Finally! Some awesome Asian food (Taiwanese, to be exact). Last week we subwayed down to the East Village to sample the fare at BaoHaus, which specializes in...you guessed it...bao. (Bao = a steamed, filled bun popular especially in China and Taiwan.) I've always loved them--home made by a friend's grandmother, at dim sum houses, anywhere, really. We ordered three each, five different kinds in total. They were like dim sum-inspired sliders!
Chairman Bao (my favorite, and most reminiscent of cha siu bao)--braised pork belly, cilantro, crushed peanuts, pickled veg. A word about the actual buns: Awesome. Good texture, chew, and flavor.
Left: Birdhaus Bao (Devin's favorite)--spicy fried chicken, cilantro, crushed peanuts. Right: Oyster Po Bao--fried oysters, lemon aioli, jalapeño, pate, pickled daikon and carrot, cilantro.
Left: Haus Bao--braised beef, cilantro, crushed peanuts. Right: Broccolino Bao--Tempura broccoli, bean paste, shiitake mushrooms, julienned daikon and cucumber.