5 Bao Buns You Must Try with the Perfect Drink Pairing at Mr. Bao Brisbane   

Happy hour at Mr. Bao on Heritage Lane is a whole new level of delicious.

It’s not just about the unbeatable drink deals (we have those too!).

It’s about discovering the perfect bite-sized companions for your favourite brews, bubbles and cocktails.

So if you’ve just clocked off work, and are craving something delicious and affordable, with a touch of something special...

You can stroll down heritage Lane and spot Mr. Bao’s inviting glow.

A cold beer? A glass of the bubbly? Maybe a fruity cocktail?

But what about the food?

That’s where the real fun begins.

Mr. Bao’s menu of fluffy bao buns is ready to take your happy hour to the next level. With options like crispy chicken, tender pork, and succulent seafood, there’s a bao for every taste and every drink.

Ready to discover your perfect pairing? Let’s dive in!

Bao-Down to Flavour – Our Signature Bites with drinks

Let’s start with the Braised Pork Bao:

A fluffy steamed bun, pillow-soft and yielding to your touch. Inside, it’s packed with slow-cooked pork that melts in your mouth.

Juicy, savoury, and so flavourful, you won’t even need the extra sauce. It’s pure comfort food, perfect for a cozy night in.

Pair it with a glass of Mountadam Shiraz to complement the rich, savoury flavours.

The wine’s peppery notes and full body enhance the pork’s depth, creating a harmonious pairing that will leave you wanting more.

Next up: the Crispy Chicken Bao.

Crispy fried chicken meets the pillowy softness of a steamed bun.

The kimchi mayo adds a tangy, spicy kick that cuts through the richness. It’s a flavour rollercoaster, each bite is a perfect blend of savoury and spicy.

You could pair this with an Espresso Martini – the bitterness of the coffee and the sweetness of the vodka will balance out the spicy mayo and enhance the chicken’s savoury notes.

Don’t forget the Soft-Shell Crab Bao!

This one is for the seafood lovers! A whole soft-shell crab, fried to golden perfection is within a fully bao.

The garlic aioli adds a rich, creamy layer, while the crab itself is sweet and delicate.

Every bite is a crispy, juicy flavourful explosion. Pair it with the Santero Prosecco – the light, bubbly wine cuts through the richness of the crab, and the citrus notes complement the aioli beautifully.

For the Veggie Lovers, the Veggie Bao is a light and refreshing option.

It’s packed with crisp veggies ad a savoury honey soy mayo that ties everything together.

It’s perfect for vegetarians and anyone looking for a lighter bite.

Pair it with the Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc – the wine’s bright acidity and herbal notes will enhance the freshness of the vegetables.

And for a Unique Twist... the Burger Bao is our take on a classic.

It features a juicy beef patty topped with all your favourite burger fixings, all tucked inside a steamed bun.

It’s a fun and unexpected twist on a comfort food favourite.

Pair it with the Ballistic Pale Ale – the hoppy bitterness of the beer complements the savoury beef, while the carbonation cuts through the richness.

Those are just a few of the delicious pairings you can discover at Mr. Bao, but the possibilities are endless.

Our expertly crafted bao buns and wide range of drinks are the perfect way to experience the best of Asian fusion food in Brisbane.

Are you ready to discovery your perfect happy hour pairing?

Head to Mr. Bao on Heritage Lane, one of Asian-inspired restaurants that’s revolutionising bao buns in Brisbane.

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