Bao Now is located at 119 Hardware St Melbourne, just down a bit from what I call “touter lane”. They recently completed a reno over the holiday including an updated menu and more seating.
Baos are chinese round pies, using sweeter dough and a variety of fillings. Bao Now have both savoury and dessert fillings available, and I covered a few of their offering in more detail on the recent Bao and Beer night. Each Bao is tied flavour wise to a city, with my personal favourite being the L.A. Cheeseburger.
They now offer a $10 Supreme Box deal including 3 baos, 1 salad and a drink. It’s great lunchtime offer, and I promise not to tell if you sneak in a mousse chocolate bao for dessert. There are also lettuce baos and rice bowls on offer for the more carb-conscious.
The new reno has given the place a massive amount of seating without feeling cramped, and it’s perfect for either a cheap lunch or to line your stomach before a big night out. Their website is here.