Best Places For Bao In London

London's international culinary scene is on fire and one of our favourite Asian snacks to chow down on is bao. Chances are, you've sunk your teeth into these steamed buns stuffed with all sorts of deliciousness, but do you know the best spots for it? Serving everything from soft-shell crab stuffed bao through to sticky pork-filled buns, this lot have got the goods... and they're tasty. Here's our guide to the best places for bao in London.

Last updated on 16th November 2020




Inamo Soho

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As well as being a futuristic Asian restaurant, Inamo is a prime location for bao. Known as Yum Buns, their staple dish comes with fillings liks beef brisket, duck and pork. Plus you can order onstate of teh art interactive systems as you watch the chefs and challenge your friends to a game of battleships.

Not the name of a ping pong bar, but rather a collection of slinky dim sum restaurants, Ping Pong serves three delicious types of bun. Choose between chilli prawn, crispy duck and crispy aubergine; all served with a trio of fluffy steamed buns, veg and perfectly paired sauces.

Looking for your next dim sum fix? Why choose one restaurant when you can have 'em all! With a huge number of kitchens across their three huge food halsl, you can tuck into BaoziInn's finest bao or go for a signature bun from The Marksman, all washed down with cocktails, craft beers and wines.

Not only does this Korean spot dish out some lip-smacking savoury buns, but their dessert ones are just as noteworthy. Inspired by the chimaek joints of South Korea, Wing Wing's got finger-lickin' chicken and sugary bao nuts at its core... think strawberry creme, salted peanut, yuzu meringue and more.

Fancy your bao with a Korean twist? Head to On The Bab where you'll find street food staples with a kick. Serving up everything from bao with breaded prawns and mushroom fritters to Korean fried chicken and bulgogi beef, we guarantee you won't leave hungry.

Bringing a modern twist on traditional Taiwanese steamed buns, Bay Bao is serving up pillowy bites in the heart of the West End. Head to Haymarket for mushroom buns slathered in miso mayo, cod tempura with nori and pickled fennel and fried chicken topped with gochujang mayo, pickled daikon and pineapple.