Ugly Dumpling has announced it will open a brand new restaurant in Fitzrovia on 4 January 2022.
It also revealed that to celebrate the launch and mark veganuary, it has created a limited-edition vegan cheeseburger dumpling exclusively for the new site.
From traditional Asian fillings to modern Western flavours, Ugly Dumpling is a new “bold food” concept that combines “fresh ingredients” and “innovative concoctions” to redesign street food.
The restaurant said the new Fitzrovia site is “much larger” than the Carnaby unit with space for up to 60 diners including a bar counter and boxed off semi-private space for larger groups of up to eight.
The new vegan cheeseburger dumpling will offer a “plant-based twist” – a pan-fried dumpling, topped with Ugly Dumpling’s signature burger sauce and avocado-lime vegan mayo, and filled with a soy-bean based meat substitute and melted vegan cheese.
Ping Wong, Ugly Dumpling co-founder, said: “Providing a wide choice of dumplings for vegan and vegetarian customers has always been important to us and we work hard to ensure the flavours are as bold and delicious. Our cheeseburger dumpling has been one of the most popular on the menu since we began and we didn’t want our vegan customers to miss out.”
Philipp Chaykin, co-founder, added: “Our Fitzrovia restaurant is the next step in Ugly Dumpling’s expansion, giving us a chance to extend our partnership with Shaftesbury, our landlord in Carnaby.”