Bao Bar – Best sweet potato fries ever

Bao Bar Vienna

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Bao Bar – Best sweet potato fries ever

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Zina from Vienna

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The main dish of this place is not sweet potato fries, but something called “bao buns.” I had no idea what that was prior to discovering this place. “Bao” actually means “bun,” so calling them “bao buns” means calling them “bun buns.” But you know how Europe is with adapting.

Those are steamed yeast buns that are traditional in the Chinese kitchen. They are soft and fluffy. Bao bar offers five different filling options – belly bacon, pulled pork, crispy chicken, kimchi chicken, and tofu. I always get the tofu version, since I don’t eat meat, and it’s delicious. Friends have tried the other ones and were also very happy with their choice.

Although the buns are delicious, I come here for the fries. The sweet potato fries are simply the best I have eaten anywhere. Elsewhere they are often soggy and greasy, but here they are crispy on the outside, a bit soft on the inside, and perfectly salted. They also have kimchi fries, which are a bit more spicy

I’d suggest trying out everything you can, since they offer combinations of two or three different buns with a side dish. You’re going to love it.

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Zina from Vienna

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Address

Zollergasse 2, Vienna

Opening Times

Mon - Sat 11:30 - 20:00

Price

Fries: € 4

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