In recent years, a real craze for steamed Chinese buns has exploded. Among the numerous places that offer it, for some time also Bao House has been added, located in the Città Studi area, very small and cozy, with some seats inside and a small outdoor area.
The hostess is Grace, originally from Taiwan. In Milan, she brought the street-food cuisine of Chinese origin from her land, whose absolute protagonist is gua bao. As it is easy to guess, it is a very soft steamed bun (bao) cut in the center ("gua" in Taiwanese dialect means "cut"), or "cut bun".
Needless to say, the first choice was the classic guao bao stuffed with braised bacon, cabbage, mustard, peanuts and coriander ... simply irresistible! On the menu you will find many others (fried chicken, teriyaki mushrooms, braised tofu, shrimp roll), among which I urge you to order the Peking duck, a real bomb!
The rest of the specialties offered are divided into appetizers (popcorn chicken is really excellent, as well as the marinated cucumbers - among the best eaten to date), omelettes and dumplings (I recommend those of the house, grilled, with pork and vegetables with curious rainbow colors), rice (including Taiwanese one with cutlet or rou zao fan) and noodles. The latter are inviting to say the least and I can't wait to go back to be able to taste them (first of all the cold lang mian with frayed chicken). Why haven't I tasted them before? The portions are all generous, so with a main dish and an appetizer you will be well fed. I emphasize that all preparations are homemade and it feels!
To all this is added a really ridiculous price and a fast and attentive room service. This is a really nice place to eat alone or in company!