In the middle of Bristol’s newest and coolest food district, Woky Ko looks quite unassuming at first glance but its tiny kitchen and modest seating area are hiding a delicious secret and some of the tastiest Asian dishes in the city.
Woky Ko is located at the end of the Cargo units in Wapping Wharf a short walk from the waterfront and Bristol’s M Shed museum.
Like many of these independent eateries, what they lack in space they more than make up for in their food and it should come as no surprise that the dishes are top quality with the restaurant being run by MasterChef finalist Larkin Cen.
It isn’t always the case that you can head out for a meal and have every single member of the family enjoy every single dish, but we all agreed that we couldn’t fault anything we ate.
The menu starts with Xiao – sharing plates including hot and tasty handmade edamame spring rolls which were so delicious,
and a light and perfectly seasoned Seabass tartare with daikon, lime and chilli
The large plates (Da) which came with rice or noodles were just as delightful, with a vegan edamame bean yakisoba with pumpkin and sunflower seeds,
And a generous aubergine and courgette green curry,
For the children they were able to pick from freshly cooked veggie noodles and spring rolls,
And a steaming hot vegetable rice. My little ones loved these dishes and polished off every mouthful!
The restaurant also has a great range of Bao with chicken, pork and duck all on the menu, but our absolute favourite selection from the Bao menu was a dessert version, with salted caramel ice cream.
It was lovely to spend some time in Woky Ko watching the world go by outside or peeking into the restaurant’s open kitchen and seeing the dishes being rustled up.
There clearly is a real love for the dishes they are creating at Woky Ko with an attention to the best ingredients, seasoning and finding flavours which will work for every one in the family. We heartily recommended this small but sweet Asian diner.
You can find out more about Woky Ko at their website.
We were guests of Woky Ko for the purposes of this review, but our views are our own.