88 Bao Bao

After hitting up the premium outlets, we were ready for lunch. We decided to try 88 Bao Bao. You’ll find them sandwiched between Urban Ka-Re House and Ramen 101.

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Hours.

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Frozen dumplings sign.

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We dropped in on a Sunday (around 12:45pm) and just got in before the rush. It got busy quickly with takeout orders and people dining in. You order at the counter and lemon water is self serve too.

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The menu is short and sweet with steamed dumplings, buns, pan fried, pancake, appetizers, fried rice and soup.

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There’s also a couple additional options on the wall.

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2x Pork xiao long bao ($8.95 US for 8)
DSC00163Wrapper was thin, good filling and decent amount of soup inside.

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However, the broth wasn’t the most flavourful.

Pan fried pork bun ($8.95 US for 4)
DSC00166This was my least favourite dish that we ordered. Again, the broth/soup was watery and bland.

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I’ve had much better sheng jian bao elsewhere.

Stir fried rice noodle ($9.95 US)
DSC00162Mushroom, cabbage, carrot and egg with thin rice vermicelli. Simple but good flavour. It needed something, likely some meat, as we didn’t find it too filling.

Beef rolls ($8.95 US)
DSC00165These were excellent. They gave these the deep fry treatment. Light, not too greasy and good filling.

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More Shanghainese restaurants need to do this.

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Good XLB’s at 88BB.

88 Bao Bao
https://www.88baobao.co/
3880 Fallon Rd
Dublin, CA
(925) 361-5760