Sunday, December 4, 2011

Surpisingly Decent: Bao Dim Sum House

Brother Monkey moved to the Hollywood Hills, so when Mama Monkey and her husband came to visit the new house, we all headed to Bao Dim Sum House on Beverly Boulevard because it was much closer than the San Gabriel Valley.
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Our gamble paid off. Even though Bao Dim Sum House is far more expensive than anything you'll find in the SGV, it sufficiently satisfied our craving. Even Mama Monkey and Stepdad Monkey agreed. I knew, despite its location, it was the real deal when I overheard Chinese being shouted in the kitchen.

Spare ribs in black bean sauce with taro ($5.50).
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Sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf ($4.95).
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Pork and shrimp shumai ($5.25).
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Baked BBQ pork bun ($4.95).
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Baby bok choy with garlic ($6.75).
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Crispy scallion pancake ($4.25).
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Crystal shrimp dumpling ($4.95).
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Shrimp-stuffed tofu ($4.95).
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Juicy pork dumpling ($4.95).
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Tofu skin roll with shrimp ($5.50).
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Poached Chinese broccoli ($6.75).
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Shrimp-stuffed bell pepper ($4.95).
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Crispy seafood noodles ($8.75).
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Crispy calamari with salt and pepper ($6.75).
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Radish cake with Chinese sausage ($4.75).
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Is Bao Dim Sum House better than our tried-and-true SGV haunts like Sea Harbour and Elite? Of course not. But it's an enjoyable Hollywood substitute as long as you turn a blind eye to the higher bill.


  1. 1. bromo is a baller.
    2. where's the rest of the scallion pancake?
    3. prices aren't as bad as i expected. not great, but ok. especially since the food looks pretty good/authentic.

  2. And now I'm glad I have baby bok choy in my fridge, because I want some!

  3. Yay for dim sum on the Westside. I liked it well enough. Glad to see it has the Monkey seal of approval :)

  4. Looks betetr than the expensive dim sum I had at Yank Sing last weekend!

  5. I love that it looks like a PF Chang's. Makes it all the more surprising that you set foot in there.

  6. I'm having such a huge craving for dim sum now. But it doesn't taste the same when it'snot being served bu surly disgruntled Chinese ladies pushing metal carts.

  7. yeah, those prices are most definitely NOT SGV. but it looks cool as hell.


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