Tuesday, November 29, 2011


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, jalapeƱo, 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.

We weren't hungry enough to try the taro fries, but we'll definitely be back for those, and for a few more bao!


  1. If only we had had Gothic cabinets put in our kitchen!

  2. There are lots of "Gothic" furniture and cabinet stores around here...but they all look pretty generic. I guess it's just a brand name!