It had been a while since I had eaten at Master Bao. I really do enjoy a good bao bun and my first encounter with the Master Bao eatery at Westfield was back in December 2019 and a return visit in January 2020. I then made a visit back in September 2021.
So on a recent trip to London and needing some lunch I headed to the Westfield Shopping Centre. I did look around, but in the end headed to Master Bao.
I went with the meal deal of two bao buns and a side. I ordered the Prawn Bao and the Shiitake Mushroom Bao. The side I chose was fried vegetable dumplings.
The Prawn Bao contained marinated king prawns, fried, pickled mooli, spiced spring onions.
The prawns were nice and crispy, I liked the additions, and the bun was soft and fluffy. A really lovely bao bun.
Whilst the Shiitake Mushroom Bao had teriyaki shiitake mushrooms, pickled onions, miso.
Really nice mushrooms, with a strong savoury flavour, which contrasted with the soft fluffy bao.
I’ve had both these bao before and these were just as good, nice and tasty.
The vegetable dumplings had been fried.
I think they would have been better steamed, and then potentially fried in a pan. They were a little too crispy for me, I mainly prefer my dumplings steamed.