//DEFINITELY ONE OF A KIND – THE NEW & ORIGINAL BAO BURGER//
Just recently, a new Asian Burger Restaurant opened its doors in Prenzlauer Berg close to Kollwitzplatz. The owner and food designer Anh Vu Dang made himself already a name through serving street food all over Europes’ food-marketplaces. During the last years he created, refined and improved his recipe for his asian version of a burger which appealed many burger lovers. Of course, Outstripped tried the original and homemade baked yeast bread buns – the finest Asian Burger – BUN BAO!
Review: In the heart of the family friendly district Prenzlauer Berg at Kollwitzstraße 84 you enter Bun Bao and get fascinated about the special interior made of illuminated screens with multicolored pixel pictures hanging everywhere. As a contrast you sit on clean structured grey furniture surrounded by a dove grey brick wall which all together makes this place very stylish but you ask yourself: why in this area…which reputation is mostly about incurred Swabians, rebuilding Berlins’ spots to clean, majestic places with not much space for rough creativity, living nonsense, giving gentrification the finger? Well, my answer would be: Bun Bao is kind of pricey…for me…maybe not for the Swabian invasion (blinky!).
The original Bun Bao (tender pork, served with pickled radish, carrots, cilantro and roasted peanuts) starts with the price 6,70 EUR, the Tokyo Sunrise (tuna steak, homemade wasabi mayonnaise, cilantro, cucumber, sesame, avocado, tomato and sprouts) ends at the price of 9,50 EUR. I have to say…the quality of homemade Burgers, the Asian way is worthy the price, but of course…I expected something overwhelming phenomenal. I loved the taste of the Bun Bao Original, but there could have been one or two slices more pork in it…I love it meaty. We ordered one portion of sweet potato fries with the homemade wasabi mayonnaise (5 EUR), which were delicious and crispy. As drinks we tried the Ginger-Lemongras Icetea and the Raspberry Icetea (3,50 EUR each), too much crushed Ice in it…order it without Ice or with just few. I liked the atmosphere even though, that type of going out, having a stylish dinner doesn’t suit into this area for me rather than Mitte, Kreuzberg or Neukölln. But definitely a place to try out Bun Bao Burger…!