BAOBAO – Where Traditional Baos Get A Huge (Healthy) Makeover And We Likey

James Chan

BAOBAO

What the good people at BAOBAO have done is to take something so simple and obscure – the common bao (steamed bun) and give it an extreme makeover to cater to the ever evolving palates of the Singaporean people.

While people may be adverse to change, this is definitely a change I can live with (for a leaner and thinner me). Goodbye Char Siew, farewell Kong Bak, you won’t be missed.

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The Food

Currently offering 6 different flavoured Baos, each Bao comes with a generous portion of meat, veggies and awesome homemade sauce! You are also promised the freshest Bao experience as they get their ingredients delivered to them every morning!

Head’s up though, it’s gonna get a little messy.

baobao pulled pork

Pulled Pork Bao, $3.90

The thing about pulled pork in most places is that it tends to be over-the-top salty. But at BAOBAO, it’s just right! Not to mention how juicy and tender the meat is.

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Spicy Beef Bao, $3.90

I like spice and I love beef so I might be a little biased for this one. So it will come as no surprise when I say that this was my favourite! The juiciness and tenderness of the Australian Beef Brisket was consistent in comparison to the pulled pork and the cucumbers provided a nice textured bite (also helps to cool off the spice).

baobao fish tempura

Fish Tempura Bao, $3.90

The tempura batter on that slice of dory fish gave this bao a nice crunch. Dory fish doesn’t have that strong fishy aftertaste and that delectable coriander and parsley sauce is just yums (trust me it’s quite addictive). With the fluffy Bao dough however, everything felt too soft. I think it would go better with the rice bowls.

baobao chicken masala

Chicken Masala Rice Bowl, $7.90

For their rice bowls, you get more than double the portion of meat in the Baos, more veggies and a combination of brown, black and white rice. Sounds really healthy yeah?

The Masala taste was apparent from the first bite and the chicken was really tender. I would have loved it even more if there was a little spicy kick (refer to how I like spice under the beef bao section above).

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Is the juice worth the squeeze?

There were 2 more BAOBAO flavours that I had yet to try, Garlic Chicken and Portobello Mushroom. I would go back to try those and of course I would order the Spicy Beef Bao again! Priced at $3.90 per bao, it’s pretty value for money for the portions AND you’ll feel bloody bao (full) too. Trust.

 

BAOBAO
Bugis Junction, B1-K10
200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021

 

*This was a sponsored post (Thanks for the food BAOBAO!)

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