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Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Little Bao review, Sheung Wan food ideas
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Little Bao review, Sheung Wan food ideas
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Little Bao review, Sheung Wan food ideas

G/F, 66 Staunton St. Central, Hong Kong. +852 2194 0202. Open 6pm-11pm, closed Sundays.
Four months ago when I arrived in Hong Kong, Sophia and I decided we wanted to try Sheung Wan’s hottest spot – Little Bao. Offering up Taiwanese buns with a fusion slant (similar to my all-time London favourite Flesh & Buns), I ended up stalking them so much on Instagram that it became an obsession but with our excellently poor orienteering skills, we either just couldn’t find it, it’d be closed or the queues would be insane.

Nestled opposite the Staunton Gallery, Little Bao is a cosy nook with bar-style seating and a little open kitchen. Its humble roots as a little market stall have truly expanded and their new location often sees huge queues with an undeniably cool crowd. The menu switches up as do most of these cool new places and I can already see myself heading back soon to sample more of their sharing sides because those all looked incredible!

Disclaimer: I have not been paid to write this. I paid for my own meal and Little Bao sadly do not know that I exist.

What We Ordered:

  • LB Fries - Roasted tomato sambal, kewpie mayo, cilantro
  • Pork Belly Bao - Slow-braised pork belly, leek & shiso red onion salad, sesame dressing, hoisin ketchup
  • Szechuan Fried Chicken Bao - Chinese black vinegar glaze, Szechuan mayo, coleslaw
  • LB Salt Ice Cream Bao - Salt ice cream w/ caramel

Let’s get this started then!

The waiters are super friendly and attentive here, it totally reminded me of those at Bonedaddies and Flesh & Buns (read my review here) but maybe I’m just making a comparison because damn I miss those places. Our waiter recommended us to try two starters, a Bao each plus a dessert and we’re SO glad we opted to go for one of each instead. These little plates are filling!

We chose the LB Fries which seemed like a bit of a signature dish. A not-so-simple dish of French fries with a honey glaze, spices, coriander and a tomato/kewpie mayo dip, these were oddly good. So moreish and a crazy sensation for the tastebuds, I think I would probably order these again (but of course next time I want to try even more).

Bao Business: Bao-wise, I opted for the Pork Belly – you can never go wrong with these – and it was just so good, I could eat it for the rest of my life. The buns themselves were soft, fluffy and not at all dry, the meat perfectly braised and seasoned. Sophia chose the Szechuan Fried Chicken one and I think I’m going to opt for that next time! She said it was just the right amount of spicy and also really good.

Finally, the sweet stuff. A.k.a. the best part of the meal in Hong Kong. Their desserts were ice-cream sandwiches, a snowglobe of salt ice-cream with a glazed caramel dressing in between deep fried buns. SO good and, yes, worth sacrificing a starter for.

25 comments

  1. Oh i've been wondering when you'd post this up! I meant to go last Summer but I never made it in the end - Elizabeth said it's right by her shop, The Refinery? Anyway, the ice cream baos are SO what I want to try, especially the matcha green tea ones! This looks yum - so living vicariously through you until I get to try for myself! Me and Mandy are desperately waiting for Bao in London to open next month! Need me some Taiwanese buns.
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  2. It's so worth the wait Winnie! Yep, it's right near it (: we shall have to go when you arrive - I'm so up for going again. Jealous of your London adventures with the ladies. I can foresee shopping d a m a g e happening when I'm next back to visit!

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  3. Wahhh I definitely missed this! The best bit looks to me the fries! I'll have to check out Flesh & Buns in London.


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  4. Damn those fries sound amazing haha. I feel like bao is getting trendier, there have even been some Sydney places popping up!

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  5. Everything looks delicious, but those fries look scrumptious!

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  6. This is on my list for when I visit HK in May, thanks so much for bringing it to my attention, I can't wait to try it out! I also plan on checking out Flesh & Buns now I've had a little Google :)

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  7. oohh it seems genius! and looks yummy *-* i wanna try the last bun noms


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  8. This looks delicious! I am looking forward to try out BAO in Soho next month with Winnie. Miss u xxxx

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  9. This looks amazing - especially the dessert! x

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  10. That looks delicious, making my stomach rumble and my mouth water! XD


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  11. Amazing Post!! looking at those pictures makes me hungry lol

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  12. I remember walking past there when I was in hk last October!
    Hopefully I can try it when I'm back this summer, missing hk food right now...

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  13. that ice-cream sandwich..looks so yum <3

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  14. Flesh & Buns is one of my absolute favourites! You'll have to try Little Bao whenever you're next in HK (:

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  15. They were insanely good! Yup, and for good reason ;)

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  16. Aw I'm glad it helped somewhat!! Flesh & Buns is one of my top 5 London faves, popped a link to my review in this post if you want a read (:

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  17. The dessert bun was just so good!

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  18. It was amazing! Ah you ladies will have to let me know what you think - I miss you too! Picked up a pair of those black Zara legging-trousers at long last yesterday btw ;)

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  19. The dessert was next-level good!

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  20. Oh my gossssssh. Salt ice cream! I've never had it but imagine it must be dreamy with caramel sauce! I'll remember this if I'm ever in HK...x

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