Sunday 24 April 2016


Bao Diddley

Mr Bao

I love bao so I was excited to try the newly opened Mr Bao on an impromptu trip to Peckham at little while ago. We arrived at the restaurant for an early dinner but front of house told us the place was full so they took my number to give us a call in an hours time. Perfect, no queueing outside so we popped to the pub across the street. An hour later my mobile started to buzz so we headed back where a little table for two was waiting for us.

The menu is a small plates, designed for sharing type vibe and split into small sharing plates and baos so we ordered a little of everything. Steve had a Taiwan beer whilst I drank an extremely delicious peach flavoured beer.

The small plates really stood out, especially the fried chicken (succulent and crispy) and the soy glazed steak special (perfectly rare). I also loved the ponzu dip that came with the broccoli. The sweet potato chips were perfectly fluffy on the inside and crispy on the out. Afterwards I was told by a friend that the beef soup is amazing so that's definitely on my list next time I visit.

We decide to share a couple of baos as we knew we'd fill up on the small plates. Not being a fan of lamb or mushroom we were left to order from the Mr Bao (slow braised pork, pickles, peanut powder and coriander) and the Bao Diddley (fried free rang chicken, wasabi mayo, kimchi and coriander). Both were tasty, I particularly enjoyed fried chicken as my love for anything wasabi related is increasing at an alarming rate plus I like the juxtaposing contrast in texture between the crispy meat and soft cloud-like bun.

As soon as I saw the menu I knew I'd be ordering dessert. Fried bao, toasted marshmallow and chocolate sauce is basically anything I could every want in a pudding, I loved it!

I enjoyed my meal at Mr Bao and the fact you can book a table makes it less hassle than visiting Bao in Soho. The food is excellent value, you can choose 3 plates per person for £15 maximum and the portion sizes are generous. Whilst I probably wont go out of my way to Peckham for Mr Bao alone I'll definitely eat here again next time I'm in the area.

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  1. Ah yet another one to add to my list restaurant Queen!
    A Story of a Girl

  2. I remember our dinner at Bao Soho fondly, it was one of my last meals out before leaving London :') The soy-glazed steak looks so good! Sounds like Mr Bao is far more convenient what with being able to book a table or simply go to the pub whilst waiting x


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