While scrolling Grabfood a while back, I bookmarked a restaurant, The Bao Guys, because I was rather intrigued with the baos and variety of fillings they offer.
So I decided to put in an order today. And instead of just one bao, why not two or even three? So I went for the Big Boy Bao Box which is recommended for one to two persons.
Since I wanted a taste of chicken, beef and lamb, I selected the Sawadee-Cluck (the word "coriander" attracted me, besides it's Thai inspired), The Teppanyaki (the "garlic chips" got me) and Pho-king Good (it's the only lamb on the menu, so).
This arrived. A big styofoam box.
Being OCD, I started from left to right.
Then I realized it was the wasabi mayo. The beef was chewy and the garlic chips did nothing to make it taste better. Taste wise it was flat and all wasabi.
Does the chicken look pinkish? The texture was chewy and bouncy. A tad undercooked? The sauce was really fishy and salty.
On my first bite I came away with a mouthful of onions. I'm afraid I disliked the onion slaw, it had a weird taste. And I actually love onions - both raw and cooked.
The lamb was gamey with a capital G and the texture was just like corned beef, all mushy and gummy. This was the worst of the lot.
In conclusion, all three baos disappointed me.
The Teppanyaki - beef needed more flavor and need to hold back on the wasabi.
Sawadee-Cluck - This was the most promising of the lot but spoiled by the (slightly) undercooked chicken and too much fish sauce.
Pho-king Good - More fresh lime juice and addition of coriander/basil leaves might help cut the gaminess, I don't know.