I’ve heard that it’s protocol to bow to a king. The king isn’t always deserving, but there’s that whole “off with his head” thing the king has up his sleeve, so it’s probably best to just go with it.
But at a new storefront eatery in the Mills 50 district, the king baos back.
King Bao is the latest to step up to the current trend of serving bao, the Asian taco-like food delivery devices fashioned out of puffy steamed dough that resemble overweight, pale tortillas.
Just like any other bread, the dough itself isn’t the main feature; it’s what goes inside that counts.
King Bao’s menu has just two main sections: baos and tots. Because if there is any other food item that is currently as trendy as bao it’s totted potatoes.
There are eight bao on the KB menu board and offer a thoughtful representation of most popular proteins, including a couple that do not come from an animal. They range in price from $3 to $3.75.
For seven bucks or nine bucks you can get a combo with two or three bao, respectively, plus a drink. (There’s an upcharge for a seafood bao, but the menu doesn’t say how up.)
I went with the three for nine option. I ordered the Hogazilla, the Kickin Chicken, and the Glen Rhee Bao.