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Facing a cobblestone alleyway, Wonderbao is one of Melbourne’s more recent ‘bao’ havens. Their approach is just as much ‘downtown Chinatown’ – authentic, cheap, simple – as it is ‘now’ – fresh, fun, minimalistic.

Wonderbao serves several delicious varieties of bao, including:

  • Braised pork belly gua bao
  • Roast pork belly gua bao
  • Da chicken bao
  • Cheung chay bao (chinese sausage)
  • Choi bao (veg)
  • Nai wong bao (custard)
Choi bao and Braised pork belly gua bao

Choi bao and Braised pork belly gua bao

Yum. And each bao is priced between $2-4, so they’re genuinely street treats.

Kitchen-sized, seating is limited so be prepared to order to go.

Address: Shop 4/ 19-37 A’Beckett St, Melbourne, VIC 3000 (by RMIT University)