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A bao food truck is coming!

hamster Mar 3, 2011 07:34 AM

I am so excited about this news. Hopefully it will be soon!

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    Raids Mar 3, 2011 07:42 AM

    Freaking awesome. I had some Bao at Sichuan Pavillion yesterday that was decent, but it'll be great to see more variety and these will no doubt be better.

    I love Bao. Love. They are easier to make at home than you might think too, but I only do it when it I have leftover char siu.

    I hope it's soon too! And I hope they're planning on being in downtown and Chinatown frequently.

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    1. re: Raids
      tommyskitchen Mar 9, 2011 08:06 AM

      This has been in the works for a long time now - I had actually forgotten about them since they announced it so long ago. Hopefully, they will be up and running soon!

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      Elyssa Mar 3, 2011 12:47 PM

      Ooooo that sounds awesome!

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        Elyssa Mar 3, 2011 12:50 PM

        Do you know when they are launching? Doesn't say anything on the website.

        1. crackers Mar 5, 2011 04:39 AM

          They say that good things come to those who wait. I fondly remember a bao food cart on Bancroft outside of Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus since at least the early '70s. A couple of steaming hot roast pork bao for lunch is a real treat. I hope these folks are purists, and don't gunk the bao up with cheese and beans.

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            dpan Mar 5, 2011 05:25 AM

            I've had some pretty good grilled pork bao at the Kam Sen food counter in Rockville.

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              GraydonCarter Mar 8, 2011 09:40 AM

              I've had Xiou Long Bao, a smaller steamed dim sum, but never seen these large buns. What would you call them, Char Siu Bao?

              1. re: GraydonCarter
                dpan Mar 8, 2011 10:36 AM

                char siu bao are roast pork buns (steamed or baked). The grilled ones are called jian bao.

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