Sydney Food Diary: Belly Bao, Newtown

Wow. Currently a 4.6 out of 5 rating on Zomato. That’s ridiculously high. I was impressed but this tells me something about their broad appeal.

I love Asian food, and I’m often intrigued by Asian fusion food, so to serve up unpretentious weird mixtures of fusion food, in a relaxed atmosphere, is pretty fun. The only nod to the Asian menu in the decor are somewhat tacky little lanterns tied on to the lamps, but otherwise, it looks like the place is unrenovated from whatever it was before.

The main dishes on offer are burgers, with the steamed buns instead of a hamburger bun, and bao, or the flat steamed buns filled with yummy things.

I was very amused with the burrata and bao, the bao flattened out and fried, an interesting combo of Chinese chili and the cheese.

The french fries with a bit of onion and Japanese curry was less successful. I love Japanese curry but this was more of the idea of it without much flavour.

But all in all: a very amusing place, and I can see why it’s popular. With so much competition on King Street, and so many places that come and go, good on you, Belly Bao.

Belly Bao Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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