Age Appropriate: 3 and up
Hi, I’m Juliette! My husband, my 7-year-old and I love going out to eat and we are sharing our restaurant finds with you.
Do you know what a Bao is? We didn’t either and now we are very happy that we do! It is a Chinese steamed pancake. It is then used as a bread and the inside can have a savory or a sweet filling and it is delicious!
A friend of my husband opened Fat Bao a couple of years ago on Kirby and Richmond and every time we eat there, we can’t believe how good it is. Don’t let the name fool you, the Fat part means that the baos are filled with a lot of wonderful ingredients.
They are located on the same side as Sushi King and Luna Pizzeria that we reviewed not long ago. The dining room is small with nice wood tables to your left and counter height tables with stools on the right. The big tables mean conviviality and friendliness.
The baos are filled with many options and my son likes the fried chicken one. It is really good chicken, and just a little sauce. My son likes the soft bao that is easy to eat and delicious.
My husband also ordered the Pekin Duck and I chose the New Yorker with in-house smoked salmon, green onions and a delicious sauce. They are really good at putting a generous amount of duck or salmon in their sandwich. The bao is so light and small that it leaves space for the filling to be the centerpiece.
So next time you don’t feel like eating the same old things, think of Fat Bao! You might just find that the Bao is your new favorite kind of sandwich! We like to try new foods and tell our son he needs to be a risk-taker too and we all love Fat Bao. And remember the only Fat there is the delicious fillings inside the Bao!
See you next week for another culinary adventure!