Wonderbao is one of those places that I’ve heard pretty stellar things about, but for one reason or another, has eluded me over the years. Sigh.
With uni holidays underway and a morning to myself, I headed into the city to finally pop my Wonderbao cherry.
These guys are clever – located right next door to the RMIT campus in the city, it’s understandable why this place has become so popular with students and CBD workers. Wonderbao specialise in the art of the Chinese steamed bun, otherwise more commonly known as – bao.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t consider myself too basic (haha most of the time), but I honestly can’t remember the last time I’ve had traditional bao – too long. Anyway, I digress – onto the food.
Up front – Da Pork Bao (egg, shiitake mushroom & Chinese sausage) $4.00, and behind it – Choi bao (v) (shiitake mushroom, tofu & veggies) $2.70. Both bao’s were insanely delicious – the pork was juicy and succulent, and tofu and veggies were so damn flavoursome. The proteins along with their fillings amalgamated flawlessly with the steamed buns. Top notch eats.
By the way, the guy working there was super friendly and helpful. I mentioned it was my first time visiting, and his energy and enthusiasm was brilliant. You could tell he was very passionate, and that he loved his work – made me feel really welcome.
So if you live in Melbourne and haven’t eaten at Wonderbao yet, you must – this place is iconic. Fast, cheap and ridiculously delicious. Keep it up, guys.