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Meet the Pablo Esco-bun

Tom Howells

As tenuous, unofficial marketing tie-ins go, this is right up there. Context: there’s a new series of ‘Narcos’ coming out soon, as well as a Tom Cruise flick called ‘American Made’. They’re both about the naughty old Medellin drug cartel, and London ramen bar Tang has created a bao-style bun to celebrate: the Pablo Esco-bun – named after Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Stop sighing at the back!

It’s something to behold, with a blurry splodge of a Pablo portrait printed on the bun. And, amazingly, you get a free can of ‘coke’ with it. Genuinely sterling stuff. 

It’s not alone either. Tang is doing a whole series of ‘Bunny Faces’ which includes a Jeremy Cor-bun (with salted egg yolk sauce) and a ‘wheat-free’ Theresa May bun (srsly). Future mooted entries include James Bund, Bun Jovi and – swear to God this is true – Bunford & Buns. Laugh? Cry? Eat. 

The Pablo Esco-bun is available until Fri Aug 25.

Argue all you like, Bao Fitz is still the best. Here’s our review.

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