16. Gin and Crumpets

    Not often you look at a picture of a takeaway and think: That’s a good looking takeaway, but damn, that is a good looking takeaway. And good to hear a recommendation for Spices from Anna. It’s round the corner form me and I’ve been wondering if it was worth a punt. Will give it a whirl.

  17. Robert

    Tasty food especially the smacked cucumbers! I cried and my nose ran… But the warm glow afterwards is worth it.

  18. jacqui

    This looks a lot like Korean food.
    Especially the tofu and cucumber dishes.

  19. simon

    Thanks, just ordered it after a heavy afternoon of kids pirate partying!

  20. Helen

    Sounds well deserved!! Hope you enjoyed it.

  21. Luciebelle

    Ganapati do takeaways if the aren’t too busy (bellenden road) – absolutely fantastic south Indian food, best I’ve tasted outside, er, south India.

  22. Helen

    Adore Ganapati! I had no idea they would do takeaway though…awesome.

  23. Bonnie

    I’ve always been interested to try Wuli Wuli as I’ve passed it so many times as I live in Camberwell. It always looks so dark and empty in there though! One day I will try it along with Silk Road!

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