Take a Bao

Today my mom and I went to the Century City Mall for some errands. We decided to have lunch in one of my favorite places ever…the Century City Mall food court. I’m not kidding, if you haven’t been to it yet, this mall has the best food court EVER. Seriously, they have everything from healthy (salads, wraps, sushi) to less healthy (Fuddrucker’s burgers, Baja Fresh, Panda Express). My mom and I decided to try a new place we had checked out on previous trips to the mall, but never tried called Take a Bao.

Bao is a classic asian steam, filled bun. This restaurant takes the bao dough and instead of making buns it rolls it flat and stuffs it with their own asian fillings making little bao tacos…AMAZING.

We had the sweet soy grilled tofu bao (glazed tofu, carmelized shitake mushrooms, marinated cucumbers, pea shoots and scallions).

And the spicy sesame citrus chicken bao (red chili & citrus glazed crispy chicken breast, pickled carrots, radish sprouts, scallions and sesame seeds.

They came with a side Napa cabbage salad, so crunchy and a great accompaniment to the bao buns.

 We  also shared the teriyaki chicken brown rice bowl (with sauteed chinese broccoli, caramelized shiitake mushrooms,  pickled vegetables, scallions and sesame seeds).

Overall, I loved the flavors and the modern twist on traditional bao. The fillings were delicious and the rice bowl was fresh and healthy. Highly recommended! Oh and I almost forgot we had a little dessert from here afterwards:

We couldn’t help ourselves!



Filed under Restaurants, Review

4 responses to “Take a Bao

  1. Your pictures are soo beautiful! I can almost taste the food! 🙂

  2. Malia

    Yum!! Looks amazing!

  3. the name is genius. the food looks so yummy.

  4. wow, they look amazing. Do you think you’re brilliant mind could try trial a recipe for them? =) I’d love to try them.

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