London is getting a new steamed bun restaurant

By Sophie Witts contact

- Last updated on GMT

Bun House restaurant opening in Soho London

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London’s bao boom is showing no signs of slowing down, with a new steamed bun café set to launch in Soho later this month.

Bun House will specialise in Chinese-style bao, served closed with the filling inside unlike the Taiwanese open buns popularised in London at Bao​ and Flesh & Buns.

It is the brainchild of husband and wife team Alex Preffly and Chinese-born Z He, who have taken inspiration from Hong Kong’s open-air food stalls, known as dai pai dong.

Diners at Bun House will be able to sit at a ten-cover counter or outside the restaurant, or order buns to takeaway.

Buns will be priced individually from £2.50, with fillings including sticky barbecue pork belly; and lamb, chicken, fish and vegetable options.

There will also be sweeter choices such as a Red Choc Bun made with dark chocolate, pig’s blood and chilli; and a Custard Bun filled with salted duck egg, coconut milk and carrot juice.

Sides include Chinese pickles, and ‘house fries’ made with deep-fried marinated duck tongues.

The Tea Room bar will open beneath the restaurant, serving cocktails and Hong Kong craft beers with a license until 3am.

Bun House will open at 23-24 Greek Street on 27 March.

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