Hello, everyone! Today I went over to:


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:


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.
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.


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.