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312 backers. Over £38,000 funded. Now we’ve got to get to work! Thanks to your funding, the award-winning Asian cookery school, School of Wok, are busy getting their DIY Bao Bun Kits into supermarkets across the world. It’s A’Bao Time to go global!
312 backers. Over £38,000 funded. Now we’ve got to get to work! Thanks to your funding, the award-winning Asian cookery school, School of Wok, are busy getting their DIY Bao Bun Kits into supermarkets across the world. It’s A’Bao Time to go global!
312 backers pledged £38,568 to help bring this project to life.

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SCHOOL OF WOK - IT'S A'BAO TIME TO GO GLOBAL!

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One award-winning cookery school. 12 dedicated members of staff. And a crazy idea from a man who claims to be a ‘TV chef’...

Bao buns, or ‘asian tacos’, are made from a sticky filling sandwiched between sweet, light, cloud-like dough (yum). Their tastiness has led to a HUGE hipster following, with special street food stalls and dedicated bao restaurants popping up everywhere! But because bao dough usually takes hours to rise, no one bothers to make them at home. 

That’s where we come in. (Hi!) Over here at School of Wok, we’ve developed an INGENIOUS, DIY Bao Bun Kit, including an EVEN MORE ingenious bao flour. This unique bao flour magically reduces the bao’s rising time from a whopping 2 hours to just 10 minutes - meaning that you can make your own bao-tiful barbecue or black pepper bao buns FROM SCRATCH in just half an hour! (gasp, applause!) 

It all started back in 2009, when our founder, Jeremy Pang, set up School of Wok as a mobile cookery school in London (say hi, Jez!).  

Since then, Jez somehow managed to rope in the rest of us, and the School has gone from strength-to-strength: opening permanent premises in London’s Covent Garden in 2012, teaching over 60,000 students, and becoming Europe’s ONLY award-winning Asian cookery school! (Pop the champagne...)  

But we don’t want to stop there. We want to get out of London and take our authentic, Asian cooking across the globe. We want you to be able to learn how to make great Asian food, wherever you are in the world!  

How? With our DIY Bao Bun Kits. Including step-by-step instructions that guide you through a dry rub, glaze, bao flour and pickling salts - it’s essentially a cookery-lesson-in-a-box.  

We’re incredibly proud of our baby bao - in the past 6 months, they’ve received the backing of 2 MAJOR UK supermarkets, and scooped up a UK Quality Food Award 2018. We’ve EVEN got over 70,000 followers on our YouTube channel...  

Unfortunately, at the moment we’re only in 2.85% of UK supermarkets.

We need YOUR HELP to get us from where we are, to where we want to be. Or, rather - where you want us to be. If you don’t live close to one of the 632 specific UK stores that sell our product, this is your ONLY chance to get our bao in your bellies!    

We need far, far more than £35,000 to achieve our goal, but this amount would be JUST ENOUGH to kickstart this dream into reality! 

So get pledging, and join us on this WOKKING journey to global bao domination (mwah ha haaa).   

Risks and challenges

We have learnt the hard way. When manufacturing products from scratch, it's hard to know what can go wrong. And over the last few years, we realised that unless you know how, everything can go wrong.
But now that we've launched the product, we're well protected by our knowledge and understanding of the whole process. We've got the production side covered, so aside from any shipping issues, we will be able to get our products to you, safe and sound.

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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 7

    HOW TO BAO

    A quick recipe video for a fun dessert bao - sent directly from Jeremy to you...

    Includes:
    • MOTION VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE BAO DOUGHNUTS VIDEO BY JEREMY PANG
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    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 13

    ONE LITTLE BAO

    Be the first to try one of our tasty BBQ bao bun kits!

    Includes:
    • BAO BUN KIT - BBQ
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    Pledge £25 or more About US$ 33

    DOUBLE UP ON BAO

    Join the bao trend with an exclusive It's A'Bao Time poster & double up on both flavours of bao kits!

    Includes:
    • CHEF JEREMY PANG SIGNED "IT'S A'BAO TIME" POSTER (A4, UNFRAMED)
    • BAO BUN KIT - BBQ
    • BAO BUN KIT - BLACK PEPPER
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    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 66

    IT'S A'BAO TIME

    Get 2 of each flavour (BBQ & BLACK PEPPER) and join the 'IT'S A'BAO TIME' baseball cap club - exclusive to Kickstarter!

    Includes:
    • BAO BUN KIT - BBQ
    • BAO BUN KIT - BLACK PEPPER
    • IT'S A'BAO TIME - EMBROIDERED CAP
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    Pledge £100 or more About US$ 132

    BAO WOW

    Fill your pantry with 8 of our bao kits! (4x BBQ, 4x BLACK PEPPER).

    Join the 'IT'S A'BAO TIME' baseball cap club exclusive to Kickstarter!

    And get a signed copy of Jeremy Pang's 2nd cookbook 'Hong Kong Diner' with a personalised message inside.

    Includes:
    • BAO BUN KIT - BBQ
    • BAO BUN KIT - BLACK PEPPER
    • IT'S A'BAO TIME - EMBROIDERED CAP
    • SIGNED COPY OF JP's HONG KONG DINER WITH PERSONALISED MESSAGE
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    Pledge £250 or more About US$ 330

    THAT's WHAT IT's A'BAO

    Fill your pantry with 8 of our bao kits! (4x BBQ, 4x BLACK PEPPER).

    Join the 'IT'S A'BAO TIME' baseball cap club exclusive to Kickstarter!

    Get a signed copy of Jeremy Pang's 2nd cookbook 'Hong Kong Diner' with a personalised message inside.

    And top it off with a 2 person, 3-hour cookery class voucher for School of Wok!

    Includes:
    • BAO BUN KIT - BBQ
    • BAO BUN KIT - BLACK PEPPER
    • SIGNED COPY OF JP's HONG KONG DINER WITH PERSONALISED MESSAGE
    • IT'S A'BAO TIME - EMBROIDERED CAP
    • 2 PERSON 3 HOUR COOKING CLASS VOUCHER (12 MONTHS VALIDITY)
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    Pledge £500 or more About US$ 661

    THE BAO MASTER

    Fill your pantry with 8 of our bao kits! (4x BBQ, 4x BLACK PEPPER).

    Join the 'IT'S A'BAO TIME' baseball cap club - exclusive to Kickstarter!

    Get a signed copy of Jeremy Pang's 2nd cookbook 'Hong Kong Diner' with a personalised message inside.

    And top it off with a 2 person, full-day cookery class voucher for School of Wok!

    Includes:
    • BAO BUN KIT - BBQ
    • BAO BUN KIT - BLACK PEPPER
    • SIGNED COPY OF JP's HONG KONG DINER WITH PERSONALISED MESSAGE
    • IT'S A'BAO TIME - EMBROIDERED CAP
    • 2 PERSON FULL DAY COOKING CLASS VOUCHER (12 MONTHS VALIDITY)
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    Pledge £1,000 or more About US$ 1,314

    THE WOK-STAR WALL OF FAME

    You are a very special person to us. So get your name hand painted with a wok-star on our Wok-star Wall of Fame, positioned right at the front of our cookery school in Covent Garden, London.

    Fill your pantry with 16 of our bao kits! (8x BBQ, 8x BLACK PEPPER)

    Join the 'IT'S A'BAO TIME' baseball cap club - exclusive to Kickstarter!

    Get a signed copy of Jeremy Pang's 2nd cookbook 'Hong Kong Diner', with a personalised message inside.

    We'll throw in a School of Wok silicone steam mat too - perfect for steaming your baos on...

    And why not top it off with a 4 person, full-day cookery class voucher for School of Wok!

    Includes:
    • BAO BUN KIT - BBQ
    • BAO BUN KIT - BLACK PEPPER
    • SIGNED COPY OF JP's HONG KONG DINER WITH PERSONALISED MESSAGE
    • YOUR NAME ON THE WOK-STAR WALL OF FAME
    • IT'S A'BAO TIME - EMBROIDERED CAP
    • 4 PERSON - FULL DAY COOKING CLASS VOUCHER (VALID FOR 12 MONTHS)
    • SCHOOL OF WOK BAO BLANKET (SILICONE STEAM MAT)
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    Pledge £2,500 or more About US$ 3,285

    EXCLUSIVELY BAO

    You are a special person to us. Get your name hand painted with a wok-star on our Wok-star Wall of Fame, positioned right at the front of our cookery school in Covent Garden, London.

    Fill your pantry with 16 of our bao kits! (8x BBQ, 8x BLACK PEPPER)

    Join the 'IT'S A'BAO TIME' baseball cap club exclusive to Kickstarter!

    Get a signed copy of Jeremy Pang's 2nd cookbook 'Hong Kong Diner' with a personalised message inside.

    We'll throw in a School of Wok silicone steam mat too - perfect for steaming your baos on...

    Get our kitchen to yourselves with an exclusive cooking class experience for 15 people at School of Wok!

    Includes:
    • BAO BUN KIT - BBQ
    • BAO BUN KIT - BLACK PEPPER
    • SIGNED COPY OF JP's HONG KONG DINER WITH PERSONALISED MESSAGE
    • SCHOOL OF WOK BAO BLANKET (SILICONE STEAM MAT)
    • IT'S A'BAO TIME - EMBROIDERED CAP
    • YOUR NAME ON THE WOK-STAR WALL OF FAME
    • PRIVATE COOKING CLASS FOR UP TO 15PPL
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    Pledge £5,000 or more About US$ 6,570

    UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL TO JEREMY'S BAO

    You are a special person to us. Get your name hand painted with a wok-star on our Wok-star Wall of Fame, positioned right at the front of our cookery school in Covent Garden, London.

    Fill your pantry with 16 of our bao kits! (8x BBQ, 8x BLACK PEPPER)

    Join the 'IT'S A'BAO TIME' baseball cap club - exclusive to Kickstarter!

    Get a signed copy of Jeremy Pang's 2nd cookbook 'Hong Kong Diner' with a personalised message inside.

    We'll throw in a School of Wok silicone steam mat too - perfect for steaming your baos on...

    Enjoy the ultimate School of Wok experience with an exclusive cooking class for 15 people with our very own TV chef, Jeremy Pang!

    Includes:
    • BAO BUN KIT - BBQ
    • BAO BUN KIT - BLACK PEPPER
    • SIGNED COPY OF JP's HONG KONG DINER WITH PERSONALISED MESSAGE
    • SCHOOL OF WOK BAO BLANKET (SILICONE STEAM MAT)
    • IT'S A'BAO TIME - EMBROIDERED CAP
    • YOUR NAME ON THE WOK-STAR WALL OF FAME
    • EXCLUSIVE COOKING CLASS WITH TV CHEF JEREMY PANG FOR UP TO 15PPL
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