Monday, June 1, 2009


Over the weekend Boyfriend and I had to pay another visit to the Century City mall food court. An odd “must-go” choice perhaps, but Take a Bao is great! We came across Take A Bao a few weeks ago when we were craving some fast food bao’s in the style we had over the holidays at Chicago’s Wow Bao.

What’s a bao you ask? (I didn’t know until a few months ago, so you may wonder as well…) Wikipedia says “A baozi or simply known as bao, bau, nunu, pow is a type of steamed, filled bun or bread-like (i.e. made with yeast) item in various Chinese cuisines, as there is much variation as to the fillings and the preparations. In its bun-like aspect it is very similar to the traditional Chinese mantou. It can be filled with meat and/or vegetarian fillings. It can be eaten at any meal in Chinese culture, and is often eaten for breakfast.”

Take a Bao has a fun approach of flattening out the bao dough and making them into a sandwich form with extra tasty veggies...and two baos come with a yummy salad. Definitely a great fast food choice, and a good way to fill up before a day of shopping and taking in a matinee (we saw Pixar’s Up!, which was great!).


Ellen Bloom said...

Yum! That looks delicious....kind of like a taco-style dim-sum!

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