Burgers might still be trending, but something else is creeping up on our dining radar — baos, or more specifically, gua baos. Thanks to Eddie Huang's Baohaus in New York and Bao in London, the traditional Taiwanese snack has been given a hip makeover with all manner of ingredients beyond the usual braised pork belly filling.
Now, Singapore can lay claim to a specialty bao purveyor of its own. Bao Makers, which takes over the space previously occupied by Windowsill Pies, has set up shop at the increasingly gentrified Jalan Besar neighbourhood.
Here, you'll find six different gua baos to choose from, ranging from the classic gua bao with braised pork belly to more indulgent offerings that pack in salted egg shrimp and chilli crab. If you're curious to try a few of their baos at one go, call for the bao platter that packs in the classic, bulgogi, chilli crab, and teriyaki chicken baos. Still hungry? The cafe also serves up sides such as truffle fries as well as mains that include an array of pasta dishes, teriyaki chicken chop, and fish & chips.
Bao Makers. 78 Horne Road. Tel: 6291 2330