This small place opened last year and is an offshoot of the Mr Bao in Peckham. I do love bao but have often found that in London the texture is not all that good, often a bit dense and doughy. Not here though if anything can be called pillow soft these can, they were as light as a feather. The fillings were pretty good too.
Pork Belly Bao. Rich, soft pork belly. The peanuts provided a nice crunch offsetting the softness of the pork.
Drunken Prawn Bao. Very fresh prawns in a crisp beer batter with a nice spicy sweet sauce. Lots of greens to freshen everything up.
Fried Chicken with spicy bean sauce. The sauce cooked have packed a bit more of a punch flavour wise but the chicken was juicy and the batter lovely and crisp and not greasy.
House kimchi. More like a salad than actual kimchi as it lacked the requisite funkiness. However it was light and fragrant and given the richness of some of the other dishes a perfect accompaniment.
Lychee IPA. Brewed specially for the restaurant in East London. I love lychee & I love an IPA. In the wrong hands this could have been awful. A very light touch with the lychee lending a nice fragrance and sweetness against the bitter hoppiness. Also a fantastic label, so good I took the bottle home with me.