Bao Bar is not like any kerb-side food outlet I’ve visited before. Its six-seater bar is more like an atmospheric timber-clad room than a food van. From this small but perfectly formed space, Bao serves unforgettable Tawainese xiao chi or small eats.

The highlight is the gua bao, steamed buns filled with pork belly, homemade pickles, peanut shavings and coriander from which they take their name. It’s all a far cry from the gnarly American burgers and pneumatic hot dogs that first caused a ...

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