Tags: Chinese
Steamed buns filled with BBQ pork, coconut, curried fish or any number of other things.

Bao (Steamed Buns) at Datsun
Bao (Steamed Buns) at Datsun
Bao (Steamed Buns) at Datsun
Bao (Steamed Buns) at Gongfu Bao
Bao (Steamed Buns) at Gongfu Bao
Bao (Steamed Buns) at Gongfu Bao
Where to get Bao (Steamed Buns)


2015 Jul 25
I've been wanting to experience Tarek's bao for a long time. He's currently at the Westboro Farmers Market on Saturdays, so I jumped at the chance.

This was the Brekkie Bao -- a breakfast sandwich containing a (perfectly done) over-medium Beking's egg, a flavourful layer of warm chopped Seed to Sausage bacon and caramelized onion, and a garnish of scallions and fried shallots. As you can imagine, this tasted fantastic! The bao are super soft and moist.. like the freshest fluffy white bread fresh from the oven.

Loaded with flavour and high quality local ingredients, these are good value at $5 each. One makes a perfect snack and two would be a satisfying meal.

2014 Apr 12
Had the Grilled Cheese bao, the Maple Char Shu BBQ Pork bao and some taro chips. I was kinda sceptical about the Grilled Cheese bao until Tarek said it was filled with ginger and shallots. After that description, I had to get it.

I think it was mentioned in the original food cart review thread that ordering was a bit disorganized when the cart first opened up. I ordered about 35 minutes after he opened up and I got my order in about 5 minutes.

I really liked both bao but I definitely preferred the BBQ Pork bao. It was quite saucy and the pork was very tasty. The grilled cheese bao doesn't really taste like grilled cheese but it's still quite good as the ginger/shallots add a lot of flavour. Unfortunately, I don't really remember much else about the taste of the bao.

The taro chips were quite good but might be considered too salty by some people. Some chips had a good crisp while others weren't cripsy so I'm not sure if that's what Tarek is going for.

It's good stuff. A bit far away from work but I think it's worth the trip.

2014 Mar 5
Sampled the Veggie (Mushroom) and Pork/Challots Bao. The veggie had nice cilantro and curry taste. The pork bao was good but very saucy.


2007 Jan 30
I've enjoyed the ones I bought frozen from this place.

2016 Dec 15
Fried cod bao's with tartar sauce, pickled ginger and shredded radish. Delicious!

2016 Aug 25
Fatty, porky, delicious. These buns are luxurious and at $9 for 2, a pretty good deal. I just wish there was more of a vinegar presence to cut all that richness.

2016 Jun 3
Juicy and tasty pork belly steamed buns with fresh cucumbers and lettuce as well as a hoi sin based sauce. This is among the best steamed buns I have ever had, including my mom's.