Jing Xu means ‘honouring heritage’ and is the Chinese name Larkin was given at birth by his grandfather. The new restaurant will be inspired by siu lap dong - a casual type of restaurant that originated in Hong Kong which serves meats roasted on spits over an open fire.
Jing Xu will serve roasted meats such as glazed duck, pork belly and char siu pork, small plates, noodles and soup noodles.
Open seven days a week, the restaurant will offer delivery with a fast paced counter service downstairs and an upstairs for private hire and group bookings.
“We’ve been at our Queen’s Road site for over a year now and even though the feedback has been excellent, we wanted to evolve Kauto into something faster paced for diners who are short on time,” says Cen.
The dishes are from my family’s heritage and I’m really excited we’re finally going to be cooking this type of food. I can’t wait to get the oven lit and the doors open now.”
Woky Ko: Kauto opened in May 2018 opposite the Wills Memorial Building in central Bristol Cen’s other venues in the city are ramen bar and Japanese grill Woky Ko: Kaiju; wok cooked noodles rice and small plates restaurant Woky Ko: Cargo; and katsu-focused stall Woky Ko: Sticks.