Called Rice Error, the brand will specialise in dishes made using ‘award winning’ Chishang rice from Taiwan.
Initially launching out of Bao’s Borough site in Southwark tomorrow (29 April), the concept is expected to be rolled out across Bao’s other locations in the coming weeks.
As well as Borough, Bao currently operates three other London sites in Soho, Fitzrovia, and Hackney.
Rice Error’s menu will centre on a selection of rice boxes. Toppings include cha shao pork with mustard; egg omelette and mapo tofu; and prawn shia song with Taiwanese golden kimchi.
The design of the boxes is inspired by the bian dan boxes served in Taiwan.
All boxes will be made from bamboo, and are biodegradable.
The menu will also feature Taiwanese-style fried chicken; a variety of side dishes; and a pineapple cake dessert.
Prior to the Coronavirus lockdown, Bao had announced that it was planning to add a fifth London site to its portfolio in the near future.
Set to open in King’s Cross, Cafe Bao will be the group’s first all-day dining concept and is inspired by Yōshoku cuisine, a nostalgic take on western style cooking commonly found throughout Asian cafes.
With restaurants across the country still shuttered as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, it is yet to be confirmed when Cafe Bao will open.