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Great Bao


Lately I heard about Great Bao from my foodie friends how delicious the bao was and wanted to see what the buzz was all about.  A bao is basically a steamed bun filled with vegetables and/or meats.

My fiancé surprised me one day by bringing me a to-go box of a couple bao.  On the left of this photo is bao with roasted mushrooms, sweet soy, and daikon sprouts and the right is Pork Belly Bao with pickled mustard greens and crushed peanuts.  The left bao was supposed to be a Tofu Bao, but they had ran out of tofu that day!

A week later after trying these bao I went with my friend to Great Bao because she had never ate bao before and knew Chef Sheridan Su when he used to work at Comme Ça (what a small world!).

We were greeted by Jenny and she told us the story about Great Bao (interesting story, not just what you read on their website).  They have a $10 special of any order of three bao and a drink... I of course got that!  I made a mistake again thinking that bao are the same size of siopao (a bigger Filipino version of bao). The three bao = one siopao, so I suggest coming here is you want to have a light meal!

I got the Roasted Duck Bao with cucumber, scallion, and hoisin sauce and two orders of Tofu Bao.  The fillings were scrumptious and the bun was soft and fluffier than a typical siopao, which was awesome!

FYI: Great Bao is currently located in a spa salon, so just walk into the salon and you'll see the cafe to your left.

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