NEW TOWN BAKERY STEAMED BAO CHINATOWN CHINESE CANTONESE – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

 

BAO FAMOUS STEAMED BUNS AT NEW TOWN BAKERY

New Town Bakery is one of the oldest, and most popular Cantonese
Chinese cafe/restaurants in Vancouver, known for steamed buns (Bao).

New Town Bakery is located in Vancouver’s Historic Chinatown and has a long history in the city.

What We Ordered

Chicken Mami $7.50
Steamed Bun Asado $2.60
Steamed Bun Chicken $2.85
Steamed Bun Sticky Rice $2.85
HK Milk Tea $2.75
GST .93
TOTAL $19.48

Chicken Mami $7.50
Light broth, with shredded chicken, soft noodles.
A simple Filipino chicken noodle soup to go along with the steamed bao.
Order this or the Wonton Noodle soup.

Steamed Bun (Chicken) $2.85
Nice soft bun, and steaming fillings.

Steamed Bun (Sticky Rice) $2.85
Nice presentation, they are served already sliced.
Delicious rice and meat fillings.

Steamed Bun (Pork) Asado $2.60
The original that everyone loves. Salty, and has pieces of fat.

Hong Kong Milk Tea $2.75
Good, but there’s better elsewhere.

PRICE:
$-$$ Affordable. Used to be cheaper back in the day.

QUALITY:
Very good quality. The best steamed buns in town.

SERVICE:
Good. Sometimes friendly, other times unfriendly and rude.
The place looks well lit, and clean.

VERDICT:
Come here for the steamed bao.
You can have steamed buns with noodles, soup, and other Cantonese dishes.
The food on the menu is also good but they are best known for the steamed bao.

Fun Fact: They also have Filipino food on the menu. Bao Bakery is also owned by New Town Bakery.

CASH, DEBIT, NO CREDIT.

Address:
148 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T3

BAO BAKERY CHINESE STEAMED BUNS AND FILIPINO FOOD – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

 Bao Bakery is the younger hipster version of Vancouver’s
famous historic New Town Bakery & Restaurant.

New Town Bakery, and Bao Bakery serve Cantonese cuisine,
and also Filipino dishes.

Bao Bakery shares the same recipes for steamed buns, and pastries.
However, unlike New Town Bakery, there are no soups, wontons, or chow mein at Bao Bakery, but they do have Siu Mai Dim Sum.

Egg Rolls also known as Lumpia to Filipinos
is served with a side of sweet sauce. $5.25 (9 Pieces)

Chicken filled steam bun $2.85.

BBQ Pork (Asado) filled steam bun $2.50
One of the most popular steamed bun.

Ube Bun $1.95
Soft and delicious.

Ube Puff $2.25
Not so much a puff, more like a crumble.

If you’re craving wonton noodle soup with your steamed buns,  you’ll have to go to New Town Bakery for that.

PRICE:
$ Affordable. Ok prices.
Nothing too expensive but not super cheap.

QUALITY:
Good portion size, and flavors.
Freshness depends on the time of baking.

SERVICE:
Friendly. Fast, unfussy. English speaking.

VERDICT:
Good steamed buns, pastries,
and Filipino snacks.

CASH, DEBIT, CREDIT.

Address:
5115 Joyce St, Vancouver, BC V5R 4G8