Da Bao Restobar: A Foodies’ Favourite Bao On Petaling Street

Da Bao Restobar, also known as Da Bao, is a popular spot on Petaling Street.

If you want to check out why it lives up to the hype, just drop by (when you can) or order in to feast at home!

So let’s get into why this restobar is so famous…

Da Bao or da bomb?


Da Bao (大包) literally means a very large Chinese steamed bun or mantou. It’s also known as Dai Bao in Cantonese and is usually sold in Malaysia and Singapore.

Da Bao at Petaling Street attracts foodies near and far because everyone comes for their signature stuffed steamed buns. 

The beautifully jam-packed bun takes an intriguing modern-day approach to a traditional mantou. 

Succulent and rich in Asian flavours, one bite and you’ll see why everyone can’t get enough of it!

Their vintage deco and concept is truly fit for the ‘gram. 

This place gives off a groovy and lively vibe with its Chinese restaurant and bar style. The  paintings complement the contemporary setting so well, making this restobar so Insta-worthy and perfect for hangouts. 

AND these are the reasons why everyone says Da Bao is literally da bomb!

Steamed buns that are big in sizes and bold in flavours

Da Bao’s menu is surprisingly extensive with a variety of steamed buns or mantous to choose from. There are up to 7 different bao flavours, such as Pork Bao, Fish Bao, Soft Shell Crab Bao, Spicy Chicken Bao, Lamb Bao, and Chicken Bao. Each one being fully enriched with scrumptious ingredients.

Their best-selling item is the Pork Bao. It features a juicy and tender sake-braised pork belly wrapped in a thick fluffy bun. It’s also topped with pork lard, preserved mustard greens, roasted peanuts, and coriander. This is such a drool-worthy combination that complements your meal so perfectly.

Another bao that grips onto a foodie’s heart is the Soft Shell Crab Bao. This bao is stuffed with a huge deep-fried soft shell crab, chilli crab sauce, salted egg yolk, deep-fried curry leaves, and pickled acar. With a crisp crust and mellow taste all in one bite, how can you resist indulging? 

Looking for a healthier option?

Da Bao also serves a hearty and vegetarian-friendly mantou called “Vegetarian Bao”. It’s featured with a tofu protein, dragon fruit salsa, homemade sambal, pickled red onions, sweet potato, orange balsamic glaze, brussels sprouts, and orange balsamic glaze. 

The combination of these ingredients make this bao very special and surprisingly delicious. So even if you’re a meat lover, you’ll love this plant-based dish at first bite too!

A foodie’s favorite place in KL packed with tasteful selections

Not only do they serve detectable Chinese contemporary-influenced baos, but also Malaysian and other Asian dishes. That’s why foodies love coming here for their meals.

A handful of delicious rice bowls await you to savour here! Each bowl is topped with its own main ingredient and features Ajitama egg and Edamame. This totally makes Da Bao’s rice bowls bountiful. Mmm~

Packed with local delights and Japanese-style sides, the Nyonya Chicken Rice Bowl is super unique and flavourful. It’s an extraordinary taste that you won’t get anywhere else.

Alternatively, the other rice bowls like Fried Chicken Rice Bowl, Pork Rice Bowl, and Lamb Rice Bowl are also highly recommended. They’re the best Asian fusion dishes that you don’t want to miss out on.

If you’re looking for a perfect side dish for your rice bowl, order the special DB Wings, tasteful Dumplings, and crispy Squid. These are sure to increase your appetite instantly.

Last but not least, Da Bao also serves refreshing cocktails in bottles so you can easily kick off a good night at home.  There are a variety of available options, namely Wakarimasen, Gin Fizz, Margarita, Old Fashioned, etc.

Time to get yourself the best baos in town!

Nothing is better than pampering yourself with good food. So let’s give Da Bao a shot for their unique and special baos. Pair it with their cocktails for the perfect treat! 

This will surely delight and hype your inner-foodie soul up. Just order food online with Da Bao delivery via Beep and enjoy it at home. Yes, it’s as simple as that. DELICIOUS!

View the Da Bao menu and order now: dabao.beepit.com 

Is Da Bao Halal-certified? Non-halal

Location: 145, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

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