Recently, I’ve had a chance to try an interesting take on Asian cuisine at Bao “on the block”. The thing about their menu is that although it is dominantly Chinese-based, the people behind this awesome food spot put their brains together and fused hints of other asian cuisines namely Japanese, Korean, and Filipino.
Here is copy of the menu that I got from their Facebook page.
<look how creative their Bao Special’s names are! 🙂 🙂 🙂 )
I LOVE THEIR FISH WASABI
Particularly interesting (and addicting!) was their fish wasabi, which makes the dish subtly hot, but not to the point of distracting you from enjoying the meal. It’s available both as a Bao and a rice bowl. I think it was a good decision to include rice, since we, Filipinos, will always be on the lookout for rice.
Both made me feel like I was eating a giant sushi so,” yay!”, for that!
Also, their Deep Friend Ice Cream Bao is winner! 🙂 Crunchy meets creamy is always a good idea 🙂 Maybe in the future they can even do the ice cream themselves…and explore different flavors!. That would make the dish even more interesting.
My only comment is that I wish the food were less oily. I’m a fan of crispy fried food, but without the excess oil.
To go straight to the point, their menu is comfort street food—casual and addicting. Their are different types of food, and I’m happy for share that for me, this hangout has found a deserving spot in the comfort street food we crave for after long day’s a work.
Operating hours: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Call 0995 783 9797
Sgt. Esguerra Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila