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Try something new from the Chinese cuisine. Take a break and order mouthwatering bao, belly pork and coleslaw. On Yelp, Bao Boys is rated 5.


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Bao Boys is currently a pop-up at events such as Eat the Street. The theme, as their name suggests, is food  served in bao buns (those wonderfully light, sweet, moist bread/buns of Chinese origin). With a short menu, the options are limited, and two buns will set you back $13 (discounted prices for orders of 3+ buns). I was dubious of the price point for the buns, but I was hungry and the thought of bao buns stuck to my brain like bao buns stick to the roof of your mouth. I ordered the brisket bun and the lobster bun (they have names, but ultimately it's brisket and lobster). Wow. The buns were loaded. The lobster bun reminded me of a New England lobster roll, and they did not skimp on the delicious lobster meat. The bun for the lobster was cooked differently, baked or fried, and it had a crust on the outside that went well with the creamy and rich lobster. There was also a lilikoi vinaigrette, with just enough for a hint of flavor without taking away from the lobster's lead role. The brisket was served on a traditional steamed bao bun, and I wished I had eaten it first because it was somewhat anti-climactic after the lobster. That is more a compliment to the lobster than criticism of the brisket, because the brisket was great too. The brisket itself was a nice thick cut of meat with some of the tasty fat crust that makes brisket so delicious. Along with the brisket there was kim chee, and I don't know what else. The bun as a whole was very good, and after eating both buns I was satisfied. The young man that I spoke with while ordering said that they are looking to get a food truck this summer or fall, and I would encourage anybody to try their food whenever and wherever you see them.
How can you go wrong with fried dough buns stuffed with tender meat? I find the baos to be a bit pricey but they do taste good. My friend and I hit up Night Market and was eyeing out their stand just looking at the menu. I tried the lobstarr bao and my friend got the hapa one. It ended being 2 baos for $13. The lobstarr one had a nice flavor and reminded me of seafood salad in a delicious fried bao bun. My friend enjoyed their hapa bao as well. Overall I enjoyed the food, nice and flavorful but maybe for a once in a while treat in regards to food pricing. They also offered many other baos combinations.
I follow Bao Boys on instagram just so I know where those guys are posted up. They make quality baos and are genuinely great guys. They need to find a sugar momma that can fund a location for them to post up at. -AA
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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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