With February packed with excuses (not like we need one) to have tasty food-festivals such as Chinese New Year and with Valentine’s Day around the corner when we, more than anything, celebrate our love for food! Fatty Bao of course has kept all this in mind and has decided to organise a Bao Festival from the 1st to the 14th of February, 2016! Which is going on as we speak/ type.
Executive Chef Prashant has meticulously crafted this menu which has equally kept both Vegetarians and Non Vegetarians in mind and this festival is happening in Delhi and Mumbai!
These white steamed buns packed with an array of different meats and fillings, each one out-doing the other. Each portion consists of 2 Baos and ranges from Rs. 260 plus taxes to Rs. 380 plus taxes.
Here’s a sneak peak in to the menu:
Spicy wild mushroom and chick pea– pan seared with chili and garlic mayo and fresh coriander
Cheesy Kimchi Potato–with scallion and Korean chili powder
Crispy Tofu and Mock meat – with pickled pear, cucumber and spring onion
Fried Eggplant – Miso marinated fried eggplant, kimchi cabbage and Sriracha Sauce
Mushroom & Bell Pepper – with chilli garlic sauce, lettuce and crispy garlic
Five spice Fried Chicken–marinated chicken breast, mustard mayo and lettuce
Teriyaki Glazed Chicken – Pan Seared Chicken with pickled cucumber and shichimi
Lamb– char grilled minced lamb with chilli tamarind glaze, mint mayo and pickled carrot
Wasabi Fish–crispy fried sea bass with wasabi sauce, pickled ginger, fried garlic and shichimi
Char siu Bao – Imported BBQ Pork Belly, BBQ Sauce, Green Apple Kimchi, Sesame Oil and Scallions
Pulled Pork Bao –with curry sauce, crispy shallots, cucumber, fried egg and kaffir lime
Roast Duck Bao – with hoisin sauce, cucumber and scallion
Chilli Crab & Prawn Bao – spicy crab cake, pickled watermelon rind and fried garlic
Our Experience: The Techno One and our very new taster The Globetrotter went to try this delicious affair!
What we loved: Our favourite dishes were the Chilli Crab and Prawn Bao and the Roast Duck Bao. The Chilli Crab and Prawn Bao was bursting with flavour. With the right balance of spicy and sweet, one bite had us going back for more. The bun itself was soft and fluffy, and so light it felt like we were eating air. This was perfect because it didn’t leave you feeling uncomfortably full of bread after a couple of baos. The Roast Duck Bao was delicious, too. It was like having the whole Peking Duck experience wrapped in a little parcel. The Hoisin sauce had a nice tangy flavour about it that complemented the sweetness of the duck, and the bits of cucumber gave it a nice crunch and freshness. It really made us Bao down to the chef.
About the Pricing: The Baos are priced on the high side and the portions are a little small which means if you plan to full your stomach on only Baos, it might cost you a pocket.
Ambience: We found the ambience perfect for a chilled out dinner, but it was a little noisy, so romantic dinner dates are out. Their Chinese doll salt and pepper shakers won my heart, though 🙂
Value For Money: N-A
Review and Picture Credit: Sharmeen Hussain and Farhan Kapadia.
(The Bombay Foodies had been invited to check out the BaoWow Festival menu. The staff and chef knew of us coming but honest reviews have been given by the reviewers.)