Mr Bao is a regular feature at many of the markets around Sydney, and always seems to be very popular. The baos are influenced by Taiwanese street food, gua baos, and given a Vietnamese twist.
Mr Bao is open for lunches Monday-Saturday and for dinner on Thursdays and Fridays. It's a great spot for a quick lunch time catch up. Word of warning though, it does get pretty packed and seating is minimal, so be prepared to get takeaway.
Vietnamese iced coffee
I love a good vietnamese iced coffee and it's almost always my drink of choice when available. The iced coffee at Mr Bao is smooth, with just the right amount of condensed milk.
Asian slaw salad bowl with crispy tofu
The salad bowls come with a choice of crackling pork belly, karaage chicken or crispy tofu; which easily makes a good choice for a lunch option for one.
Gua baos and sweet potato fries
The pork crackling gua bao is divine; crackling pork belly with hoisin sauce, lightly pickled cucumber and coriander. The karaage chicken gua bao comes with a giant piece of juicy fried chicken, spicy aioli, pickled red cabbage and coriander.
The sweet potato fries are also great; nice and crispy, and served with the same spicy aioli.
I can certainly see why Mr Bao is such a lunchtime hit; the baos are absolutely delicious and it's in such a handy location.