I have always thought that Bao Today sells only steamed baos, much like Just Dough. My doctor and colleague laughed their heads off when I told them about my assumption.They brought me to Bao Today for lunch, and I realized how wrong I was.
Bao Today turned out to be a Cantonese restaurant that serves everything from steamed and fried dim sums to porridge and noodles.
Owned by Jimi Tan of Fortunate Restaurant, the restaurant is inspired and modeled after the legendary “Justice Bao”. The baos come with Bao-inspired names such as Bao Hei Zi, Wang Chao, Lu Ding Ji and Ma Han. Even the menu is designed and named “Gongsun book”.
Golden Sand Bao, which is really salted egg bao, is one of the signatures at Bao Today. The salted egg filling is flowy and more salty than sweet with the distinctive grainy texture of salted egg, but I do wish the bao skin could be a little fluffier.
Savoury Teochew Crystal Bao is the salty version while Teochew Crystal Bao is the sweet version, probably filed with sweet red bean paste. The translucent skin which is made of glutinous rice powder, is stuffed with a variety of chopped vegetables such as radish, carrot and mushroom. It is refreshingly light and tastes even better when eaten together with the accompanying sauce.
I believe there is no need for me to introduce Crispy Fried Shrimp Dumplings since this is such a popular dim sum. It’s really quite oily, the sweet and sour helps to mask the oiliness.
Beef Brisket Noodle is really the reason we are here. My doctor swears this is one of the best he has ever had and I am curious to know if it is really as good as he makes it out to be. Yellow thin noodles that can normally be found in wanton noodles is served together with braised radish and beef brisket in a slightly thick braise stock. The beef briskets are melt-in-the-mouth tender.
Bao Today offers more than 30 types of traditional delicacies that is easy on the wallet. There are 3 Bao Today restaurants in Singapore and each outlet offers a different dining experience.
Bao Today (Marina Sqaure)
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Sqaure #02-234/235/236
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm