Want to eat inspired, eastern cuisine that is light, satisfying and not too heavy for lunch? Then take a trip to Mr Bao on Peckham’s trendy Rye Lane. Offering small delights such as traditional Taiwanese sausage, smacked cucumber and their famous steamed Bao buns, expect to enjoy a full, flavorsome culinary experience as you observe the pastel-colored maps of Taiwan, framed Taiwanese stamps and contemporary prints dotting its patchily whitewashed walls.
My must try dish is the fluffly ‘Bao Diddley’ bun, with tender, pulled chicken, subtle wasabi mayo and a dollop of kimchi – and be sure to end on a sweet ‘S’more’ note, with thie inventive dessert of bao, chocolate and marshmallow. And why not wash it all down with some lychee love? The Imperial Concubine’s Smile cocktail is too good to bypass.