Life around tirelessly follows everything that happens in Moscow. In our heading "Place" we collect both institutions that have just opened up, and simply have become loved by us over the years, which can surprise us and become a good place to relax and meet friends. In the new issue - a point recently opened on the Garden Ring with Chinese street food Bao + Bar.
A restaurant with Asian food on Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya Street was opened by Timur Abuzyarov and Roman Vorotnikov. This is not the first joint project of restaurateurs: before Bao + Bar, they had already worked on the Beer Happens pub and the Rulet cafe. According to Timur, the idea to open a cafe with steam buns, ramen, Chinese snacks and beer came to him a long time ago, but it turned out to be realized only now.
Bao + Bar occupies a small but comfortable room near the Patriarch's Ponds. There are 64 seats in total. The design of the Asian cafe is the work of Yova Yager from Kleydesign Studio. It turned out beautifully and very light: there is a bar counter, rows of tables made of light wood and handmade patterns on one of the walls. For those who want to take food away, there is a special area where you can wait until the order is ready. It usually takes no more than five to seven minutes to cook.
Despite the size of the room, visitors with children are welcome here - they will be provided with special chairs. And with an incomplete room, cafe employees are ready to find a place for a stroller. Also, small dogs are allowed into the institution, they are allowed to charge gadgets if necessary and use Wi-Fi.
In Bao + Bar, Timur Abuzyarov acted not only as a co-owner of the cafe, but also as a brand chef. The menu contains seven types of bao with various fillings from classic to frozen salted caramel with nuts. In addition to the classics, it is worth trying bao with stewed pork belly, kimchi, crispy onions and haixin sauce. For those who don’t like pork, Taiwanese chicken with kimchi, plum ketchup and mayonnaise will be a win-win option.
Bao + bar
Address: st. Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya, 32s1
Phone: +7 (499) 347-30-01
Working hours: Sun-Thu: from 12:00 to 00:00, Fri-Sat: from 12:00 to 02:00
Average check: 1,000 rubles
There are also three types of ramen on the menu: with miso, tofu and baked eggplant; stewed pork belly; with chicken and crispy squid. Of the appetizers, baked Chinese eggplant in sour cream with coriander is especially interesting. All dishes are served on Kenai Ceramics dishes, the author and creator of which is Abuzyarov himself.
Near some items on the menu there are signs of severity and the presence of ingredients of animal origin. In addition, the cafe is serious about taking care of the health of visitors, and therefore is asked to warn about allergies to products. As for the bar card, the cafe has a large selection of beer: 150 types of bottled and 16 draft. In addition, there is strong alcohol and a wine list, which includes 25 positions in bottles and another 12 by glasses.
Bao + Bar was originally conceived as a network project, so the owners have plans to open two more establishments next year. Now we are searching for suitable premises. The concept and cuisine of the new cafe in many ways resembles the institution of the same name in London, but Moscow and London Bao are in no way connected.
The idea to open a place with Asian food came to me a long time ago. For me, Bao + Bar is a traditional Asian cafe with elements of street food: here you can try Bao pies and ramen soup, drink wine and beer specially selected for our bar (there are Asian sorts) and spend up to a thousand rubles. We tried to convey the atmosphere of an Asian cafe through the interior, the menu and our waiters who are always ready to help with the order or tell you how to eat ramen.
brand chef and co-owner of Bao + Bar