Bao & Bing is a modern take on Taiwanese street food inspired by Night Street Markets of Taipei and Jiufen. It is a living ethos to embrace the hustle and distraction of one’s every day’s life. The design takes you all the way back to the 50’s and 60’s Teahouses of Xinyi District where people socialised and enjoyed time together, with a touch of today's Taiwan.
Gua Bao – also called Hu Yao Ju, or tiger bite pig, as it looks like the jaws of a tiger biting into a pig. It’s white fluffy clam-shaped steamed buns sandwiches a hearty filling, creating a unique mixture of flavours.
Wheelcake – or Che Lung Bing, a traditional Taiwanese street food, compromising of two sweet pancake layers sandwiched around a range of sweet or savoury fillings.
Dan Bing – literally means ‘egg cake’ and is a common breakfast street food among locals. A thinly rolled crepe with a varied selection of fillings.
Bao & Bing has been devised by Paul Sarlas after spending many years in Asia and particularly in Taiwan. Paul met his wife in Sydney whilst she was on a holiday visa, who was born and raised in Hsinchu, Taiwan, which further influenced Paul’s passions for the cuisine. The idea of offering a vibrant cuisine of this beautiful island to the masses of London became Paul’s passion.
The service was friendly and they helped us understand the menu and how much to order. My girlfriend got a milk tea and I couldn't help but try a bubble tea cocktail as they were something I hadn't seen before. I enjoyed the one I had as it was a bit of a novelty but worked well. I look forward to trying the others on offer.
- Matt Marter
This is my second time to visit Bao & Bing! Highly recommend the bao's and beef soup noodle. Yummy! A perfect place to hang out with friends for bites and drinks. 5mins walk from Baker Street Station. Cozy atmosphere and friendly staff.
- Yeh Janncy
The decor of the whole restaurant is really beautiful. The whole Taiwanese aesthetic is very well done and comes across very authentic. The staff are kind and courteous, making the experience there very pleasant. The food is very delicious and the variety of different meals is quite varied, so the dining experience becomes very unique and differentiates it from other restaurants. I will definitely be returning there in the future.
- Nana K Opoku-Agyeman
We went here last night for a family dinner as we love Asian food. This restaurant is absolutely awesome and far exceeded our expectations. The food, service and atmosphere are all incredible, along with the value, which was a very pleasant surprise as the quality was first class. Absolutely LOVED the bao- every mouthful is a burst of flavour and texture. Would give this place 6 stars if I could!
- Rebecca Alderton
This addition to Marylebone is inspired by the street-markets of Taiwan, and there's quite a lot more to it than bao buns. Expect waffle-like wheelcakes made to order and alcoholic ice lollies in the downstairs bar.
- Gavin Hanly, Hot Dinners