Food truck turned restaurant. Have you tried Bao Wow?
This pan Asian restaurant has one of the most vibrant interiors in town. The murals remind me of comic books and the colorful hanging lanterns over head could transport you to Asia in the blink of an eye. Not to mention they have two free-to-play arcade machines, a single player pac man and a twin player mortal combat game. Game on!
I visited on a weekday lunch which was pretty quiet, probably due to their street location but there were a few deliveries going out whilst we were there.
The concept started out as a food truck at the last exit in Dubai along with a sushi truck and the owner thought to combine both together and that’s when Bao Wow the restaurant was born.
Not only do they serve a range of Bao buns (obviously) but lots of other items like dim sum to sushi, noodles and rice dishes and also ramen. I liked the variety of drinks on offer too especially the addition of matcha bubble tea.
We tried a range of appetizers, mainly best sellers as suggested by the restaurant manager. Their king prawn tempura definitely lives up to it’s name. The prawns are the size of my head. The shu mai dumplings are my favorite as they come topped with scallops. The Shanghai beef noodles come served in a noodle box, which was a good thing as it made take away a lot easier.
The Bao buns look and taste great but get heavy very quickly so I end up picking out the chili beef filling with my chopsticks. This is only so I can keep some room for the desserts. We tried their ice cream mochi in green tea and mango flavor. I can honestly say they weren’t the best mochi I’ve tasted but maybe my standards are high after my recent trip to Japan. Even though the menu is not huge I’d go back again for sure, not just for the bubble tea, but it’s cool spot to hang with friends and to try some of their other Asian dishes.
Walk ins welcome and parking is located behind the restaurant.