Dubbed the Baoger, this Taiwanese steamed bun slash burger hybrid needs to get all up in your grill, for all the right reasons. And it can be found only at Belly Bao in Sydney.
Belly Bao specialises in the popular Taiwanese street food of Gua Bao. Traditionally, these are slider-sized handfuls of slowly braised pork belly, stuffed into steamed buns with pickled mustard greens, crushed peanuts and coriander. But Belly Bao do it better.
It all began with owner and cook, Sylvia Tran, and her trip to New York devouring one life changing bao. She couldn’t get it out of her head, so she decided to quit her wealth management job and start making them for herself.
After a year of trial and error, making thousands upon thousands of baos, Sylvia got it. Each Belly Bao bun is handcrafted with 100% Australian wheat flour and proofed twice – resulting in a pillowy soft, smooth gorgeous bun. And with that, an opportunity to create incredible dishes at Goodgod small club was found.
Tried and tested, devoured and loved – these are the must orders:
You need to start off with The Baos – we had the Slow Braised Pork Belly, Slow Braised Beef Short Rib and the Soft Shell Crab. Perfectly cooked fluffy and light baos and the fillings were amazing, tender and full of flavour.
If you need some extra heat, there’s a few bottles of Sriracha lying around.
Get ready to have your fingers covered in burger juice from one of Sydney’s best burgers – the Baoger.
What makes this divine is the fresh, pillowy and soft sesame topped bao buns. Light and easy to bite into, guaranteeing epic taste delivery from the melted cheese, the medium cooked Angus ground patty, radish, lettuce, tomato and tangy asian-style mayo. Recommend you grab a double patty Baoger, you’ll appreciate the fireworks in your mouth more.
Oh and here’s a little warning, you will have a burgasm after your first bite.
Down for some dessert? Get the Strawberry Bao – it’s a crispy golden fried bao filled with vanilla ice cream, fresh sliced strawberries and drizzled with condensed milk.
Also try the Baonana Split which has banana and is drizzled with Nutella.
After licking your fingers from the Baoger, you’ll be doing it again after you’ve devoured these crispy and succulent Belly Bao Chicken drumsticks and wings.
And of course, you need these Sweet Potato Fries with a generous drizzle of their tangy chilli aioli.
Get your fat pants ready and bring your friends down to Belly Bao for some epic Baos, Baogers and a few jugs of beer. The Baogers are only available on Thursday nights so get there early and prepare yourself for one of the best burgers in Sydney.
You can find Belly Bao inside GOODGOD Small Club at 55 Liverpool St, Sydney.