Last night, we went near Grands Boulevards, Paris, to try Bao Shelter. This new restaurant open last June is a true family story! Hélène, Frédéric, Céline and their parents come from southern China and already are a family of restaurateur owners. Travelling and eating lovers, they brought in their suitcases many recipes and exotic flavors. Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, China, it’s the whole Asia we can find in the plate at Bao Shelter! So, you get it, here’s it’s not about your average and traditional Chinese eatery with shrimp spring rolls and gold dragons as a décor. The food here is like the place: young and modern, Céline explains us.
And speaking of food, what’s on the menu? Bao Shelter revisits burgers by replacing the traditional bun with a white bread bun with wheat flour and steamed, the same bread used for baozi, these kinds of brioche stuffed with meat. In terms of filling, we don’t know between the classic burger and the Asian flavors for a truly delicious outcome. In addition to Bao Burgers, the second specialty of the place is Gua Bao, Taiwanese sandwiches prepared with the same brioche bread. Everything is homemade (including buns) with ultra-fresh produces and it smells like it!
To keep things always interesting, Bao Shelter team introduces a new recipe every two months, tested (and approved!) in advance on their friends. currently, discover the Gyu Burger, a recipe with a black bun.
Here’s a good reason to come back again and again in this small Asian corner. In terms of rates, count up €15 for a Gua Bao or Bao Burger + sweet potatoes French fries or salad + soft set menu.
In two words, Bao Shelter is a real journey at the crossroad of the Asian and Occidental cultures, we’ll come back without overthinking!
3 rue Saint-Marc – 75002 Paris
Open from Monday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Closing at 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays
Bao Burger and Gua Bao set menus for €15 (main course + side + drink), green salad set menu for €11 (green salad + drink)
3 Rue Saint-Marc
75002 Paris 2
(menu Bao burger ou Gua Bao + frites + boisson: 15 €
Ouvert du lundi au samedi de 12h à 14h30 et de 19h à 22h. Fermeture à 22h30 le vendredi et le samedi.