BAOHAUS

Hello, everyone! Today I went over to:

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BAOHAUS is a fun little restaurant that serves up hot bao, or steamed Chinese-style bread with yummy food sandwiched in it. It’s located in New York City, and if you do a quick Google search you’ll find that it’s got a lot of what the hip kids these days call “clout.”

Here’s the scenery that awaits you when you walk inside:

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It’s got a street-style vibe (and plenty of rap music blasting in the background) along with a visible kitchen where you can see them frying up some fresh chicken. YUM!

I ordered two different kids of bao-–one Birdhaus, which is a chicken bao, and one Chairman, which is a pork bao. Official menu descriptions below.

Anyway, those go for $4.55, $4.05, and $3.95, respectively, which is a bit pricey considering it takes at least 3 or 4 bao to fill you up. Eh. I also got a jelly lemonade, which is basically pieces of lemon jelly suspended in cold lemonade.
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obligatory food pic.

Here you’ll see my chicken bao in the front, with the pork bao hanging out sneakily in the back. Ai-Yu jelly lemonade on the side.

LET’S EAT!

First impressions: you don’t really get to the sauce until the last three bites of the dang thing, which hurts my soul. The Birdhaus was surprisingly a bit sweet, which worked really well. The pork was *very* fatty, so much so that I had to lop off a good chunk of pork fat to get to the meat. But if it’s piping hot, I think eating the fatty parts would also go really well with the bao flavor.

 

All in all? BAOHAUS is great for a cheap midnight snack (it’s open until 3AM on weekends!) but maybe not if you’re starving for lunch.

 

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