Little Bao
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Little Bao has got to be one of the hottest and trendiest restaurant in Hong Kong at the moment and I finally got the chance to try it. We went around 7pm before the lineups started and got a seat by the bar.

I ordered the "O-Cha" which is gin mixed with oolong tea and lemon (picture hong kong style lemon tea but with alcohol). Gin, oolong tea and lemon surprisingly mixed quite well together and I would definitely order again. It's a seasonal drink though so it wasn't on their normal menu.

The truffle fries definitely lived up to its signature dish title (the fries were freshly fried- none of that oily or soggy taste) but the LB fries were equally as good if you prefer sweeter fries. There's a difference of about $20HKD so I would definitely go with the LB fries if you wanted to save your wallet for other things.

We also tried the dumplings (nothing too special) and their Mac-n-Cheese which is Hong Kong style rice rolls with a special spicy cheese sauce. This is worth a try as it isn't your typical mac-n-cheese and it tasted pretty good.

Up to this point everything was served tapas style but the baos we couldn't split so we each ordered one. I ordered the pork belly bao and it was on point! The perfect amount of fat with sweet sauce in a steamed bun. It gets messy so make sure you have napkins ready!

No matter how full you feel by the end of the meal, you must try their little bao ice cream. Who knew green tea ice cream in a freshly fried bao with condensed milk could be so good?!!

All in all it was worth the 20min walk from the MTR station in the 40degree heat. Make sure to come by 7pm though to avoid the lineups!

Little Bao
66 Staunton St., Central
(closest MTR station- Sheung Wan)