Mommi Clapham

I spotted a great offer on TimeOut and after looking at the menu, I thought it'd be a great place to try out and with Melissa :)

Based near Clapham North / Clapham High Street station, is Clapham's best kept secret. Catering for meat-lovers, vegans and gluten free diets, there's something for everyone :)

For £12 per person (usually £31.25) you get 8 sharing dishes and a cocktail at this Peruvian-Japanese style bar. Here's what the menu looks like:

Seasonal infused Mommi House Pisco Sour
Crispy Peruvian Corn Cancha, Smoked Paprika
Padron Peppers, Sea Salt
Despite being scared of Japalenos, these are picked before they become hot so were just like eating peppers with a slight crunch from the light batter and sea salt. I found the crispy corn quite addictive too :)
Raw Bar
Tuna Chirashi Sushi, Ginger, Kampyo and Sesame, Kizami Nori, Aji Amarillo Crème Fraiche
Salmon, Sweet Potato, Orange & Red Onion Ceviche, Lime and Coriander

We loved the tuna dish. The sweet potato was also yummy but interesting too. I don't think either of us have had orange pieces in a savoury dish but I really liked the burst of sweetness it gave to the contrasting sharpness from the lime. Very refreshing and summery dish
Teryaki Chicken, Quinoa Lime Picante, Sesame and Lemon Zest
Courgette and Mushroom, Corn Causa, Burnt Yuzu Dressing

By this point we were getting full but everything was really tasty. The chicken teriyaki had a large portion of the sauce on one side of the dish so it was a bit hard to eat the saturated side. So you might need to mix it up before you eat it. 
The same applied with the courgette and mushroom plate. As much as I enjoyed my half, poor Melissa caught the very sharp yuzu side resulting in this face:

Hot Kitchen
Crispy Pork Bites, Sweet Potato, Red Onion, Green Habanero Ponzu
Cassava Fries, Coriander and Huacatay Crème Fraiche
The colours were so vibrant just like the flavours. I had been looking forward to the pork so couldn't wait to tuck in. Despite being well cooked and flavoursome, we both found it a little dry. The cassava chips were delicious but we couldn't finish them. Not wanting to waste them, I took them home :)
Overall we loved the fusion between Japanese and Peruvian cuisines. Bright, colourful and flavoursome food, I'm sure I'll be back again :)

44-48 Clapham High Street,


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