Mambow to bring modern Malaysian cuisine to South London in June

From bursting onto the London food scene with her first restaurant on Commercial Street in 2020 to gaining attention around her unique Malaysian-style meal kits during lockdown, Michelin-trained head chef and founder Abby Lee will now take the next step in her journey.

This June, Mambow will serve up modern Malaysian dishes at South London’s new concept Market Stalls in the heart of Peckham.

Abby gained her diploma at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in London, honed her skills growing up in her family’s bakeries in Singapore and Malaysia before moving to Italy to cook at Michelin-starred Pashà Ristorante near the city of Bari.

Inspired by Abby's time spent in Singapore and Malaysia, Mambow is all about flavour-first cooking that packs a punch, placing emphasis on locally sourced, seasonal and sustainable produce.

For lunch, there will be Abby’s version of Nasi Lemak - the iconic Malay dish of fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaves, served with a side of sambal, eggs and anchovies - with their choice of any of the three curries.

Also exclusive to lunch will be this inspired Hainanese Chicken Sando – poached and shredded chicken breast tossed in ginger & spring onion oil, kewpie mayo, chicken fat chilli vinegar, crispy fried onions and fresh cucumber; everything you could ever want in a sandwich.

For dessert, Cendol is a striking emerald green, shaved iced Malaysian dessert with layers of coconut milk, pandan jellies, red beans and palm sugar syrup.

For dinner, snacks will include The M Wing, an addictively brined, and deep-fried chicken wing tossed in an anchovy sambal and served with lime; a recipe inspired by the flavours of Nasi Lemak, Malaysia’s national dish.

Acar Awak (pickled seasonal vegetables & pineapple, coriander seeds and crushed peanuts) and - Lor Bak (deep-fried five spice pork and prawn rolls in a bean curd skin) are both classic Nyonya dishes, and the latter was so popular in Abby’s lockdown meal kits, she has to bring it to Mambow at Market Stalls.