Skip to main content

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.

Great Bao Asian Cafe on Urbanspoon

Popular posts from this blog

Kabuto

Eating at  Kabuto  was a wonderful dining and learning experience for my fiance and I.  If you are truly a sushi / Japanese food  enthusiast and am willing to pay $$$ for what you get, you must come to Kabuto! We each ordered some à la carte items and the Nigiri Omakase , which includes an appetizer, ten pieces of sushi nigiri, hand roll, and dessert.  Our chef was the general manager, he's such a knowledgeable man!  He told us about the distinctive features of each fish, what his job entails, and funny stories.  I'm so glad he was our chef! Since we sat at the bar, we were up close to see how our sushi chef worked.  He wasn't in a rush and we got to see the artistic side of how sushi is made. This made me appreciate my experience at Kabuto much more:                    Last note : Finding this place was also a learning experience for us, you may get aggravated looking for it in the strip mall... Kabuto is th

Dirt Dog

If you are a hot dog fiend, I highly suggest checking out Dirt Dog ! They specialize in gourmet bacon-wrapped hot dogs.  They're originally from LA, recently opened shop here in Las Vegas and planning to open another location on The Strip: Interior Waiting in line 👍 Menu #DirtyChiliFries- topped with their house-made beef chili #FilthyFries- Guacamole, chipotle aioli, cheddar and cotija cheese The fries with Dirty Corn (can't leave without trying one)- Mexican crema, cotija cheese, chili powder, cilantro, and bacon bits From left to right- #DirtyChiliDog, #TheGreenDog, and #TheVeggieDog.  There are 3 types of buns to choose from: traditional, Lobster (their most popular), and Portuguese (get this if you like your bread semi-sweet). Views- Their hot dogs are topped with onions, green and red bell peppers, and bacon bits Our lavish meal Glorious! Time to eat Beer, a perfect companion to hot dogs Had to make

Stockholm Trip '17

Over a month ago, my husband and I embarked on our first trip to Europe!!! We were there for a couple weeks and spent our time exploring the capital cities of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden.  The two things I found most captivating was the art, especially the architecture, and the food!  Our trip started in Oslo, Norway and Copenhagen, Denmark (check out the links at the end of the post for more details) and ended our Euro trip in Stockholm, Sweden: AB Café Never in my whole life did I eat pastries and drink coffee every morning until I arrived in Europe! A lot of pastries I had were hearty which left me wanting to have at least one daily.  In the neighborhood near where we were staying at was  AB Café .  This is a small, cozy cafe where you can have a small bite to eat and drink before you start your day.  Pictured below is their Key Lime Sandwich, latte, and a bullar (sweet bun).  It was a nice fika ! AB Café Valborgsmässovägen 34 126 37 Hägersten, Sweden +46