Geelong's Pakington Street, or Pako Street as us locals call it, is home to a brand NEW foodie haven in Bao Place. The doors swung open on January the 27th 2022 inviting all to enjoy Taiwanese street food delights.
It is inspired by Gua Bao or steamed buns with an Asian inspired variety of mouth-watering fillings with everything cooked fresh to order, using premium ingredients. You’ll find braised pork belly, panko zucchini, pull lamb, Gochujang chicken, tempura prawn and honey duck, alongside all the delicious extra trimmings, all for just $7-$8 each.
As for other menu items, the Xiaochi, or little eats include edamame, crispy Tamarind Aussie school prawns, crispy miso lamb ribs, Korean fried cauliflower, Teriyaki cuttlefish and veg dumplings.
Don't forget to try the bao-gers—which are a kind of cross between a burger and the Gua Bao. Flavours here include beef brisket with roquette, fried shallot, cucumber, kimchi and honey mustard; Ling with cos, tartare and cheddar; and chicken with hot sauce, slaw and cheddar.
Who is behind all this fabulous, flavoursome food you ask? Kyle Wang, a cerebrated local chef and also of Asian barbecue restaurant Sumi, is at the helm. Renowned for creating flavoursome dishes and merging Asian culture with local produce, Wang’s uses over 14 years of experience in hotels and restaurants alike across Australia and abroad to deliver the best dishes you’ll ever have.
To drink there’s a wine list, spirits, non-alcoholic options and a number of beers, including a selection from MoonDog Brewing.
There is a takeaway option available but if you have the choice dining in is made very appealing by the beautiful timber fittings along with luxurious lighting.
Located at 197 Pakington Street, you can find out more and their menu here
Complete your stay with us here at The R Hotel Geelong with a visit to Boa Place, don't pretend your mouth isn't watering just thinking about it!
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