July 21, 2007

Wow Bao [Chicago]

While stopping by the Water Tower for a quick shopping trip, we spotted Wow Bao. It's a little stand, reminiscent of those found in a food court, and offers a different take on the traditional Chinese buns that are usually filled with BBQ pork. Behind the glass sat big silver steamers filled with a variety of buns.

For a healthier snack, I shared the whole wheat edamame and vegetable bun with M. The wheat bun was warm and soft, and the taste of wheat was inviting. The fillings were piping hot with a vegetable mix and little rounds of edamame. The buns are rather small for the price you pay (1.29 for one). You can definitely find buns for much cheaper at a Chinese store, but you probably won't be able to find them in all these different flavors (teriyaki chicken, spicy kung pao chicken, etc.).

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Wow Bao
845 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-5888

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