Taiwanese cult favourite hits South London
BAO will be opening their third restaurant in Borough and this time, they're promising something a little different.
Popular Taiwanese fried chicken chain Monga have chosen London's Chinatown for their first European branch.
With all the hype over the opening of their first London restaurant, could Din Tai Fung live up to expectations? We went to check out the famous Taiwanese dumpling chain's Covent Garden restaurant.
This addition to Marylebone is inspired by the street-markets of Taiwan, and there's quite a lot more to it than bao buns (but they appear too). Expect waffle-like wheelcakes made to order and alcoholic ice lollies in the downstairs bar.
22/11/18 - updated with opening date for Henrietta Street
What: Din Tai Fung London
In a nutshell: Taiwanese steamed bun powerhouse comes to London
Summing it all up: The hugely popular Taiwanese dumpling restaurant is coming to London with steamed soup dumplings and lots more...
Popular Brighton street food folk Baby Bao have opened their first standalone restaurant on London's Haymarket serving up what they hope will be a winning mixture of bao and beer.
XU, the Taiwanese restaurant from the Bao team, has had a big focus on its traditional teas since opening but now it's putting them front and centre. During the daytime this summer (from 12-5pm) the ground floor level of the restaurant will be given over to focus on tea, offering everything from a single cup to a full on traditional tea ceremony, all headed up by the in-house tea master.
For the full Afternoon Tea Ceremony (£39), you can try a range of Taiwanese teas,
From the people behind another Taiwanese Tooting success, Mr Bao, comes the next restaurant Daddy Bao - with bao buns aplenty.