Category Archives: Bao

Happy Veggie Restaurant, NYC

Happy Veggie Restaurant is a new to me, vegan Asian fusion restaurant in NYC’s Chinatown that opened during the pandemic. There is very little written about this restaurant on the web, but evidently they use vegan meats from Lily’s Vegan … Continue reading

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Bing Bing Dim Sum, Philadelphia PA

Bing Bing Dim Sum is a hipster Chinese-fusion restaurant in South Philadelphia with a limited small plate menu that does not really rise to the title of Dim Sum. The menu includes a handful of vegan items and they are … Continue reading

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Bai Wei, Philadelphia

Bai Wei (previously Sakura Mandarin) has several things going for it during COVID times, it is spacious and airy and the tables are reasonably far apart, but the staff is lackadaisical about checking vaccination status. I have been there twice … Continue reading

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Izakaya E.A.K., Hell’s Kitchen, NY

Izakaya E.A.K. is part of Japan’s E.A.K. Ramen chain of restaurants (in Japan known as the Machida Shoten chain), which specializes in IEKEI ramen. According to their website they have over 400 locations in Japan and a presence in Singapore, … Continue reading

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Big Catch Poke, Philadelphia PA

One thing I have noticed while walking around Philadelphia is that seemingly random restaurants sell Chinese Bao.  A case in point is Big Catch Poke, which has an 8.5 by 11 piece of printer paper stuck to its front window … Continue reading

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Baozza: Frozen Steamed Buns Filled with Pizza Toppings

Rating: I was not planning to buy this product and review it. But after I posted a picture to Insta of Baozza boxes in the local supermarket freezer case a friend chastised me for not reviewing them. So here we … Continue reading

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Bao Nine, Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Bao Nine is a newish venture from the team who developed the Sweet Charlie’s rolled ice cream chain.  Bao Nine sells Taipei street-food style Gua Bao, which  are flat steamed buns wrapped around a filling which is traditionally pork … Continue reading

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Fluffy Steamed Bun Success

I have finally found success in my quest to create dim-sum style fluffy steamed buns.  The guys behind the counter at Tran’s World Market clued me in that their mother uses Vinh Thuan’s Bot Banh Bao Dumpling Flour to make … Continue reading

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Adventures in Making Bao

I tried making a multitude of bao this weekend – vegan curry beef steamed bao, red bean steamed bao, baked red bean bao and baked vegetable bao. For all of these buns I used the dough recipe from Mary’s Test … Continue reading

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Vegan Curry Beef Buns

This recipe was derived from the Curry Beef Bun recipe at Mary’s Test Kitchen, but instead of using textured vegetable protein I used Impossible Burger for the filling.  I was really impressed with how these buns came out and the … Continue reading

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