A new dim sum restaurant and tea house is set to open in London's Chelsea under Chinese head chef and dim sum master Kai Wang.
Opening in mid-September, sixty-cover site Bō Làng is the brainchild of Russian hospitality entrepreneur Aytan Eldarova, and will offer a wide selection of dim sum, as well as salads and steamed, traditional dishes such as blue swimmer crab and crispy duck. There will also be a varied selection of rare and iced teas, plus Eastern-inspired cocktails and juices.
Dim sum options will include snow crab, coriander and water chestnut with balsamic vinegar; sea bass, prawn and Chinese celery, and more luxurious combinations such as lobster and goji berry, while delicate flavours will also translate to desserts including macaroons and classic Chinese mochi, a kind of rice cake found throughout Asia.
New head chef Wang has a long career in Chinese cooking and dim sum, having worked at the Yue Hai Jin Wei Hotel in China and the Grand Imperial at Grosvenor House, plus time spent with successful restaurateurs, including Arkady Novikov of Mayfair success story Novikov restaurant and bar.
Aiming to present a high-end experience, the restaurant interior has been designed by Oxo Tower designer Shaun Clarkson for an unmistakable Asian feel, including velvet-covered chairs, a marble-fronted bar and cut-out wooden screens throughout.