Bao are very good at opening restaurants. You know this. We know this. Everyone knows this. Even so, there’s still a slow-nod amazement we have for their Manchester United-under-Fergie-like consistency. From delivery shapeshift to noodle new opening, their formula just does not miss a beat. It’s the smaller plates that get us going the most from their recently opened Noodle Shop in Shoreditch. Crispy tripe with a dancing, homemade 16 spice mix and spring onion mayo brings the proverbial party to your mouth, while a pair of Ogleshield spring rolls are as gooey and chewy as they should be. The Tainan beef noodle soup is a heartwarming bowl of slurpyness - don’t skip on the beef butter - and combined with Bao’s always-excellent interiors (this spot leans heavy on bar seating, suitable for the solo diner) it makes for one of the most surefire additions to Shoreditch in some time.
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