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Author: Chang, Erchen, Chung, Shing Tat, Chung, Wai Ting


Published on 2 March 2023 by Phaidon Press Ltd in the United Kingdom.

Hardback | 240 pages
279 x 215 x 26 | 1116g

The first cookbook from London's cult favorite restaurant BAO offers a taste of Taiwanese food culture with 100 signature recipes for steamed buns, noodles, xiao chi, fried chicken, and more.

Since its humble beginnings as a London food stall, BAO has amassed a cult following of hungry fans with its Taiwanese-inspired cuisine and sleek design sensibility. BAO's first book reveals the top-secret recipes behind 100 of its most beloved dishes - from the traditional steamed buns of its name to Taiwanese fried chicken, soul-warming beef noodles, snack-size xiao chi, and more.

Every BAO restaurant reflects a unique element of Taiwanese eating culture. The book follows suit, with chapters exploring each restaurant's inspiration - Taipei night markets and grill houses, noodle shops and cafes - along with its creative interpretation.

Part cookbook, part manifesto, BAO weaves together delicious recipes, lively stories, evocative photography, and playful illustrations to inspire BAO super-fans and curious home cooks alike.

Chapters and featured dishes include: BAO - Classic Pork BAO, Daikon BAO, Cod Black BAO, Short Rib BAO Xiao Chi - Taiwanese Fried Chicken, Sweet Potato Chips with Pickled Plum Ketchup Grill House - Chilli Chicken Wings, Shacha Ox Heart Skewers Taiwanese Cafe - Dan Bing, Taro Congee with Crispy Shallot Wings Noodle Shop - Slow-cooked Beef Cheek and Short Rib Noodles, Dan Dan Tofu Noodles Drinks - Peanut Milk, Melon Sour, Milk Foam Tea


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