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Side Street Pork Belly Bao

shredded cabbage, pickled vegetables
4.3 stars
(2219 reviews)
Available on 12/11/2016
  • Dairy-free
  • Nut-free
Chef Reyes was inspired by the street food in Asia during his youth to create these pork belly bao. Pork belly is braised in star anise-flavored broth along with plenty of herbs. You get to stuff the pork into the soft folded buns, and add the house-made hoisin sauce, pickled cabbage, daikon and carrots as you like.
Ingredients
  • Steamed Bun
  • Pork belly
  • Cooking Wine
  • Carrots
  • Daikon radish
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Sugar
  • Soy sauce
  • Cilantro
  • Cider vinegar
  • Molasses
  • Pineapple juice
  • Anise seed
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Black pepper
  • Bay leaf
Nutrition
Servings Per Container: 1.0
Amount Per Serving*
Calories 760
Total Fat 58g
Saturated Fat 20g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 1170mg
Total Carbs 43g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 10g
Protein 14g
*Our nutrition data includes all sauces, dressings, condiments, and garnishes included with a dish. If you have specific concerns about sodium, fat, or overall calories, know that we often serve these items on the side so you can add them to taste or leave them out, if you like.

What People Are Saying

2 Stars
Missing at least 3 buns for the amount of pork there are. The buns are ridiculously small, and it's the least expensive component of the dish.
4 Stars
I added spicy chili paste . Exactly what it needed. Yummy
4 Stars
Tasty! Good portion!
3 Stars
Bit bland compared to the first time
1 Stars
The dough seemed not fresh and fell apart when I tried to fill the taco part of it. Very unhappy was expecting a lot more from the picture. Not to mention all the meat was cold and didn't taste very good, not ordering anything from you ever again.
3 Stars
the buns are tiny. give more please
4 Stars
Love the pork nap- could use a larger container of sauce
5 Stars
These are so tasty. Perfect mix of flavors
3 Stars
The buns were too tiny!
1 Stars
The pork was to greasy.
4 Stars
Great Asian tacos! Wonderful flavor in the pork belly. Need a touch more of the yummy pickled veggies and at least two more sprigs of cilantro to cover all the tacos. Maybe an option to buy extra tacos "buns" too!
2 Stars
It is what it is -- fat.
4 Stars
Need double sauce! One is never enough
2 Stars
Seems like the portion has gotten smaller since the last few times I have gotten this.
3 Stars
The rolls were not soft
4 Stars
One of my favs, but this time the buns were old. Friday night, things are crazy, so still 4 stars.
1 Stars
very disappointing. huge pieces of nothing but fat, not enough pickles or sauce.
2 Stars
Did not taste fresh!
3 Stars
The bread tasted stale and the portion size was small.
1 Stars
This is the second time I ordered this dish, very disappointing. Pork was overpowered by anise and drowned in greese, and pickled vegetables was way too salty. Quality control and consistency need to be kept.
3 Stars
Better the last time and wish there were more vegetables
1 Stars
I couldn't eat this mainly fat , not meat pork.The pieces that were edible were not tasty at all.Do not order this meal.
3 Stars
More buns and sauce
3 Stars
Covered in grease
4 Stars
Pork belly was a bit oily, but super tasty. The bbq sauce was REALLY good.
5 Stars
OMG, amazing, amazing, amazing! Thank you Munchery! ❤️
2 Stars
We've repeatedly ordered this dish, and sadly the portion has shrunk considerably. Buns are ridiculously small. It's a shame :-(
1 Stars
Pork was so heavily saturated in pure grease. A dish with over 50 grams of fat would have been tolerable if it were at least edible. Can't believe this is on the menu...we poured out at least 1/2 cup of grease. Customer service was very helpful.
2 Stars
The bao were less than half the size they usually are. Lame!
5 Stars
I love this dish! One of the best dishes I've had, just wish there was 1 more bun! So good!
1 Stars
All oily and fat in meat. Awful.
3 Stars
More buns please
3 Stars
The meat tasted a little gamey.
5 Stars
Great dish, I would say almost authentic. I suggest some fine-crushed roasted peanuts to make it more authentic. I highly recommend steaming the bao for a couple minutes, doesn't take long to get those soft, though I did wish the baos were bigger
3 Stars
Pork is too dry
4 Stars
Everything once I assembled it was tasty and the portion of pork was probably more than I would have received if the pork had been cooked inside the bun (traditionally). I wasn't fond of the carrot /cabbage little side dish-it was too bitter.
2 Stars
Tastes great. However the buns have become very small and it's hard to put anything inside them.
3 Stars
Too much fat in the pork
2 Stars
I wished this was more of the traditional pork belly (slices). My boyfriend really liked this though.
1 Stars
There was barely *any* actual meat. It was all fat.
5 Stars
Love the way the flavors mix on my tongue.
1 Stars
The wraps were so little and the pork belly didn't have much flavor
2 Stars
Tasty, but bland without the sweet sauce. Arrived almost too late to eat, as increasingly is the case with their failing business model.
3 Stars
Not as good as usual.
3 Stars
It was not pork belly. It was pork shoulder meat like carnitas
5 Stars
Wonderful flavor.
4 Stars
Excellent dish! Great flavors and textures. Wish there were more or larger buns, especially with the qty of pork included.
5 Stars
I have probably ordered this 4-5 times now. Every time it has been awesome. Plenty of pork- too much for 3 buns, but it's so good I eat it plain! Steam the buns in the microwave w/ wet paper towel and they're perfect. One of our FAVORITES.
3 Stars
needs more veggies
3 Stars
The pork belly was shredded and was overlooked, not melt in your mouth like which should be the standard for pork belly buns. It felt like they were using lean pork instead of pork belly
5 Stars
Delicious. Sweet and sour goodness with pork belly. Yummy!
4 Stars
As an appetizer it's great, amazing, but as a main dish it's way too small. It needs some sort of vegetables.
5 Stars
I order this every time. Don't ever take it away!
5 Stars
Dude. DUDE. DUUUUUDE. These are SO GOOD!
5 Stars
Love these!
4 Stars
Nice meal but more pickled vegetables would've been nice.
5 Stars
One of my favorites. Just wish it came with more!
4 Stars
Buns need to be bigger
5 Stars
Delicious! Could use more buns, but can't complain too much.
5 Stars
Holy cow, these are so good I am now stalking the site for them. I looked up the recipe for bao to see if I could make them myself but why bother when I can order these and they are so good.
5 Stars
Holy Moly, these bao sliders are so so sooooo good! They are enough for two people but I eat them all myself.
4 Stars
Almost as good as the food truck variety. For the quantity of meat it needed more (and larger) buns. The buns are best steamed - I cannot imagine how microwaving them would be a good idea. The slaw seemed an afterthought as was the cilantro.
5 Stars
Amazimg pork. Could use some more cilantro.
2 Stars
Not very good.
2 Stars
Pork flavor was too plain
4 Stars
Enjoyed the meal and wish there'd been more fresh cilantro and pickled veggies.
2 Stars
Have d to get the dough right
2 Stars
Dull
3 Stars
More condiments- hardly any pickled condiments
4 Stars
Very tasty maybe more sauce and buns
4 Stars
Generous portion of pork, and the buns were a nice complement. But the cilantro was completely wilted and had to be tossed. And white (instead of purple) cabbage was used. Result was that the dish didn't have much visual appeal when served.
3 Stars
Not enough veges, bread dry
3 Stars
Buns
5 Stars
Outstanding!
5 Stars
OMG! This was a real winner! I'd like to see this again on the menu.
5 Stars
Wow! This was my first taste of Munchery and it really exceeded my expectations. So fresh, such a great blend of sweet and savory flavors.
2 Stars
Needed probably two more Bao (meat quantity was fine)
4 Stars
Retribution! I've always enjoyed this meal, but had a "bad one" last time. Thankfully it's back to its delicious freshness. YUM!
5 Stars
Really great flavor and unique dinner idea.
5 Stars
Loved this. Absolutely delicious. If you've eaten pork belly from Chairman Bao, this is very similar.
4 Stars
Loved it! My only issue was that there wasn't enough bao for the filling.
3 Stars
Great flavors, but the pork was too oily.
4 Stars
Tasty, but there was way too much meat.
5 Stars
REALLY good! The pickled carrots/daikon, cilantro, and sauce really added to the flavors and textures. Would have been nice to have had one more bao.
5 Stars
Oh this was so yummy and worth the calories (to prepare for it, I did an extra few miles on the treadmill and also ate a light salad for lunch). As another reviewer said, place the buns in a damp paper towel before microwaving. Enjoy! YUMMY!
5 Stars
SLAMMING
4 Stars
Delicious meal. One more bao would make this meal filling and would then rate 5 stars.
5 Stars
Very tasty. Reheating the buns was not as easy as expected. Will try steaming without paper towel. Would order again.
4 Stars
A lot of (delicious meat) not enough bao!
3 Stars
This meal is awesome, I always order it when available, but this time it came without the purple cabbage. Not sure what happened :-( the dish felt incomplete!
5 Stars
Everything on this dish is good. I wrapped the bao in a moist napkin when I microwaved it.
3 Stars
Shockingly greasy
1 Stars
Too tangy
4 Stars
HUGE portion of pork, once shredded! Tender and flavorful: browned just right and just enough fat. More than enough for the 4 baos (buns). Great value! Only gripe is the buns were a bit dense for me & could use some sweetness (coconut milk, maybe?
1 Stars
This was awful. The baos were dripping in grease! I think I've given up on Munchery.
4 Stars
Delicious, but the buns broke apart way too easily. I ended up eating it with a fork and a knife.
1 Stars
The meat was terrible(looked white as it was chewed). Please review this recipe
5 Stars
Not bad as reviews said. Best during all my munchery meals
2 Stars
Really disappointing. Most of the meals we've ordered have been really pretty good. This was a snack at best. :(
4 Stars
Innovative! And delicious.
5 Stars
Favorite item so far on munchery!
5 Stars
Tasty but such a hassle to put together and eat.
5 Stars
Greasy but goood!
5 Stars
More sauce please!!!
5 Stars
Family favorite. Even four year old loves making these.
3 Stars
Missing the sauce, so slightly boring without
5 Stars
These are just so much fun! And burst with flavor in the mouth. I have ordered again. A great treat for lunch!
5 Stars
So delicious. Very filling and lots of meat. Loved it
5 Stars
I've ordered this dish in a Seattle restaurant before and this was just as I remember, if not more delicious! All the textures worked so well together and the salt-sweet of the pork/pickles/hoisin was so good. Please keep this on the menu!!
5 Stars
I was delighted everything about the pork belly bao. The pork belly is perfectly prepared. The buns have exactly the right flavor. The sauce is perfect, the cabbage is, too. The more you taste it, the more you want! Very good.
5 Stars
Easily one of my top three dishes here.
5 Stars
Great dish. Will do again
5 Stars
Delicious.
3 Stars
Decwnt
5 Stars
I can't describe how amazing this is. The pork is so soft and tastes amazing, and the bun is super good as well. But wrap on a damn towel when you microwave! They'll stay soft that way
5 Stars
Awesome!
1 Stars
Awful meat quality. 80% fat.
4 Stars
Really generous and good! The meat is a bit fatty but it was delicious with everything. Yes wrap the buns with moist paper towel then microwave.
5 Stars
Delicious. Is there a way to make the Bao larger so more food can be stuffed into them?
5 Stars
Would totally order this again and again :)
5 Stars
Love this
5 Stars
One of our favorites! Simple but Delicious.
5 Stars
Fun and flavorful meal. It was such a treat to come home to this.
5 Stars
This is the best thing I've ever eaten from Munchery.
3 Stars
The pork belly was a bit too sweet, too oily, and filled with crunchy bits that made it unpleasant to eat at times. Would have preferred non-shredded pork belly and more intensely pickled vegetables for flavor. Otherwise, a fun dish!
2 Stars
The meat was fatty and wasn't shredded well. I don't think I'll get it again.
4 Stars
The buns were dry but everything else was yummy!
3 Stars
Flavors were all there- it just didn't travel well. Buns were gritty- not spongy.
5 Stars
The only thing this dish lacks is a balance between number of buns and amount of meat, but it is one of the best dishes i have had at Munch's
4 Stars
Huge amount of tasty, fatty pork belly. Would have liked a bit more cilantro and the bun was a bit dry for my taste. But a solid dish overall.
5 Stars
Delicious! Only comment is that it came with one sprig of cilantro so I recommend you have more on hand.
4 Stars
Very generous portion of beef. Thought the meat was a bit fattier than I would normally prefer but would definitely order again.
5 Stars
Wrapping the bins in wet paper towel should be added to instructions. I did this and everything about this meal was absolutely delicious! Generous and satisfying portions, I can't wait to get this again!
2 Stars
I had such high hopes since the pork smelled so good. The flavored were there but the meat was really fatty and the buns fell apart.
4 Stars
1st time trying this - it was really good, and the portion of meat was generous. At least 2 more buns and more sauce would be perfect to serve 2 people. I did have to deduct 1 star because the meat was a bit fatty.
5 Stars
Yummy. Love the bread/bao.
3 Stars
I was disappointed in this dish. The pork belly had a mushy texture. I would have liked more vegetables, as the pork belly flavor overwhelmed the vegetables. I got only a single piece of cilantro. It was still OK but I was expecting better.
2 Stars
Pork was way too salty and the meat tasted overcooked. Otherwise we would have enjoyed it..
5 Stars
Super tasty and generous portion! Will be ordering this one again :)
5 Stars
Omg omg omg. This is amazing! Make my own buns? Yes please! I would personally prefer more plum sauce, but over all a great dish
5 Stars
Fabulous...please offer more often.
4 Stars
The buns are smaller than expected.
5 Stars
Real deal !!
1 Stars
Pork was very salty.
2 Stars
Too salty. Otherwise the flavor is good and it's fun to prepare.
4 Stars
It was good and the buns was soft when microwaved with a moist napkin. Wish there was another bun or 2 since there was enough pork left over.
5 Stars
One of my favs!! Love, love, love this!!! Soooo good!!!!
4 Stars
Very tasty pork. "Buns" were kind of dry. Overall very tasty
5 Stars
Yummy
5 Stars
This was very good. Authentic taste and just the right amount of food. Good dish for kids to split.
5 Stars
Good flavor. Just a little too fatty.
4 Stars
I wish it was better quality meat. My order had a lot of tendon. The dish was very tasty and I would give this another try.
5 Stars
Love the sauce! I mixed it with the pork after heating. I didn't steam my buns enough, but it was all still delish! I'd suggest putting the cilantro in it's own cup (space permitting). Mine came wilted and tasted fine, just wasn't visually appealing.
5 Stars
So good.
5 Stars
I loved this dinner. One of my favorites!
4 Stars
The buns were very dry. There needs to be a way to steam them so that they are softer.
4 Stars
Taste was good but needed more pork. My parsley was dried out and inedible.
4 Stars
This is like crack!! So tasty. Gave it 4 stars instead of 5 as the baos/buns was a bit stale.
3 Stars
Husband thought this was pretty good.
5 Stars
Very flavorful.
5 Stars
Messy but very very good. Of course, I'm a sucker for hoisin sauce. The little buns heated up perfectly, and the pork was perfect.
5 Stars
Best Traditional Chinese food I had in a long while!
5 Stars
This item was amazing and was still restaurant quality even after being microwaved.
5 Stars
Sooo good! Would love a bit more of the carrots and daikon.