What to Expect at the First Bai Nian Tang Bao in the Philippines
The Philippines is basically swarming with hundreds of Chinese restaurant, so what could set Bai Nian Tang Bao apart to actually make you go?
Well, how about trying out an enormous sized Xiang Long Bao, almost as big as your face.
Can you imagine how you would eat it when it is normally served with a scalding hot soup inside? That’s something to experience at world-famous restaurant Bai Nian Tang Bao, who is bringing authentic Shanghainese cuisine to the Philippines. They recently opened their first branch in Uptown Parade, BGC introucing to us their Giant Tang Bao.
It is definitely a dining experience, the size can be overwhelming and the secret is in the soup. The special soup that takes around 12 hours to cook it. It also takes about 20 steps to make an original Xiao Long Bao, and all this is made fresh in their kitchen which you can actually watch while you are there!
We had a fun and interesting time finding ways to eat the Giant Tang Bao without making a mess. They serve it with a straw so you can sip the soup out but its normally better with the bao and the soup together, if you have a tip I would love to hear it, please leave your comment bellow.
Aside from the Giant Tang Bao, Bai Nian Tang Bao also serves other equally glorious varieties of Xiao Long Bao such as Chicken Soup Pork Xiao Long Bao, Scallops and Pork Xiao Long Bao, and Golden Corn Pork Xiao Long Bao. They even have a pan-fried version called the Shanghai Golden Sheng Jian Bao, a traditional Shanghai snack that’s crispy on the outside with juicy soup on the inside!
Meanwhile, here’s what my date Marcus thinks about Bai Nian Tang Bao “As far as Chinese restaurants go, Bai was a nice place to eat. It was nice to see they had a specialty with the Xiao Long Bao. I had a very good time trying the different flavors. We didn’t know which we were eating, so trying to match the flavor with the description made for a good time. It was a novelty to follow the directions to on how to eat the Giant (thing), using the straw they gave us. I was a little uncomfortable slurping the juice because moments before I watched them construct the fun looking bags, and the inside looked to be a large piece of congealed fat. And I would have been more comfortable if the cooks would have been wearing gloves. But it was still fun to stick a straw in there and drink the chunky liquid. They didn’t give us instructions on how to eat the rest of it, so everyone at the table tried different method and they all ended up a big mess. But it was a tastey mess. Reminded me of a chicken pot pie, one of my favorites. The prices also seem reasonable. You pay a bit more for the Giant Tang Bao , but it is something special you’re not going to find in too many places. I think it was fun but I don’t know if I would return for the same experience. My beautiful date pointed out they have many other good looking dishes on the menu, so perhaps we’ll return to try those.”
Noodle fans should also give Bai Nian Tang Bao’s noodle series a try, like the Three Seafood Treasure Fried Noodles or the Shanghai Scallion Oil Noodles. For a different take on dimsum, don’t pass up the Sticky Rice Dimsum.
Delectable rice dishes are also on the menu like the Beef Fried Rice and Special Sausage Fried Rice. And for meat lovers, don’t leave without trying Bai Nian Tang Bao’s Braised Pork!
Bai Nian Tang Bao has received various awards for their remarkable food such as the 4th China Food Festival Golden Award in 2002. It was also named Famous Snack Brand by China Cuisine Association in the same year. In 2005, it was recognized as Shanghai’s ATP Master Reporters and Athletes Designated Food.
The restaurant became an official member of Shanghai’s Xiao Long Bao Association in 2006 and won food competitions like the one in Germany in 2014 and in Shanghai XingShang Channel in 2015. Bai Nian Tang Bao has also been recognized and invited to the Shanghai Tao Zui Food and “Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse”. It was also the representative of Shanghai Xiao Long Bao in Japan’s New Year Festival in 2017.
For more information about Bai Nian Tang Bao contact us at 09176238260 / 02(838-1716) or email [email protected] Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @bainiantangbaoph and post about your experience with the hashtags #BaiNianTangBaoPH and #IloveBNTB. Our Operating hours are from M-TH, 11AM-10PM / F, 11AM-3AM / Sat-Sun, 11AM-12MN. Bai Nian Tang Bao is also available on bookyph and delivers on Honestbee.