food and drink
Mr Bao - hotly tipped new Taiwanese restaurant
02 / March / 2016
Fresh new flavorsome Taiwanese restaurant Mr Bao have opened the doors of their debut establishment on Peckham’s Rye Lane to breath new culinary life and much needed Asian flavors into the heart of the community.
Having acquired an old run down shop on Rye Lane, founders Frank Yeung and Nick Birkett have painstakingly transformed the neglected premises into the heart of Mr Bao’s first London venture offering a welcoming dining oasis for all.
Interior inspiration comes from Asian coastal docks, featuring bashed cooper and solid industrial steel furniture combined with the building’s original architectural features and a beautiful, original 75 year old wall map of the Asian coastline which brings the ethos together.
MR BAO MENU HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
• 24 hour slow braised pork belly, fresh roasted peanuts with sticky homemade hoisin sauce in a fluffy bao bun
• Homemade chive and prawn dumplings
• Millionaire’s bacon ribs
• Bao S’Mores with marshmallow and honeycomb ice cream
Additionally the Mr Bao team have been nurturing their love of home comforts, not just in their unique food menu but also reflected throughout their original mouthwatering drinks menu too, which features aged teas flown in from Taiwan and cocktails including the likes of ‘The Imperial Concubine’s Smile’ made with lychee, vodka, green tea and elderflower and ‘The Inspector Wears Skirts’ which brings together Jinzu gin, namazake, apricot brandy, passion fruit, fresh lavender amongst many of other delicious fluid treats on offer at Mr Bao.
Mr Bao are also open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, which includes their signature ridiculously tasty bacon bao with maple syrup.
Co-founders Frank Yeung and Nick Birkett state “We’ve loved bao buns since we first tasted them in the Far East. We chose Peckham because we believe in the spirit of the area. The Rye Lane site we have selected for Mr Bao has been empty for over a year. The entire east side of Rye Lane needs love, many of the buildings are fire damaged and empty. Keep an eye out, we are going to breath life into that area and you’re going to see significant change.
We’re working hard to support local Peckham businesses. Our butcher, builder, timber supplier, glass supplier, sign makers, and artists are all from Peckham. That said, Chef John has been out in Taipei sourcing ingredients that are not available in Peckham!”
With their unique new offering and recent pre launch tasting night selling out within a matter of hours, Mr Bao’s is set to become a surefire Peckham roadblock success.
For all the latest Mr Bao opening and menu news: http://www.mrbao.co.uk
MR BAO LISTINGS INFORMATION:
WHAT: Mr Bao
WHERE: 293, Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4UA
TIMES: Tuesday to Sunday. 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm
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