Bao London
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Address: 53 Lexington Street, Soho W1F 9AS

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Small restaurant serving ‘Bao’ = steamed buns with various fillings and a small range of Taiwanese dishes.

Latest reviews of Bao Soho

Ed Cumming

Ed Cumming, The Telegraph

3 June 2015

Bao are probably the friendliest-looking food on earth. They are like faces made out of marshmallow; little smiley Michelin Men of deliciousness. How could you not want to stuff these little guys into your face? The bun’s pillowy softness gave way to the chicken’s robust crunch, with a Sichuan-accented mayonnaise cutting through the other flavours…

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RichardVines

Richard Vines, Bloomberg

14 May 2015

But the buns—oh, the buns: They come loaded with beautiful meat, perfectly seasoned. All are delicious, yet each is distinctive…

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LisaMarkwell

Lisa Markwell, The Independent

2 May 2015

If I had to narrow recommendations for when you visit – (…) – I’d say this: the scallop with yellow-bean garlic (£3.50) is magnificent – the minced garlic softened in a dark, insanely umami sauce with a very good, fresh seared scallop. That pig-blood cake (£3.50) is a deeply savoury, black pudding/haggisy rectangle topped with the blazing sunshine of a soy-aged egg yolk…

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PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

20 April 2015

Bao continues to make some of the finest gua bao in London, but the kitchen hasn’t sat on its laurels. It has taken the opportunity of a permanent restaurant to expand its menu to delicious effect, coming up with a focussed selection of other sublimely executed dishes that go beyond the usual London Chinese food cliches…

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What the Critics say

Ed Cumming

Ed Cumming, The Telegraph

3 June 2015

Bao are probably the friendliest-looking food on earth. They are like faces made out of marshmallow; little smiley Michelin Men of deliciousness. How could you not want to stuff these little guys into your face? The bun’s pillowy softness gave way to the chicken’s robust crunch, with a Sichuan-accented mayonnaise cutting through the other flavours…

Read full review »
RichardVines

Richard Vines, Bloomberg

14 May 2015

But the buns—oh, the buns: They come loaded with beautiful meat, perfectly seasoned. All are delicious, yet each is distinctive…

Read full review »
LisaMarkwell

Lisa Markwell, The Independent

2 May 2015

If I had to narrow recommendations for when you visit – (…) – I’d say this: the scallop with yellow-bean garlic (£3.50) is magnificent – the minced garlic softened in a dark, insanely umami sauce with a very good, fresh seared scallop. That pig-blood cake (£3.50) is a deeply savoury, black pudding/haggisy rectangle topped with the blazing sunshine of a soy-aged egg yolk…

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Guy Dimond, Time Out

8 April 2015

The restaurant’s name derives from gua bao: fluffy white steamed buns, in this case filled with braised pork, sprinkled with peanut powder, and yours for £3.75. (…) Yet buns are only half the story. Xiao chi (small eats) are given equal prominence, (…). Pig’s blood cake – a neat little block topped with a lightly cured egg yolk – tastes of soy sauce and black pudding. Vegetarian dishes are enticing…

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What the Bloggers say

PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

20 April 2015

Bao continues to make some of the finest gua bao in London, but the kitchen hasn’t sat on its laurels. It has taken the opportunity of a permanent restaurant to expand its menu to delicious effect, coming up with a focussed selection of other sublimely executed dishes that go beyond the usual London Chinese food cliches…

Read full review »