Eclectic eatery highlights traditional and modern dishes from China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan
Bao Wow, an Asian street food concept, incorporates traditional and modern dishes from China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.
Now open in City Walk, the graffiti-daubed joint offers up the sweet, sour and meaty gua bao, ubiquitous in Taiwan’s street food culture.
Chef Stefan Niermann will lead the kitchen team with his unique approach to Asian style cooking, reflected in the restaurant’s colourful design, shaped by Dubai-based graffiti artist, Ramy Elzaghawy. (
The interior is urban and trendy, with cosy booths and Chinese lanterns.
Creative small plates, such as steamed gyoza with chicken, are presented on smoky dry ice -a visually appealing experience for diners. These are complemented by an array of delicate maki rolls and assorted dim sum. Larger plates include stir-fried Singapore-style vermicelli noodles with pak choi, shallots and curry powder, and beef ramen, made from three different types of stock. The stand-out dessert is undoubtedly the Nutella dim sum, which comes with raspberry and vanilla ice cream.
The colourful dishes are served in steaming baskets and on acrylic plates, bringing modern design and old-style customs to life in equal measure.
The venue can hold more than 60 diners and is equally suited to host intimate private events and celebrations for Dubai’s cosmopolitan epicures. Offering fairly pocket-friendly dining options, the average price of a meal for two is AED 150.
Open daily from 11.30 am to midnight