By Christina Revelli | May 15, 2017 | Food & Drink
Think twice next time you go out to eat and order the bao instead of the burger. We rounded up some of the best bao in Boston.
Looking for a midnight snack? Renowned Chef’s Tony Messina and Ken Oringer offer Berkshire Pork, Lamb Laap Meatball, and Fried Oyster Banh Mi Steam Buns on UNI’s Late Night menu from 11 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Thursday – Saturday. 370 Commonwealth Ave., 617-536-7200
Influenced by Southeast Asian street food, Myers + Chang serves up authentic Braised Pork Belly Buns cooked to perfection with a brandy hoisin sauce and house-made pickles. 1145 Washington St., 617-542-5200
Chef Tracy Chang takes a unique approach to bao with a Japanese-Spanish fusion. The Squid Ink Oyster Bao with norioli, shiso, and purple cabbage and pork belly buns are menu standouts. 310 Massachusetts Ave., 617-945-9290
Take advantage of the regularly changing specials at this shrine to bao, like the Carnitas Bao, made with Narrangansett citrus beer-braised pulled pork, black beans, and cilantro. 84 Winthrop St., 617-945-0067
If you can’t decide between a burger and bao, try the “Shojonator” inspired by chef Mark O’Leary’s favorite fast food burger. With a four-ounce beef patty, kimchi cheese, and bacon served between steamed bao, the “Shojonator” is unlike any other. 9 Tyler St., 617-423-7888
Photography by Jennifer Che (Uni); Matt Li (Pagu)