Bao Noodles is a restaurant that appeals to New Yorkers from all walks of life. From the Gramercy resident with a craving for Vietnamese food, the busy worker with the need for quick, delicious and satisfying entrees, to the curious tourist looking to taste the city’s best, this classic Vietnamese restaurant pleases every taste bud, and has been doing so for a decade.
A short cab ride from the Empire State Building and steps from the Flatiron District, residents, business people, and tourists alike can take advantage of delectable Vietnamese offerings which include Banh Mi, Pho and Bo Luc Lac. Every dish offered is crafted with excellence.
For a quick sample of their broad menu, the following are some of their most popular items. The Lollipop Chicken (a throw back to Chris Andrews' and Chris Johnson's first venture into Vietnmase Dining, Bao 111) is a mouthwatering, flavor-filled take on fried chicken wings, prepared with classic Vietnames ingredients and crisped to perfection. A wonderful start to any meal, it is served with a generous handful of garlicky Taro Fries, kewpie mayonnaise, and a fiery house-made signature habanero hot sauce which might only be for the brave.
Next up, we recommend a hearty dish straight out a Vietnamese grandma's kitchen -- The Bun Bo Hue. Named for Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, this noodle soup is made with a hearty and flavorful beef broth, overflowing with an indulgence of different cuts of beef and pork atop a bed of rice noodles. It is accompanied by a drool-worthy house special chili paste with made lemongrass, garlic, chilis and some other secret ingredients, fresh bean sprouts, basil and lime.
Adding to this delicious assortment of Bao samplings is the traditional Banh Mi -- always a show stopper. Filled with fresh lettuce and traditional Vietnames pickled carrots & radish, Bao Noodles many has many varieties to choose from. Highlights include the Panko Pork Chop, Hue Style Basa Fish, Spicy Beef Stew, Soft Shell Crab, and Short Rib Banh Mis. If you happen to stop in for a weekend brunch, the Panko Pork Chop Banh Mi gets topped with a fried egg. The Banh Mi has become quite popular on the food scene as of late, but Bao Noodles have been serving them for 10 years.
Connoisseurs of Vietnamese cuisine and curious newbies are always welcome to stop by Bao Noodles for an unforgettable meal.
Come check out our $10 Brunch, which includes items such as Vietnamese Congee served with either chicken, pork, duck or squid, shrimp & ginger, tripe with poached egg, hanger steak with fried egg and taro fries to mention but a few and it also comes with a free glass of infused Sake or a Saketini what could be better on a hot summers day.
For more information on their menu, specials and discounts, please visit the website or facebook.com/BaoNoodle.