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Posted by A&A on 06/01/2015
We wanted to like this place. Who doesn't like the look of those chaiman bao's. We ordered a tray's worth of these little guys and all I can say was it was pure fat between the buns. We got sick. They should try the same concept but with a little more meat then fat to add something much needed. I would be back for more if they added more meat instead of pure fat. The skin should be crispy too not rubbery. If the skin was crispy, I think I wouldn't mind the fat as much either.
Posted by Anon on 04/07/2013
The food (Uncle Jesse and bao fries) is good. I didn't want to eat in the store because of the music selection, so I ordered to go. No problem. Except that the minimum for credit cards was raised. I went to get cash from an ATM, and the order took longer because the cashier insisted that the cook didn't make what I asked for until I returned, and then he made a snide comment about the fact that I actually returned. Of course, I wouldn't know the food was good if I hadn't been previous times.
Posted by anonymous on 12/02/2012
not the most familiar with this cuisine, gave it a try last night. knew pork belly was involved. honestly, there is no ambiance or scene, except for some street art on the walls, but the food is legit. variety of "baos" of buns, rice bowls, sides. I had the chairman, and the two chicken buns, shared taro fries (amazing sauce), and a fresh lemonade. beware: lemonade has chunks of jelly in it to sweeten it, i reco doing w/o the chunks. food is all fresh. made to order. flavorful, straightforward ingredients with some native spices (lots of cilantro). really tasty stuff. no frills, no fancy plates, food stands on its own. if you're looking to grab a quick bite (or you could go with one other person and sit for a little while) that will fill you up for less than $20, definitely check this place out. you won't be disappointed.
Posted by Avon Barksdale on 11/01/2012
There was a quote I heard someone say that went like "I never want to be paid a penny over what I'm worth but I want to be paid what I'm worth". When Eddie Huang asks $4.00 for three bites worth of food, he is simply asking to be paid more than he is worth. Also, I know its part of the "attitude" of the restaurant but I don't know anyone in the world who can sit down and enjoy a meal when obnoxiously loud music is blaring into their ears. However, it is unique and easy food that should be experienced once in a very long while.
Posted by jackie on 09/13/2012
I am at the bao haus as we speak. My bao is delightful. The atmosphere is horrible. The music is so loud that I cannot hear my friend, sitting next to me.