Recently, many cafes have been sprouting up all around Singapore. However, the new kid on the block, the Bao Makers, is looking to steer away from the usual cafe offerings and instead, has introduced a unique concept by redefining the traditional Taiwanese snack.
Their rendition of these lotus leaf buns (‘bao’ in Chinese) are served with a fusion twist instead of the typical braised pork belly filling. The Bao Makers currently serves up baos in six different flavours: Classic Braised Pork Belly, Bulgogi, Salted Egg Shrimp, Chilli Crab, Teriyaki Chicken, and Roasted Veggie (vegetarian).
Each order comes in a pair and served with a side of salad.
Salted Egg Shrimp Bao (SGD $15)
A combination of good ol’ salted egg sauce and succulent shrimps alongside garlic slices and curry leaves, the savory Salted Egg Shrimp Bao (SGD $15) is flavourful and is highly recommended by the Bao Makers.
Chilli Crab Bao (SGD $16)
Another bestseller is the Chilli Crab Bao (SGD$16), reckoned to be a flavour that will be popular with the locals. Fresh crab meat is used and served within a deep fried lotus leaf bao, accompanied by a generous amount of chilli sauce.
However if you can’t make up your mind on which type of bao to order, Bao Makers also serves up a Bao Platter (SGD$28) with a combination of 4 baos in the following flavours: Classic, Bulgogi, Chilli Crab and Teriyaki Chicken.
Drinks (SGD $4 – SGD $7)
Vanilla Ice Cream Bao (SGD $5)
A dessert unique to this cafe is the Ice Cream Bao (SGD$5) where a single scoop of ice cream is sandwiched between a deep fried golden bao. Choice of flavours includes chocolate, vanilla, cookies & cream, and coffee.
Aside from their signature baos, the cafe also serves up some mains which includes fish and chip (SGD16.90), pasta, and an array of sides such as truffle fries (SGD$8) and chicken wings (SGD$8).
78 Horne Road
Nearest Station: Lavender MRT (EW11)
Monday to Friday: 11am to 9pm
Saturday and Public Holidays: 10am to 10pm
Sunday: 10am to 6pm
Phone: +65 6291 2330