Bao Down

Bao Down - Filipino Fusion gets the latest nod on The Drive.

Out of all the different Southeast Asian restaurants that exists here in Vancouver, it’s quite the rare sighting to have cuisine from the Philippines make it on the culinary scene, especially on the drive.  GM Alex Izard tells us that their newest location at 1408 Commercial Dr. is going to definitely change all that, and they are definitely poised to do so.

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One of first impressions at their new location (they have three) is this colorful graffiti-style art which adorns both sides of the restaurant done by Japanese artist Taka Sudo.  Behind the massive plank of the bar, an array of specialty cocktails are made, such as the “Aventus” (pineapple/cardamom/anise shrub/charred cedar bitters) giving a smoky, yet tropical twist.

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Their lunch menu which consists of mostly tacos and slider style tapas are a great way to maximize their unique approach and presentation.  Although pretty much anything crispy or braised is a staple in Filipino food, but their take on tuna like the “YVR” (sesame crusted albacore tuna/wasabi mayo/pea shoots/bacon/sweet shoyu), is really delicious, bridging that sweet to sour taste that they are known for. You can taste the variety of spices they infuse their fish and proteins with, mixed with raw vegetable toppings, on top of either a soft pita bun or tortilla. Oh, and let’s not forget the three sweet and spicy sauces that are a table fixture for all their meals. All that fusion and creativity definitely deserves a BAO~ Welcome to The Drive!

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Bao Down is located at 1408 Commercial Drive.

 

Website: www.baodown.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bao-down-commercial-1852966251646608/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/baodowngastown?lang=en

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