Would not go back. Ordered pick up for 45 mins after ordering on ChowNow suggested ordering site on their website, I think they made the food immediately because it was all cold. The tiger fries are not worth $9 with thick flavorless beef on top, not like the beautiful pic at all. The popcorn chicken was ice cold and had 1 piece of basil, the pork belly rice and green beans have no flavor including salt. The only good thing was our food was ready to be picked up, and the milk tea. But the milk tea was in the same bag as our hot food so it probably cooled off our food and did warm up the milk tea.
My friends and I each got one of the baos and they were all quite good and filling. I’d have to say the Beef one had the best flavor profile - the kimchi and seasonal give it a really good punch of flavor. The chicken was as good
We stopped by for a lite takeout dinner with friends who recommended it. Ordered Crispy Cod Bao, Nori Fries, Five Spice Popcorn Chicken, Crispy Tofu and a Taro Milk. For 2. All the dishes were really good, modern and fresh! Seasoning very tasteful and delicate. Turned out be not-so-lite dinner, this was a great find. Owners are nice to chat with if they are not too busy.
I think this is Taiwanese cafe style eatery. You ordered and paid for the food at the counter, then they deliver the food to your table when they are ready. No seating outside, but quite a bit of seating indoor. There are variety of dishes including beef noodle which comes with or without soup, fried chicken steak, fried tofu or string bean, etc. They also make bubble tea and other desserts like egg tart. The beef noodle portion is huge with lots of noodle and soft beef with tendon. The noodle is yummy and fresh.
Each bao offers a distinct flavor, all quite good. The garlic string bean fries were excellently crispy and garlic-y, the tiger fries were pretty tasty and filling. And the deep fried vanilla bao for dessert was better than any tempura ice cream I'd gotten at a Japanese restaurant. Didn't try the tea but as far as food goes it was pretty solid.
Went there for lunch and tried the Korean Kalbi beef lunch combo. Unfortunately it is mostly greasy, disgusting fat see photo, barely any lean meat in it. Complained to the waitress and was told "we will do it better next time". Come on, if you don't want to fix the problem this time, there would not be another customer for "next time". ------------------------------------------------------------------ Updated review to reflect my recent experience. This is a newly-opened hole-in-a-wall place for a quick bite of traditional Taiwanese food. However the quality of food is either hit or miss, depending on when you come and what you order. For exampe, rice bowl with pork belly is soft and delivious sometimes, but under-cooked some other time. Rice bowl with red wine beef has a sour taste most folks would not tolerate. Service is fast when there are not too many people waiting. Price is a bit expensive, compared to other Taiwanese restaurants in the area. Try to beat the crowd by coming earlier to skip the waiting line.
Pleasant surprise to find this place. All the foods really are Taiwanese street foods. Their specialty looks to be their buns. The white buns traditionally have braised pork belly, but they feature tons of other meats like fried fish, chicken, and others. Other bits of awesome include braised pork rice, fried green beans, nori fries, fried tofunot smelly, sweet potato fries, and numerous rice plates. Have to go back multiple times to try everything!
Just ordered a brown sugar boba, and chose low sweetness level … didn’t expect it be literally just milk with boba lol! Ususally when you say 0% sweetness, it’s for the tea, and not that you don’t want any brown sugar Popcorn chicken was pretty good tho
My first visit was very pleasant. The staff seemed really nice and walked my wife and me through their menu. The Tiger Fries were great! I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a savory snack. The milk teas were made well but the only reason I can't give my experience 5 stars is for the boba. Instead of being soft or chewy, the boba was stiff and was either old or not cooked properly. I will definitely return to test the consistency of their service.
The signature fries were good and so was the lunchtime offer of free tea, but the buns themselves were nothing to write home about. I tried the cha-siu BBQ chicken bun, and the filet itself was just a normal chicken filet like you might buy in bulk at Costco. The signature salty-sweet taste of cha siu that is gleaned from the Chinese BBQ process was lacking; it tasted vaguely sweet from the sauce, but wasn't seasoned effectively nor did it have the texture of authentic cha siu. The pricing of $6 per bun and $8 if I remember correctly for the fries definitely places this restaurant in the category of "gentrified Chinese food": worth a try if for the curiosity, but if you're in the mood for real Taiwanese street food, go to Monga across the parking lot.