Bun House & Wun’s Tea Room launches Chinese NY delivered kits

This February, Z He and Alex Peffly, the husband-and-wife team behind Bun House and Wun’s Tea Room & Bar will be welcoming Chinese New Year in style, launching two limited edition delivery sets to bring good fortune to the festive holiday and a true taste of Hong Kong to our dining tables.

Bun House brings their Dai Ghut Bun Set, containing four hand decorated fluffy buns filled with savoury and sweet fillings whilst Wun’s offers the ultimate Chinese New Year Feasting Kit containing eight sharing plates of both Wun’s favourites and classic Cantonese dishes.

This year marks the Year of the Ox, an animal symbolising hard work, positivity and honesty. To mark this, Chinatown’s baozi masters have created the Dai Ghut Fortune Bun Set with a box filled with fortune cookie shaped dumplings and four steamed buns; two chu hou beef brisket buns marked with the Chinese ‘Dai’ symbol and two buns shaped as orange mandarins with an oozing mandarin & dark chocolate filling, nodding to the meaning of the common Cantonese New Year celebratory saying ‘dai ghut’ that translates as big mandarin and big luck.

Bun House’s Soho-based sister restaurant Wun’s Tea Room & Bar will also be joining in the celebrations with their CNY Feasting Kit boasting eight indulgent sharing plates designed to be shared between two and assembled at home.

The feast begins with a traditional dish of Lo Hey Luck Toss to invite in prosperity; a salad of osmanthus oolong cured salmon with pomelo, crispy rice, crunchy fried roots, seasonal pickles and a ginger yuzu vinaigrette, as tradition dictates, the higher the salad is tossed when mixed the greater the fortune.

To follow there’s Hainan poached chicken thigh with Canton salsa and fragrant rice, Wun’s signature sugar skin iberico fatty char siu, wind shelter corn ribs, wok fried beef ho fun with bone marrow and frisée & baby gem lettuce salad drizzled with a spicy mala ponzu tahini dressing. For dessert, a refreshing & creamy mango sago panna cotta and assorted traditional sweet treats will bring a close to the festivities.

Z He said, “This Chinese New Year feels different as we can’t all be with family or loved ones sharing food as we once were, so we wanted to still bring a sense of festivities to people’s homes.

'Sharing good fortune and welcoming in prosperity seems all the more important right now, so we wanted to recreate something special to welcome in the Year of the Ox - I think we might all need the hard work and persistence synonymous with the ox in the coming months as well.”