Belly Bao is a trendy eatery within the Good God bar. Belly Bao attracts mostly a youthful teen crowd with the occasional older hipster. I arrive with my fellow corporate friend and we struggle to find a table among the youths who have gotten there earlier. A small crowd of teens run down the corridor of Good God and it was then I thought - I am old. I felt old because I was tempted to yell out to tell the youngin's to calm down.
Luckily, I am rescued by the delicious Baos and alcohol. I order the Panko Crumbed Chicken Breast Belly Bao which has lettuce, pickled radish, coriander, and coriander aioli ($6.5, top right). It's a delightful mouthful of flavours and I love the soft bao bread.
I also order the slow braised beef short rib Belly Bao which has kim chi, spring onion and sesame mayo ($6.5, top left). This is my favourite bao out of the two. The flavours are striking and bounce around in my mouth.
The Baos are a perfect snack and I now understand why the youths come to Belly Bao for drinks and snacks. A lot of the bloggers are also fans of the Bao Burger which I've seen. They seem to be big fans.
I was also a big fan of the Sweet Potato Fries drizzled with chilli aioli ($7, below). Slightly crispy chips are perfect with booze and accompany the baos well. Overall, I'd suggest booking a table and allowing time for the food to be prepared as it can get very busy. Belly Bao is great for a snack and a few after work drinks. Check it out! A definite recommend.
Prices: Snacks $5-$10
Location: 53-55 Liverpool St, Sydney (within Good God).