Gluten free menu's are becoming more common at eateries across London, but there's nothing quite like the safety and comfort a 100% gluten free eatery brings. Enter Mommi, a fun, hip venue offering Nikkei food (japanese/peruvian fusion) that's recently made the switch to a 100% gluten free menu and venue. We spoke to the owners to learn a little more ...
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What inspired Mommi to go 100% gluten free?
The Nikkei food at MOMMI lent itself naturally to a 100% GF transition. Comprising Raw, Robata & Hot Kitchen, our method of preparation and cooking (small plates – market-style dining) made the move challenging but utterly worthwhile. When considering the produce from Peru and Japan, it is easy to recognize the naturally healthy ethos that working exclusively with these ingredients promotes. Raw fish, grains, and grills provide a vibrant flavor profile: all the excitement and indulgence, none of the stodge ;-)
What can diners expect when visiting your restaurant?
A beautifully quirky and impeccably finished, totally glam interior. Friendly and knowledgeable service. All the drama of an “on-show” open kitchen. Delicious food & drinks – presented with care, love and absolute attention to detail.
Japanese and Latin American is an interesting fusion - how did this come about?
Not one we can take the credit for ;-) Nikkei cuisine (Japanese/Peruvian) is an organic combo, created when Japanese emigrants settled first in Peru – then across Latin America - combining their home-schooled techniques with indigenous produce.
What's your favourite dish?
Too hard! Love LOVE our MOMMI Chirashi Sushi (a deconstructed sushi bowl) and Jalapeno Salmon Sashimi from the Raw. Hot dishes have to include Sticky Short Rib of Beef and the Spiced Anticucho Aubergine with Smoked Yogurt.
What sets you apart from other restaurants offering gluten free options?
ALL OF OUR FOOD is 100% GF! We are currently going through our Coeliac accreditation so well on the path to being officially recognized.
Okay, I'm hungry! Where can we find you?
Clapham North is our closest tube: 44-48 Clapham High St, SW4 7UR. See you there ;-)