Try Authentic Shanghainese Dishes Like Xiao Long Bao and Giant Tang Bao Only at Bai Nian Tang Bao Philippines
(Manila, Philippines) If there’s a cuisine that’s loved by Filipinos as much as Pinoy Foods, it’s Chinese food. Some of the famous Chinese foods that Filipinos eat on a regular basis are noodles and dimsum but the cuisine offers a lot more than that. And now, Filipinos will rejoice because Bai Nian Tang Bao which is a popular restaurant worldwide is here in the country to bring authentic Shanghainese cuisine to the hungry crowd of Uptown Parade, BGC where it will be located.
The name of the restaurant comes from the words Bai Nian which mean hundred years and Tang Bao which pertains to soup dumpling. They serve authentic Xiao Long Bao which is an original recipe that dates back to 1786. International tourists flock their first branch in Shanghai just to taste their Xiao Long Bao.
Right now, they have more than 300 branches in China alone and more branches in the U.S. and Korea. This time, they’re bringing Bai Nian Tang Bao to the Philippines through Robert Lim and Paul and Christine Li.
Paul Li expressed that the secret to the goodness of the dish is its soup which takes around 12 hours to prepare. They make it fresh from their kitchen and a whopping 20 steps must be followed just to make the original Xiao Long Bao.
The second dish customers should watch out for is the Crab Roe Xiao Long Bao which is made from a special crab brought here in the Philippines all the way from a certain lake in Shanghai. That’s how authentic it is! They say that the origin of the dish is when Emperor Qian Long went to the South during the Qing Dynasty. One of the places he passed by was Long Pao Town in Jiangsu. The locals prepared the special Crab Roe Xiao Long Bao for him.
The emperor liked it so much that he repeatedly said “taste so good, taste so good”. After that, they called it Xie Huang Tang Bao and since then, it has been included in the Emperor’s Menu specials. Now that the restaurant is here in the Philippines, everyone can try this royal recipe!
Another must-try dish is the Giant Tang Bao which comes with a straw so it can be used to push into the bao and sip the soup.
The other dishes which customers should have a taste of are the different versions of Xiao Long Bao like Chicken Soup Pork Xiao Long Bao, Scallops and Pork Xiao Long Bao and Golden Corn Pork Xiao Long Bao. They also have the pan-fried version of the dish called Shanghai Golden Sheng Jian Bao. This crispy on the outside with soup on the inside is an authentic Shanghai snack.
That’s not all because noodle fans need to try their Three Seafood Treasure Fried Noodles or Shanghai Scallion Oil Noodles. They also have a unique dimsum preparation called Sticky Rice Dimsum.
If you’re more into rice then you really need to try their Beef Fried Rice and Special Sausage Fried Rice. There’s also Bai Nian Tang Bao’s Braised Pork for pork lovers.
About Bai Nian Tang Bao
The restaurant has won several awards from prestigious award-giving bodies like 4th China Food Festival Golden Award and Famous Snack Brand by China Cuisine Association in 2002 and was acknowledged as Shanghai’s ATP Master Reporters and Athletes Designated Food.
They’re an official member of Xiao Long Bao Association in Shanghai since 2006. They also won in many food competitions. One of those happened in Germany in 2014 and the other in Shanghai XingShang Channel in 2015. Bai Nian Tang Bao is a recognized brand that they were even invited to Shanghai Tao Zui Food and “Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse”. The restaurant was also the representative for Xiao Long Bao Association last year for the New Year Festival in Japan.
“We are glad to bring authentic Xiao Long Bao to the Philippines and we’d like to invite everyone to visit us here at Uptown BGC to try the Xiao Long Bao that even royalty loved! It’s a Xiao Long Bao experience you surely won’t forget.” Owner Paul Li said.
You can follow Bai Nian Tang Bao on Facebook and Instagram @bainiantangbaoph and use the hashtags #BaiNianTangBaoPH and #IloveBNTB to post about your experience or contact them at 09176238260/ (632) 838-1716 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Their operating hours are M-TH 11:00am-3:00am and Sat-Sun 11:00am-12MN. You can also find Bai Nian Tang Bao at bookyph and they deliver through Honestbee.