Bao Today review By Vincent Lee
Location: Excellent positioning of the restaurant which is in plain sight for the customers. However bigger signage can be implemented to attract more attention. Furthermore most of the people I talked to did not really know there is such restaurant at the hotel. Thus, I think more publicity can be used.
Food: The food is so-so. This is quite disappointing in my opinion. Especially for the zhi bao ji (chicken wings) and the prawn dumpling (har kow), their taste were disappointing. Firstly, the chicken wing were terrible. Basically they did not have much seasoning which is one of the worst chicken wings I has eaten in my life. Prawn dumpling was ridiculous as the skin was so tough which made me threw up the skin. Siew Mai was so-so which is also pretty disappointing as siew mai should be the signature for all dim sum restaurant. It lacked of taste and the texture which made siew mai a defining favourite for all people. Even though most of the dim sum were subpar, I would like to complement the Nonya steamed fish. I particularly like the sauce and the freshness of the fish as I am intolerance to fishiness. In conclusion what I hope to see from Bao Today is to improve their dishes repertoire as I was pretty upset to see the low number of variety during the tasting. Also please try to improve on the taste as I think it is pretty factory-made (like liu sha bao) because dim sum is about sincerity.
Service: After so many negative comments on the food taste, this is one area that I like to emphasis the most. The services were excellent (I hope is it not staged as we were going to give a review on their restaurant). In particular I like to complement the auntie (so sorry I forget to ask for her name) who made my tasting at Bao Today a very enjoyable evening. I also like how the food was replenished quickly every time we ordered. But I think it would be of the best interest of the foodies to have a menu of what is in store for them.
Conclusion: Generally I enjoy my tasting at Bao Today due to the awesome service and the mouth-watering Nonya steamed fish. However, more effort has to be instilled in the restaurant so as to draw in more customers. Firstly the taste of the dim sum was generally unsatisfactory (especially the siew mai, har kow which are supposed to be the heart of the dim sum restaurant). Secondly, the menu was terrible which I think they do not have good selection.