Duck & Bao | Soho

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret, but shhh don’t tell anybody or the queues will end up being massive…Duck & Bao, ladies and gents, is Soho’s best kept secret and man is it good.

Located down a small alleyway in between Soho’s finest “massage parlours” is one of the area’s hidden gems in Tisbury Court. We stumbled past the little inconspicuous snack shack on a night out a few weeks ago and thought, I need to try this place ASAP. I scoured the internet, trying to find any reviews or info on it, but much to my dismay – nothing pops up. In fact, it’s as if it doesn’t exist at all – which piqued my interest even more.

Menu

We moseyed on over during lunch time (FYI – they’re only open between 12-4pm Monday-Fridays).ย They specialise in Taiwanese and Malaysian Cuisine and of course, lots of different types of Baos – aka soft pillowy buns. I love Bao buns – you might remember my great experience at B A O (also in Soho).

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We queued up (don’t worry, it was rather short)ย and of course ordered the Aromatic Duck Baos – we had to order their signature dish, after all it is their namesake. 2 large tender, juicy, dripping with sauce, overflowing with toppings, soft, pillowy and delicious Aromatic Duck Baos were all ours for just ยฃ6.50. It cannot be beat. They really are quite large enough that you could share an order of 2 between 2 people and feel content afterwards.

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The Aromatic Duck Bao comes with a zesty, hoisin sauce and was topped with onions, carrot shavings, swiss chard and sprinkled with sesame seeds. I quickly devoured Bao number 1 with ease – it was seriously so good and packed with flavour. I quickly demolished Bao number 2 before I knew it and was left craving these pillowy delights all day long. (I still am, let’s be honest). If you’re in the Soho area around lunchtime – it’s definitely worth a trip, but be sure to keep it on the down low!

If you’ve been to Duck & Bao before, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Also, be sure to show them some Facebook love by liking their page here.

Duck & Bao

4A Tisbury Court

Soho, Londonย