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“Finally!!! Amazing food.”

BaoBao Dumpling House
Ranked #32 of 623 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

It was Portland's first snow, and my family and I decided to wander and shop the Congress Street area. We had eaten a late breakfast but at about 3:00 pm our stomachs started asking for food. I've wanted to go to BaoBao for awhile now but have always been thwarted by the wait/line. We figured a snowy afternoon might finally be a good time, and we are certainly glad with our decision.
We ordered and shared the Asian slaw which had delicious crispy scallions and peanuts on it, grandma Tang's pork buns (gorgeous doughy pillows), Kung Pao chicken fried dumplings, pork & scallion steamed dumplings, and sheng jian bao (soft pillows of ground pork). The slaw was brought out first followed by the other various dishes when prepared. Our selection of hot teas were smooth and favorable. Everything was delicious,service great, and quite honestly exceeded our expectations.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved this place! Casual atmosphere, friendly staff and reasonable prices. Very nice craft beer selection. Asian slaw was wonderful. Had the Kung Pao Chicken and Peanut and the Bulgogi Beef dumplings and they were amazing. I can’t wait to return and try the rest of the dumpling menu.

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Had lunch here last week. Happened to catch the 1/2 Price dumplings: 2:00-4:00 (Wed-Fri)!
We ordered a variety of dumplings thinking what we don't eat, we will take home. Well, the dumplings were so amazing... there were none left to take home.
The staff was helpful in making suggestions and didn't seem to judge when I asked for a fork rather than chopsticks.
Looking forward to my next visit!

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Thank K T
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We have tried to dine at BaoBao Dumpling House several previous times we were in Portland, only to find a very long queue outside the establishment for the 46 seats inside. Luckily, this rainy mid-week evening saw empty tables at the dinner hour, making the dumpling hunt finally possible. The waitstaff is pleasant, helpful, and engaging, knowing the menu items and being able to recommend wisely. Six dumplings come as an order, which can be pan fried or steamed in most instances, and two plates make for an evening's meal for one. Their Kung Pao chicken and peanuts, pan fried, arrived with a golden exterior texture and a delectable filling. Each table holds not only Soy sauce, but also rice-wine vinegar and hot spicy oil. All of these, individually and collectively, added to these dumplings. An order of steamed spinach, mushroom, and egg appeared in a double stack of metal steamers, and these also were cooked well. What I found missing, though, was the flavor of mushroom (the egg being virtually invisible to the eye) when balanced against the spinach. BaoBao offers several local draft-beer selections to accompany dinner, with small (?12 oz) drafts priced above the rest of the Portland dining market. Nevertheless, we plan on returning to the Dumpling House the next time we're in town because it offers a good value for the quality of their dishes.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We stopped here briefly on our way out of Portland at the end of a wonderful weekend. We tried three small plates and all were very good. I'd give them a 4.5 if I could.

Thank Kristine G
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