Bao Bei – A Year After | A Brand New Menu

Tucked away down an underground space on Wyndham Street, Bao Bei is still the made-in-Hong-Kong eatery and bar located in the nightlife hub of Hong Kong. Introducing a brand new menu a year after, it still serves small plates of east-meet-west dishes with a playful and modern presentation.

Bao Bei

Bao Bei

A Sichuan Edamame to start, seasoned with hot Sichuan pepper and chili oil. Followed by thinly sliced pork belly with chili garlic sauce, and a very refreshing hand-pulled chicken salad with mixed greens and a moreish wasabi sesame dressing. 

Sichuan Edamame
Edamame, Sichuan pepper, chili oil

Thin-Sliced Pork Belly with Chili Garlic Sauce
Sous-vide pork belly, shallot, cilantro, red vinegar

Hand-Pulled Chicken Salad
Yellow chicken, mixed greens, homemade wasabi sesame dressing

Aside from their signature steamed bao with slow-cooked pork belly, we have a new rice burger with homemade barbecue pork and fried egg. The rice has been pretty well flavored with “furikake”, a kind of Japanese rice seasoning, pan-seared and stuffed with tender char siu, arugula, caramelized onion and a runny fried egg, despite the barbecue sauce is a tad too sweet for my liking.

Char Siu & Egg Rice Burger
Homemade Cantonese BBQ pork patty, fried egg, arugula, caramelized onion

Char Siu & Egg Rice Burger
Homemade Cantonese BBQ pork patty, fried egg, arugula, caramelized onion

Pork Belly Bao
Sous-vide pork belly, portobello, pine flowers, apricot salsa, gravy, pork floss

Favourites are the popular mapo tofu fries baked with cheese, minced pork, tofu and chili over a huge bed of thin cut fries; chewy and batter-fried rice cake covered with creamy cheesy carbonara sauce.

Mapo Tofu Fries
Minced pork, tofu, chili, cheese, spring onion

Rice Cake Carbonara
Chinese coin rice cake, Jinhua ham, prosciutto, parmesan, mozzarella

Something bigger on the menu is a Korean-inspired claypot rice baked with kimchi, and bulgogi, whilst the baked curry chicken in a sweet and crunchy pineapple bun crust is deliciously juicy and succulent. Not to mention its strong and aromatic lemongrass flavor!

Korean Bulgogi Rice in Claypot
Kimchi, sweet soy sauce

Baked Curry French Game Hen in HK-Style with Pineapple Bun Crust
French game hen, red curry, onion, lemongrass, shallot, garlic

Baked Curry French Game Hen in HK-Style with Pineapple Bun Crust
French game hen, red curry, onion, lemongrass, shallot, garlic

Our meal ends with two desserts, a green tea molten cake with red bean filling, plus a signature mango pomelo sago slushy with a delightful kick of white rum.

Green Tea Molten Red Bean Cake
Vanilla ice cream, fresh berries

Green Tea Molten Red Bean Cake
Vanilla ice cream, fresh berries

Mango Pomelo Sago Slushy
White rum, fresh mango, pomelo, mango juice, sago, coconut milk

Finally, there are two playful signature cocktails including a Yakult shot mixed with soju and yakult; a Childhood Memory that is sweet, milky & creamy with a soft hint of rum and Baileys. They are not to be missed!

Yakult Booster
Soju, yakult, morello cherries

Yakult Booster
Soju, yakult, morello cherries

Childhood Memory
Spiced rum, Bailey’s, Vitasoy malt

Bao Bei
Address: B1/F, 75-77 Wyndham Street, Central
Telephone: 2801 7779
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 17:00-02:00
Website: http://www.baobeihk.com / https://www.facebook.com/baobeihk

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