Cookery school and Asian cooking brand School of Wok is launching into grocery retail with bao bun kits.

The meal kits, which come in Black Pepper and Barbecue variants, are launching into more than 300 Tesco stores nationwide this month (rrp £3.49).

Each kit serves two and makes four to six bao buns. It comes with flour mix, pickling salts, dry rub and glaze, along with step-by-step instructions on how to create a bao. Consumers need to add fresh ingredients.

Founded in 2009 by TV chef and author Jeremy Pang alongside Nev Leaning, School of Wok aims to make Asian cooking accessible to all.

“At School of Wok we believe the time is right for us to bring our flair for demystifying oriental cookery into the grocery sector,” says Jeremy Pang, founder and head chef. “With this first launch, we’ve focused on the bao bun to bring something new to the supermarket aisles.”

Subscribers to British Baker can read our report on the rise of ethnic steamed breads such as bao here.