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“Fun Little Gourmet Fusion Diner”
Review of Little Bao

Little Bao
Ranked #10 of 9,284 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$3
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Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: Sheung Wan
Description: The original bao was the braised pork belly, shiso leek salad and sesame dressing. Since then, the bao has become the center stage and works as a vessel for all things delicious. Our menu spans Asian influences, small sharing plates and continually changes with the season. We source high-quality poultry, pork and beef with no growth hormones or antibiotics. We love our local produce and you'll find a lot of vegetables on our menu. We also offer a focused liquor program with hand-picked spirits, beers and wines from around the world.
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Grab a stool at the counter or against the wall and be prepared for a culinary experience like no other in this upbeat hip diner. Specializing in Chinese-style "baos" that are prepared more like sandwiches than traditional filled buns, they come filled with Szechuan Fried Chicken, fish tempura, pork belly, or vegetarian shiitake tempeh. Don't forget to order a side of truffle fries on the side. Oh, and the carmelized brussel sprouts are yummy, too. Wash it all down with Japanese beer, sake, wine, a yuzu soda, or one of their signature cocktails.

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Expect a wait and for it to be crowded. Everyone sits on bar stools, elbows jostling. However, any mild discomfort is well worth it. As it happens, four of us did not have to wait at all at 7 pm on a Sunday evening. Everything was delicious. Well cooked and innovative combinations. We had smoked eggplant, lamb tartar with tofu crisps, slow-cooked ribs dumplings, pork belly bar, Sichuan chicken bar, fried chicken bar, truffle fries with diakon and dace and salted caramel ice-cream. Drinks selection is limited but good enough, as the food is the main event. Three very young chefs cook right in front of the bar table, so go for a bar seat if you can. Staff are a little quiet, but probably tired on Sunday. In any event, they charmed my 5 year old son, so don't be put off if you have a young one in tow. He loved the pork belly bao and the slow-cooked ribs dumplings. Terrific!

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Visited this gem of a "hole in the wall" restaurant and was blown away by the simple but tastefully creative food.
Innovative and sublime mixing of ingredients make for taste sensations that are out of this world....only problem is that there are not more of these gems around.Being in Hong Kong means that prices of food and drink are heavy so .Recommended dish would be the Sichuan chicken bar.

Thank logan2156
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

The NYT profiled this joint last year and I visited after spending time at PMQ. The baos are burger sized, so no need to order so many. The lamb cumin is also phenomenal. Waits are a bit annoyingly managed (dude, if the party in front of me isn't all there, and your restaurant has multiple open seats, I expect to be rewarded for my patience and be seated!), but worth the headaches.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The idea was nice but it was not exceptional good related to the reviews I read and the price you pay. Fun to try it once (and would recommend to try) but for me not good enough to come back again.

Thank BarryKon
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