Juicy Bao Bao Northbridge
Happiness is when another delicious dumpling place opens in Perth, as such the case with Juicy Bao Bao Northbridge. Juicy Bao Bao is located at the spot where Good Fortune used to be. As you walk past the window, you can see a couple of aunties folding some wonton skin and making delicious dumplings from scratch.
Bao is such a comforting food, especially when one has a bad day, wanting something easy to eat, or just craving for fluffiness of bao. I always feel that I can eat bao and dumplings every day. Growing up in an Asian country, those two dishes are considered staple food.
I visited Juicy Bao Bao four times and never got disappointed by their food. The clay pot rice with braised pork belly is delicious. I usually ordered that in addition to my dumpling order. Clay Pot rice set comes with pickles and a bowl of tomato and egg soup. You have an option to change the soup to hot and sour soup.
My favourite dumpling is the Pork and Prawn Wonton in Sour and Spicy Sauce. The sauce is perfect to be mixed with rice from the clay pot rice too. One thing that you need to try at this restaurant is the chilli oil. The free chilli oil is super hot but especially yum with when inserted into the Pan Fried Juicy Pork Bao.
The Pork Xiao Long Bao is naturally delicious, as delicious as the one they have at Authentic Bites because the same person owns juicy Bao Bao. I have yet to try the Vegetarian Xiao Long Bao.
The best time to visit Juicy Bao Bao is when they open in the morning, at 11:30 AM. Just be mindful that Juicy Bao Bao is closed every Wednesday. I can't wait to go back for more dumplings!