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.
Frozen dumplings sign.
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.
The menu is short and sweet with steamed dumplings, buns, pan fried, pancake, appetizers, fried rice and soup.
There’s also a couple additional options on the wall.
2x Pork xiao long bao ($8.95 US for 8)
Wrapper was thin, good filling and decent amount of soup inside.
However, the broth wasn’t the most flavourful.
Pan fried pork bun ($8.95 US for 4)
This was my least favourite dish that we ordered. Again, the broth/soup was watery and bland.
I’ve had much better sheng jian bao elsewhere.
Stir fried rice noodle ($9.95 US)
Mushroom, 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)
These were excellent. They gave these the deep fry treatment. Light, not too greasy and good filling.
More Shanghainese restaurants need to do this.
Good XLB’s at 88BB.
88 Bao Bao
3880 Fallon Rd