What they say:
Bun House is the newest restaurant set to open in London's Soho in March 2017, promising London's huge foodie populace delicately produced bao, alongside Chinese-inspired sides. Intriguingly produced using steam rather than conventional heat - which interacts with yeast, causing the dough to rise - each bao will be stuffed with fresh ingredients and potent flavours. Stuffed with various meat, fish and vegetables, each bao will be priced at £2.50. Completing the experience, the venue a secret basement bar, called the Tea Room. Styled as a Chinese speakeasy and armed with a late license that lasts until 3 AM, the venue hopes to have all bases covered.
What we say:
Created by the well-travelled husband and wife team of Alex Peffly and Z He, Bun House is inspired by famous Hong Kongese tea houses of the 1960s. The couple's fascination with Bao has its roots in Z's upbringing in Southern China, and as a result, the restaurant will pride itself on a high level of authenticity. In particular, we can't wait to sink our teeth into their signature Pork Bun, bursting with char siu barbecued pork belly. With an experienced restaurant group running things, and based just a stone's throw from the ever-bustling Chinatown, we have a hunch the team behind this spot know what they're doing.