|Wondering what I've been eating? Read on to find out!|
The new shop is outfitted with bright blue fluorescent lights – you can’t miss it.
|Baohaus' bright storefront|
|Sign placed outside the store explaining a bao|
|The kitchen - that steamer in the back looks just like one my grandma had!|
Baohaus serves an updated version of the traditional Taiwanese “gua bao” (also called the “Taiwanese Hamburger”). Whereas the traditional bao is served with pork, Baohaus offers different filling options including beef, tofu, veggie, etc (and pork of course if you would like). They recommend 2-3 per person so of course that meant I ordered 3, along with a side order of Taro Fries.
|My order of Taro Fries|
The Taro Fries were simple fried strips of Taro. And it was good! The taste kind of reminded me of Sweet Potato Terra Chips, but tastier. They were very crispy so if you like soggy fries, this is not for you. The fries were a touch dry, but after I had a couple more I really enjoyed how it didn’t leave me feeling greasy. Beware: the seasoning definitely has a kick to it – spicy!
Now onto the main event: my baos! I ordered the Haus Bao (beef), Uncle Jesse (tofu), and the Birdhaus Bao. All the Baos came on a warm, soft, and freshly steamed bun.
Haus Bao (beef with peanuts, cilantro, Haus relish, and Taiwanese red sugar) – The beef was tender and the Haus relish (sour pickled vegetables) were perfect. Flavor was reminiscent of Taiwanese beef noodle soup!
|Uncle Jesse Bao|
Best part of all – Baohaus seems to have reduced their prices since the last time I went! They now average around $3 per bun. With their new prices and convenient location, I’ll definitely be stopping by Baohaus more often when I’m looking for a quick fix.
Piggy says yes!
Thanks for reading – Piggy KK