Bao Kitchen on the fourth floor of Harrod’s boasts the best duck sauce in London, but the roast duck is hardly the only bite you can enjoy at the restaurant.
Bao Kitchen, located on the fourth floor of Harrod’s, is open Monday-Saturday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm serving a selection of bao, dim sum, rice bowls, noodles, grill, and main dishes. Bao Kitchen is the only restaurant within Harrods to serve a wide selection of Tealive bubble teas.
The KCW Today team was invited to attend a master class with Chef San, the head chef at Bao Kitchen to learn how to make some of the restaurant’s signature dishes.
Manson, the manager at Bao Kitchen, kicked off the morning by sharing the history of the dishes we were about to create. Bao is made by filling a fluffy white bun with meats, sauces, veggies, and other ingredients. The snack, developed in ancient China as a quick grab-and-go type meal for soldiers, can come in many flavors.
At Bao Kitchen, we were offered to create and try bao’s: crispy chicken with sweet chilli sauce and pickle radish bao, king oyster mushroom with siracha mayo bao and their speciality roasted Beijing style duck with hoisin sauce, scallions, and cucumber.
The step by step process of assembling a bao was laid out clearly by Chef Rony, who allowed participants to mix up their flavors and create their own delicious snacks.
The bao-portion of the class was followed by some time to sample signature dishes, including the roasted Beijing style duck rice bowl featuring the best duck sauce in London alongside the spicy szechuan dan dan noodles with vegetables and minced pork.
To round out the meal, participants were treated to their choice of bubble tea.
For more information, go to https://baokitchen.co.uk/