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Brisbane’s Best Bao

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Brisbane’s Best Bao

Bao wow wow.

Getting a pair of sweet buns sans working out is possible, thanks to bao (weeps in #fitspo). In an ode to the delicately steamed bread, and the king of the contemporary sandwich realm, we’ve compiled a delicious list of where to fill up on Brisbane’s best bao.

Mr. Bunz | The Garden Pantry | West End

They’ve got bunz hun, and plenty of them. Mr. Bunz have opened a second store at West Village’s hot new dining precinct, The Garden Pantry, creating an unbeatable bao mecca. The misters behind the marvel whip up fillings including pork crackling, crispy chicken, peking duck, and king brown mushroom, with all the right salads and sauces. We are shivering with antici…pation.

Nom Nom Bao | Fortitude Valley

Six does the trick. Nom Nom Bao has six fluffy boys available, including fried chicken, pork belly, gabli beef, vegetarian, fish, and ICE CREAM. We’re not screaming, you are.

Hello Please | South Brisbane

Hello Please – take a bow; you there – take a bao. Separation anxiety isn’t possible at this Viet street food hotspot in Fish Lane, even with an ever-changing seasonal menu. The bao steps up every season, with a stunning crispy chicken with mayo, daikon and coriander currently up for grabs. Another serve, please.

Hai Hai | Paddington

One bun, two bun, three bun, floor. Say g’day to Hai Hai and they’ll respond with chashu pork, karaage chicken, and tofu katsu bao. With deals for single, double or triple serves, you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank and back… for MORE BAO.

Umami | Fortitude Valley

Ross Geller said that unagi is a state of total awareness – we say Umami is. Aware that you’re gonna want two of these bad boys, Umami makes that happen straight up! Choose from crispy pork, fried chicken, or tofu, and ease in flavour country.

The Bun Mobile | Food Truck

Buns ahoy! The Bun Mobile is a blessed bao food truck, spreading joy and buns across Brisbane. Beside the usual pork, wagyu and chicken options, a special of the day will pleasantly surprise you on your visit. We can’t wait to get on the road again.


Now that’s the kind of bun we want in our oven.

Words by Nicole Portacha
- the gourmand who bao’s often, and bao’s well.