FILIPINO FOOD! NEW UBE SESAME BALL AND UBE DONUT AT BAO BAKERY JOYCE COLLINGWOOD – VANCOUVER FOOD AND TRAVEL GUIDE – GUTOM.CA

BAO BAKERY SUMMER 2020

NEW UBE SESAME BALL AND UBE DONUT

GOOD: Delicious Ube Sesame Ball

BAD: Too much sugar on the Ube Donut

Bao Bakery (aka New Town Bakery JUNIOR) has reopened with a new sidewalk take-out window! They have 2 new items UBE SESAME BALL and UBE DONUT for the cheap price of $2.25! New Town Bakery is in Vancouver Chinatown, Bao Bakery is owned by the same family.

UBE is the Filipino word for a Purple Yam. Ube is a favorite of Filipinos for the bright color, and flavour. Ube is used in desserts, pastries and even ice cream! Bao Bakery and New Town Bakery serve Filipino and Chinese food and are famous for their Shiopao Steamed Buns (Bao).

Ube Sesame Ball $2.25
Outside crispy texture covered with sesames. It has soft mochi-like dough and the ube is not overly sweet. Delicious bite after bite!

Ube Donut $2.25
It’s shaped like an actual purple yam and covered in sugar. The donut is good but it doesn’t need so much sugar. Bao Bakery says they will sell Plain Ube Donuts only by special order if you call in.

PRICE:
$ CHEAP! The price is right! Don’t feel ripped off.

QUALITY:
GOOD! Good portion size.
Ube Sesame Ball has good fillings, and lots of sesame. Delicious flavour and nice texture. Not overly sweet or oily.
Ube Donut good portion size, tasty but needs improvement and a lot less sugar.

SERVICE:
OK. Service was fast.

VERDICT:
Overall, SATISFIED. UBE SESAME BALL is a WINNER for Bao Bakery. Hopefully they keep it on the menu and don’t change anything.

CASH OR CARD.

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

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