BaoziInn is a new opening serving up all-day Cantonese dim sum with Sichuan and Hunan influences. Smack bang in the centre of Soho, it’s a new go-to for those of you craving a well-priced tasty Chinese.
The Head Chef is Francis Law, a celebrated Cantonese cook and dim sum expert. He has previously worked in Macao, Hong Kong Zen Chinese Cuisine and in London at China Dream, Hampstead and OQO, Islington. He has worked closely alongside a team of Barshu, Hunan and Sichuan chefs to create his Mao-inspired menu as well as the fusion dim sum.
The menu consists of a range of Northern Chinese dishes and, of course, the dim sum is a must try! We sampled the ruby prawn dumplings in beetroot pastry, watercress prawn dumplings in cumin spice pastry and the Sichuan pepper pork and prawn Shao Mai in chilli juice pastry. Perfectly steamed, the flavoured pastry added a subtle extra depth to the dim sum. We would recommend ordering a selection of dim sum and smaller dishes so you get the biggest taste of the menu – this is a place to go with a group of friends who like to share!
As well as the dim sum BaoziInn also offer larger dishes for those wanting something a little more substantial. The dan dan noodles, spicy minced pork served with noodles were delicious and packed a punch. The serving is generous so it would be enough for two to share alongside a selection of other dishes. Surprisingly another of our favourites was the pak choi – mini versions of the veg were mixed with a simple sauce and scattered with peanuts and paired really well with the dan dan noodles.
With the dim sum costing just £3.80 at lunch and £4.50 at dinner, BaoziInn is a great affordable choice in Soho if you’re craving something a little different.
For more information, visit https://baoziinn.com