Call Suzy will be located in the temporarily closed XU Teahouse & Restaurant site on Chinatown’s Rupert Street and will serve food for takeaway and delivery.
Opening on 9 July, the menu will feature contemporary versions of the dishes founders Shing Tat Chung, Wai Ting Chung and Erchen Chang grew up eating. For brother and sister Shing and Wai Ting, the opening is a particularly nostalgic one, after growing up above their parent’s own Chinese restaurant in Nottingham, The Golden Crown.
Starters will comprise a selection of new dishes, including prawn bao toasts with mentaiko sour cream; and sanbei chicken wings, described a playful take on fried chicken with a basil ranch sauce.
A section dedicated to noodles and dumplings will feature Taiwanese stir fry noodles, following Erchen's grandmother's recipe; beef xian bing dumpling; sweet and sour Taiwanese fried chicken with two milk baos and two sesame ones; beef cheek in black bean bone marrow gravy; and BBQ lemon whole poussin.
Call Suzy is the third new brand to be born into the BAO and XU family during lockdown, sitting alongside BAO’s delivery and takeout service, Rice Error and Made-By-You, BAO’s debut home cooking kits which are now available on pre-order.
Delivery will be operated by Deliveroo ad then later directly from the bao website.
XU will reopen later in the year.