Food: BangBao bringing the vegan buns to Brighton

The Brighton vegan scene now has its own dedicated bao spot – BangBao

BangBao, a 100 percent plant-based bao bun restaurant, has opened on North Road, in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine.

Opened by Dominic Sherriff, 26, and Amy Bennett, 21, the kitchen takes inspiration from a variety of Asian cuisines and is dead set on sustainability.

The pair have more than 13 years culinary experience between them and have braved the tumultuous climate of lockdown to bring their experience, and personal passion to the sunny streets of Brighton and Hove.

“We want to make sure we do everything in the most sustainable way, educate our customers as much as possible about the mind-blowing and inspiring world of vegan food, and give everyone that walks through our doors an experience that they won’t forget,” the pair write on their site.

The BangBao menu reformats classic pan-Asian favourites for the vegan market and includes; Idonesian ‘pork belly’ paired with caramelised apple puree and crushed peanuts; Korean fried ‘chicken’ with kimchi and Korean hot sauce; curry ramen; satay loaded fries; and sweet cookie dough bits.

It all sounds rather exciting doesn’t it?

“There is a common saying in the world of veganism that ‘taking an animal’s life is not worth the meal that you will forget about in a week’. Here at BangBao, no animal lives are ever harmed and you will remember your meal with us next week, and the week after that.

“Whether you’re a meat-eater or a lifelong vegan, we’re confident you’ll have an unforgettable dining experience.”