Head to the Marais to discover the Baobar, thisBao counter set by Eataly, rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie. Baobar is the latest creation of the MAHUMAHU team created by André Tan and Lucas Sauquet to whom we already owe Panda Panda, Tiger Tiger and Dumpling Queen.
For this new concept, the group has decided to think outside the street food canteen box and deliver a rather high-end concept. At Baobar, one comes to the counter with views on the kitchen. One can admire the cooks working alongside chef Joelle Karam, hard at work to serve plates when it is all hands on deck.
The female chef who multiplied experiences in the gastronomy industry in Asia and the United States serves at Baobar a menu inspired by her travels. Red miso and black seasame-roasted cauliflower (€11), absolutely divine, rubs shoulder with cured thicklip grey mullet with wasabi and wakame emulsion, ginger oil (€12), and crunchy fish balls with shrimps and hake (€11) to deep in cheeky katsuoboshi mayonnaise.
Do you like spicy dishes? Go for the steamed sweet potato (€9) seared with peanut sauce or the gochujang (chili pepper sauce) fried chicken (€12).
And of course, do not go past the Gua Bao coming in 5 versions on the menu: miso marinated mushroom (€8), soy sauce-marinated free-range chicken (€9), tamarin sauce beef belly (€8), or samjang sauce-marinated pork belly (€8 - Our favorite one!), or the panko-coated monkfish (€8), the choice is wide.
We love seeing the smoke coming out of the steam baskets, the cauliflower and grilled food on the binchotan barbecue placed across our table. The kitchen is boiling like the Japanese izakayas. Soft lights, laid-back atmosphere, we are delighted by this friendly and warm concept.
And to wrap up this meal, get Baobar's very inspired desserts: the sesame and seaweed sugar rice cake balls (€5), or the delicious mirin-sake panna cotta (€6) with muscovado crumble and jelly, and genmaicha powder.
Are you ready to discover these little wonders?
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 2 June 2022
Baobar Paris, restaurant du Marais
42 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
75004 Paris 4
Desserts: €6 - €7
Gue Bao: €8 - €9
Petites assiettes: €9 - €12