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The Best Bao in Toronto

The Best Bao in Toronto

The Best Bao in Toronto

Bao buns are a popular street dish in Taiwan. Traditionally, this small sandwich consists of stewed meat like pork belly, stuffed between a soft and fluffy steamed bun, yet many variations are common across the city. From fillings ranging from jerk chicken to jackfruit, these pockets of goodness can pack a whole lot of flavour in just a few bites.

Here are some of the best places where you can get a bao in Toronto.

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90 Ossington Ave

Oddseoul

Oddseoul

This Asian fusion restaurant on Ossington is combining Korean and American flavours to bring you dishes like their spicy pork steamed bun. The steamed bao is filled with spicy pork, melted cheese and a sesame chilli relish.

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265 Queen St W

Makan

Makan

This Asian fusion restaurant on Queen West isn’t messing around when it comes to their baos. These fluffy buns sandwich fillings like fried chicken, New York strip loin and Malaysian satay chicken.

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2901 Bayview Ave

Pōpa

Pōpa

Much attention is put into the steamed lamb leg bao at this Burmese restaurant in Bayview Village. A roast honey lamb leg is marinated for 48 hours and grilled twice before filling them in the buns.

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Mantra

Mantra

One of the street food appetizers to get at this modern Indian restaurant at Shops at Don Mills is their butter chicken bao. The steamed bun is stuffed with butter chicken and peppers.

The Best Bao in Toronto

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The Best Bao in Toronto

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Bao buns are a popular street dish in Taiwan. Traditionally, this small sandwich consists of stewed meat like pork belly, stuffed between a soft and fluffy steamed bun, yet many variations are common across the city. From fillings ranging from jerk chicken to jackfruit, these pockets of goodness can pack a whole lot of flavour in just a few bites.

Here are some of the best places where you can get a bao in Toronto.

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Mantra

Mantra

One of the street food appetizers to get at this modern Indian restaurant at Shops at Don Mills is their butter chicken bao. The steamed bun is stuffed with butter chicken and peppers.