Dubbel Dubbel

Malmö: Dubbel Dubbel

Double Trouble in Little China

Compared to its older and more adventurous brothers Stockholm and Göteborg, Malmö has always been a bit shy and conservative when it comes to food. Maybe due to its size, maybe due to its location in the Southern part of the country. But in recent years, a growing number of restaurants and bars like Belle and Eatery Social have managed to take this town out of its comfort zone and season the culinary scene with new, young flavours. Dubbel Dubbel is precisely one of these places.

Dubbel Dubbel is a dim sum den located on a side streak of the buzzing Möllan neighbourhood. To us, Möllan is a bit like Nørrebro in our hometown Copenhagen: a former workers’ neighbourhood that has been reclaimed by hippies and hipsters. It’s the classic story: the neighbourhoods with a bumpy and colourful history are the ones that turn out to be the most exciting food-wise. Amongst ethnic shops, Indian and Thai restaurants, Dubbel Dubbel has found its place.

Following two establishments opened in Göteborg, this restaurant serves shareable and fun dishes that primarily take their cues from Chinese cuisine. And their focus is on, you guessed it: dumplings. Steamed, fried, deep-fried, flat, puffy, these guys really love their dumplings and we can only be happy that they want to share their passion with others.

Without a doubt, the dumplings is the main reason you should be going there: from classic dim sum like glass noodle jiaozi and duck mantou to veal wontons with stinky tofu and tempeh steamed dumplings. As with many restaurants in Sweden, they offer both vegan and vegetarian options, as well. Well, this comes as no surprise, as many traditional Chinese dishes can actually be made vegetarian.

Besides dumplings, they also have some exciting dishes like cumin lamb salad and fried cauliflower tossed in szechuan pepper. We also liked their desserts, as we went for their coconut trifle with taro, ginger and mascarpone cheese and the classic black sesame ice-cream served with raspberry gelé.

Good to know, the dishes are shareable: meaning that they are actually on the small side and it’s not cheapest Chinese street food that you’ll find. But hey, it’s Scandinavian price tags after all. In the spring - summer months, they serve the food in their back garden - a perfect oasis to camouflage yourself from the sun and busy life outside.

What you're eating:
Mantou with fermented tempeh, hoisin and sriracha sauce.
What you're drinking:
Their Shaolin Sour, a twist on the classic Amaretto sour with apple must and yuzu.
The extra mile for:
Hyping Chinese street food with a contemporary approach.
“Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me?”
- Jack Burton (Big Trouble in Little China) -