Bó Drake is a Asian fusion restaurant, serving a mixture of Japanese, Korean and Chinese food. Being a Timeout Black cardholder is definitely worthwhile if you love events and offers. It entitles you to 50% off at some of their favourite restaurants - including Bó Drake. Having featured them in the weekly magazine I design, I couldn't wait to visit.
For starters we chose Deep Fried Baby Squid and Pork Belly Bao. Served in two steamed buns, (which look like they have been lightly torched on the outside) their Pork Belly Bao are the most delectable things on the menu. Sprinkled with spring onions and crushed peanuts, the pork belly was tender and well cooked. I was impressed with the portion size as I didn't expect it to be served as one whole piece. Definitely a must try!
I also really enjoyed their Squid. Served in cute, little crunchy rings and seasoned with a vibrant spice, it went really well with a squeeze of lime. It was still just as tasty without the dip.
I don't normally order ribs but after seeing images of them on Google, I was tempted. Coated in a sweet, sticky sauce, it was a messy dish as expected.
For sides, we ordered a bowl of spicy honey rice cakes and kimchee, which arrived in jar with a generous serving. I loved the sweetness to the rice cakes but be warned they sure are spicy! With a crispy exterior (and chewy middle) it is best to eat it whilst it is hot as it becomes very hard and painful to eat.
This dish is just like the Chinese Lettuce Wraps, except with shredded pork. If you enjoy pulled pork with a smoky taste, I would recommend this dish. The portion is generous so don't be scared to load your lettuce wrap with meat.
Overall, it was an enjoyable night with delicious food and great service. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful.
If you're not a Timeout Black cardholder, don't worry. Bó Drake have lunchtime meal deals for £14 on weekdays (if you want to try the Pork Belly Bao with kimchee and sweet potato fries then go on a Tuesday).