National Bao Day
Sunday, August 22nd from 12pm – 2pm
As certified by the Registrar at National Day Calendar, August 22 has been recognized as National Bao Day. Established on Earth, 18 years, in 2003, Wow Bao began steaming in Chicago.
ONCE UPON A BAO
A long time ago during the Three Kingdoms period (220-280 AD), Military Strategist Zhuge Liang was making his way back from battle when he came upon the Lu River crossing. A Deity appeared, and demanded the heads of 50 soldiers be thrown into the turbulent waves of the river in return for a safe passage across the water.
Overcome with despair, Zhuge devised a masterous plan to spare his troops from succumbing their tumultuous death. To save his people and deceive the Deity, Zhuge ordered for 50 buns shaped like human heads to be made and thrown into the river. Thanks to the buns’ flat base and round shape, the Deity was fooled, and a safe passage was granted to the soldiers.
To celebrate the victorious passage, the steamed buns were named Mantou 馒头 translating to Barbarian Head.
What is a Bao?
A soft, fluffy dough filled with savory or sweet flavors and steamed to perfection!
Bruce Cost has spent over 30 years dedicated to traveling and researching Eastern cuisine. After his extensive travels, and inspiration from Asian street food, he developed the flavors of Wow Bao.
BACK IN 2002…
Bruce Cost presented Richard Melman, the Founder of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, an appetizer to hold over hangry dinner guests. Because Bao are simply steamed, the cleanest form of cooking, Wow Bao has been able to grow beyond its original Water Tower location into a nationally recognized brand. Today Wow Bao is available throughout the US in grocery stores, restaurants, airports, college campuses, and from food trucks.
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