Belly Bao first started off at Paddington Markets on the weekends.  Being so popular, Belly Bao is now permanently located inside Goodgod Small Club.  Guo bao has been a big trend in the dining scene worldwide, and Belly Bao has definitely made its name in Sydney

 

Date

Nov 2015

Meal

Dinner

Ordered

Belly Baos

  • Crackling Roast Pork Belly Bao – 6.5 aud
  • Slow Braised Pork Belly Bao – 6.5 aud
  • Slow Braised Beef Pork Rib Bao – 6.5 aud

Sides/Snacks

  • Sweet Potato Fries – 7 aud

Food

Belly Baos

Crackling Roast Pork Belly Bao – 8/10

Slow Braised Pork Belly Bao – 7/10

Slow Braised beef Pork Rib Bao – 9/10

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Front – Slow Braised Pork Belly Bao Middle – Roast Pork Belly Bao  – Back – Slow Braised beef Pork Rib Bao

left - Slow Braised Pork Belly Bao / Middle - Roast Pork Belly Bao /Right- Slow Braised beef Pork Rib Bao

left – Slow Braised Pork Belly Bao / Middle – Roast Pork Belly Bao /Right- Slow Braised beef Pork Rib Bao

Slow Braised Pork Belly Bao

Slow Braised Pork Belly Bao

Big soft white baos

Big soft white baos

The Cardboard tray the baos came in

The Cardboard tray the baos came in

We ordered three baos to start us off.  If they are good, we would order more.  Unfortunately we did not order a second round. they were good however not amazing compared to the ones I have had in London’s Bao or Hong Kong’s (Little Bao)

The baos are big, soft and fluffy, however they were slightly cold when they arrived which made me deduct some points.  My favourite was the Slow Braised beef Pork Rib Bao.  The meat was slowcooked till it melts in your mouth. the meat was juicy, soft and bursting with flavours.  I love how juicy it was that my bao was soaked with its juices and it definitely went well with the kimchi. The Crackling Roast Pork Belly was crispy and crunchy, I liked it as well, however it didn’t really go too well with the bao, maybe because of the sauce.

Sides/Snacks

Sweet Potato Fries -8/10

Sweet Potato Chips with the baos

Sweet Potato Chips with the baos

The sweet potato chips were gorgeous, it was very crunchy, with lots of sauce and seasoning.

Ambience & Interior

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So cute

Cute yet useful

Cute yet useful

Good recycling

Good recycling

Walking to seats

Walking to seats

Seats

Seats

Seats

Seats

Waiting for my food to be delivered to our table

Waiting for my food to be delivered to our table

Belly Bao is downstairs in a bar called Goodgod Small Club, you may miss it if you walk by, so do look for Goodgod Small Club.  You will need to walk down the stairs and you will arrive at the dining area with many wooden tables and benches.  You will need to order and pay by the kitchen first, then once the food is ready, it will taken to your table.  Drinks will be ordered separately by the bar.

I loved how every table has the Lee Kum Kee’s Oyster Sauce can, using as a cutleries holder.  Holding forks, serviettes, sauces and even chopstick (so Asian!).  I couldn’t help but take so many photos of it, such a smart idea to reuse this big can.

 

Menu

Menu

Menu (baos)

Menu

Menu (sides)

Non Alcoholic Drinks menu

Non Alcoholic Drinks menu

Drinks Menu

Drinks Menu

Alcohol menu (Jugs)

Alcohol menu (Jugs)

Please click here for the full menu

Recommendation

  • Crackling Roast Pork Belly Bao
  • Slow Braised beef Pork Rib Bao

Verdict

Crackling Roast Pork Belly Bao – 8/10
Slow Braised Pork Belly Bao – 7/10
Slow Braised beef Pork Rib Bao – 9/10
Sweet Potato Fries -8/10

Would I go back again? Yes, on a Thursday
Rating from my brain (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥
Rating from my heart (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥
Overall rating (out of 10 hearts) : ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 7/10

I like the concept, I like the food, I like the ideas, I actually like everything about it. It is hip, trendy and laid back, what is there not to like? However the baos werent amazing itself, but good enough for the price.  A good hang out place for friends, a great place to chill out.  I will definitely return on a Thursday to try their famous burger that is only available on Thursday.

Damage

Approximately 20 aud per person

Details

Belly Bao
GOODGOD Small Club,
55 Liverpool St
SYDNEY

Weds – fri
5pm to 10pm
Sat
6pm to 10pm
Sun – Tues
Closed

Reservation
Definitely for dinner or you won’t get no seat!

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