Mr Bao’s gone and done it – the Sydney weekend/outdoor market stalwart not unlike Belly Bao before it; Mr Bao started at the Markets and have now set up shop in the Sydney CBD in the spot vacated by the OMC (original meatball company). What’s here? Tasty Asian styled gua bao. Steamed. Filled with good tasty fillings. It’s pretty good and we visited 2 weeks into them opening and despite the somewhat hidden location – it was busy and gua baos were flying outta the kitchen. Appetite finds a way.
Mr Bao has a range of baos – there’s karage chicken, braised pork, crackling pork and a tofu guabao on offer. The workstation is clean and the process of getting the baos out efficient.
Getting a singular bao here at Mr Bao is $6 and you can get a duo for $11. They’re substantial sized baos with big hunks of filling and 2 with a side of sweet potato fries (shared) would easily fill you up. We had all 4 of their baos and quite happy to report that they were all really quite delicious and we also really enjoyed their tofu bao. Its surprisingly substantial with a nice fat chunk of crispy tofu in there and quite tasty. Braised Pork Belly baos are a fat lovers delight being so decadently fatty but damn delicious. It’s actually really all quite good; the sweet potato fries were also pretty great value and a largeish serve.
We liked this. The crowd is testament to its deliciousness.