Woky Ko is the brain child of former Masterchef finalist Larkin Cen. Think traditional Asian food but with a slight twist and different take on what we might usually know. Each dish is cooked fresh to order using the finest sourced ingredients with no nasty’s (also known as MSG).
There are different types of menu depending on when you go – at lunchtime you can get a Thai green curry for less than £7. If you’re in a hurry, there’s also a takeaway option.
As well as different menus, there’s also two different locations. Cargo, based in Whapping Wharf in Bristol is squeezed into a converted shipping container. You can’t book in this venue, so be prepared for a little wait in super busy times as tables are limited.
Our visit was to the second bigger restaurant, Kauto on Queens Road in Bristol. Not just an extension to Cargo, there are similar menu options and a cocktail list that has been especially developed for this venue. There is also seating right in front of the ‘Wokstars’ to watch them in action. What’s more is that you can make a reservation at this location.
The menu isn’t vast but with everything sounded delicious we were a little overwhelmed on what to order! With each dish cooked to order, the food comes out as and when its ready to make for a very related experience.
We opted for a braised pork, apple and peanut powder bao bun each plus a chicken Thai curry with Asian vegetables and steamed rice together with a sharing platter of crispy duck pancake wraps to go in the middle of the table.
The bao buns were softest, fluffiest pillow and they aren’t shy on the filling. In fact, they were SO good we decided to add an additional bao stuffed with crispy duck, peking sauce, cucumber and leeks!
My sister declared this to be one of the nicest meals she’s ever eaten.
The food is incredible, the service is great and the prices extremely reasonable. You’ll be crazy to not make a visit to Woky Ko!