Interview by: The Beat Hong Kong
Little Bao’s May Chow Tells The Delish Guestlist Podcast Her Bao Story
FEBRUARY 14, 2023
May Chow began her Little Bao story a decade ago, eager to utilise her Michelin-star education in Hong Kong kitchens to birth a restaurant offering accessible meals relatable to both local foodies and visiting tourists.
Arriving to the city in 2009, May’s culinary CV has seen her influenced by Alvin Leung at Bo Innovation, Que Vinh Dang at the former TBLS, and Matt Abergel at Yardbird.
Now a defined name brand in the city’s F&B scene, Little Bao blends the foundations of Chinese cuisine, notably the white plump bao bun, with influences from abroad. Her signature bao buns made their first appearance at the Island East Market in 2012, before her first Little Bao opened in 2013 in SoHo.
May joined The Delish Guestlist Podcast about her success behind one of Hong Kong’s more symbolic restaurants, and what Cantonese food culture means for her.