As a great lover of Chinese dumplings and bao which I am, I have always had a great expectation of Delicious Baobing, a small restaurant specializing in these preparations. Located a few steps from Bocconi University, it immediately presented itself as the ideal place to eat a quick meal (seats are few and the patrons are in fact almost all university students on a lunch break or post-lesson) or to take away.
The organization is very confusing: the cuisine is microscopic and the customers to be served are always many; you may have to wait a few minutes too long before being served in a hurry. The owner is very kind, she will explain the specialties of the house in detail, even though she is visibly very busy.
The type and quality of the dishes offered is that of street food, everything is served in plastic and paper plates just as if it were a delivery.
The dishes I tried are all house specialties that have been recommended to me: fresh mixed dumplings (beef, pork and vegetables), ban huntun (kind of dumpling sheets with spicy sauce), fresh homemade wheat noodles with ragout and baozi with pork and onion. Some dishes are served including boiled egg cooked in tea, a true Chinese specialty.
All the preparations are homemade and you can taste it, however I noticed that something extra is missing, that strong and decisive flavor that makes you fall in love. The preparations were good, but not unforgettable as they tended to resemble too much. Furthermore, the baozi dough was a little too thick and the filling (very tasty) was in small quantities.
On the other hand, I loved mochi. I tried the mix, which includes peanut (the best of all), sweet potato, azuki and green tea.
Surely the strength of Delicious Baobing is undoubtedly the very competitive price - it is no coincidence that it is literally stormed by students. There is therefore a solution if you do not have many alternatives, but in my opinion it is not the place that makes the difference.