It’s back to the basics with Bao on the Block :)

It’s been more than 2 weeks already since I last updated my blog. Sorry for the lack of posts and updates it’s just that I have been running around like a headless chicken on the block with my list of things to do. For the past 2 weeks a lot has already transpired with a lot of new joints that I discovered to trekking a new mountain with my officemates and dipping ourselves in the icy cold pristine crystal clear waters of the Majayjay Falls to the Christening of my officemates baby girl to staying in at a Hotel during the recently concluded All Soul’s Day. But of course that’s for another story.

For this entry, I would like to highlight my most recent food discovery along the confines of Tomas Morato wherein a lot of mom and pop joints seem to proliferate the area but only a few stand out for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Me and my officemates during our recent hike at the Majayjay falls

So just a couple of weeks back I got this invite to visit this newly opened joint along the commercialized strip in Tomas Morato fronting ABS CBN where a lot of mom and pop restaurants seem to set store there. If you know me well, you’ll know that I love trying out new things and discovering new joints are one of my passions in life. So after work I drove to Tomas Morato to check out this restaurant’s new concept.

Bao on the block is strategically located atย 52 Sgt. Esguerra Street, South Triangle, Quezon City, Tomas Morato, Quezon City. It’s cuisine mainly focuses on Chinese and Asian Inspired dishes. Cost would be mainly aroundย PHP250 for two people since their prices are quite affordable and their servings are sure to leave you full after.ย 

Their cute interiors also employs a photo wall wherein they hang photos of their guests and customers eating some of their top picks from the menu.ย 
Witty hashtags, captions and food names are also prevalent in this food joint. You can really see how well thought out their items are basing from the witty play of words. So millenial-ish! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

This food joint was actually started by 3 working girls with full time jobs all under the age of 30! ๐Ÿ™‚ They are very enterpreneural even at a young age. One of the owners told us that they always wanted to have a food joint but the concept and the menu wasn’t quite figured out before. It was only recently when this lot fronting ABSCBN was offered to them that they finally decided to make their plans into a reality giving the usual Cua Pao a twist.

Since I wasn’t really keen on the other dishes in their Menu I first tasted the ones I am familiar with like these fried dumplings which is priced at around P65 for 4 pcs. and P95 for 8 pcs.However, for me it kind of feels incomplete without the rice so it’s better to order a cup of rice next time to go along with this dish.

You can also opt to have your dumplings steamed if you’re on the healthy side of things. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s a copy of their menu that I took a photo of, prices are very affordable as you can see ๐Ÿ™‚ย 
They also have Rice Bowls which you can avail for as low as 149 bucks only! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 
Seafood lovers would surely love this Fish Bao with You dish since it is made up of fish, wasabi, mayo and nori which will surely delight your tastebuds ๐Ÿ™‚ย 
This was the dish that I liked the best since I am a Chicken/ Beef kind of person. This dish made up of Chicken Teriyaki with some bean sprouts surely stuck to me througout the night. Made me feel less guilty about consuming too much chicken since it’s paired off with some healthy veggies.ย 

Of course, no meal would be complete without the finale! ๐Ÿ™‚ Welcome their Dessert! ๐Ÿ™‚ called “Take a Bao” which consists of toasted buns with vanilla ice cream in the middle glazed with some graham bits and richly decadent chocolate syrup. Reminds me of “Rihanna’s song” since this dish truly deserves a standing ovation for its uncanny yet tasty combo of 2 different temperatures from the fresh from the oven toasted buns to the fresh from the cooler vanilla ice cream.

This will definitely be a treat for all those kids and kids at heart like me after a long scorching day!


If you happen to be along the area, pay them a visit and tell me how it goes ๐Ÿ™‚

Check out their Facebook Pageย here.