|Smashed cucumber and golden kimchi|
That was pretty much how our evening at the excellent Mr Bao in Peckham began last Saturday night. (We ordered a Taiwanese beer and some sparkling sake instead.)
|Tender stem broccoli with ponzu (we'd already eaten some broccoli|
before I took this picture)
We ordered five of the small share plates, including the smacked cucumber, golden kimchi, Taiwanese sausage, tender stem broccoli and sweet potato chips.
The golden kimchi, made with pumpkin, was definitely a highlight, but all of them were really good. The battered and deep fried sweet potato chips was a generous serving for £2.50 and I loved the simplicity of the steamed broccoli with ponzu.
|Sweet potato chips and pork dumplings|
The bao were also surprisingly easy to share between two, retaining their structure as we ate them. The buns themselves I found a little heavier than expected and stuck a bit to the roof of my mouth.
|Mr Bao pork belly and shredded lamb bao|
I've added Mr Bao as a favourite to my London eats maps.
|Bao Didley, chicken|
293 Rye Lane