“Fast ’n’ furious” Taiwanese bun favourite Bao is opening a third site in foodie Borough. The site, on the edge of Borough Market, will launch in spring next year, joining the two existing Bao shops in Soho and Fitzrovia. The new premises have the backing of JKS Restaurants, the ever-more omnipresent powers-behind-the-throne of numerous well-liked […]

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XU, the new Taiwanese venture from the trio behind BAO (Shing Tat Ching, Wai Ting Ching and Erchen Chang) – and, of course, their backers JKS Restaurants (the Sethi siblings behind Hoppers and Gymkhana) – is to launch two private dining Mahjong games rooms on 2 October. The rooms will be available to hire for eating, […]

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The trio behind Taiwanese steamed bun specialist Bao are to open a more upmarket restaurant, bar and tea house called Xu in Soho this spring. Bao, which has branches in Soho and Fitzrovia, has been a runaway success for founders Shing Tat Chung, Wai Ting Chung and Erchen Chang, with customers enduring long queues to sample […]

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Founders of Bao – the über-popular street-food-vendor-turned-permanent-Soho-restaurant – Wai Ting Chung, Shing Chung and Erchen Chang, opened a second site for their Taiwanese steamed buns today (7 July). The trio have taken over the former site of Boopshis in Fitzrovia. Bao Fitzrovia will hopefully go some way towards calming the ravenous hoards queuing 100-deep outside the […]

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A new izakaya fusing Korean, Japanese and Taiwanese cuisines is due to open on 28 March on the 23rd floor of London’s Hilton Metropole near Edgware Road station. KOJAWAN (Korea, Japan, Taiwan – geddit?!) will offer fantastic views of the capital, as well as innovative dishes from Seoul, Tokyo and Taipei. Early bird diners who book a […]

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