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9 x bao burgers in Amsterdam to try right now

29 March 2017

you can get delicious bao burgers at these hotspots in amsterdam

He came, he saw and he conquered: the bao burger in Amsterdam! Not so long ago I hadn’t even heard of the this Asian snack and now it’s everywhere. Also known as the Asian version of the burger, but than just without a burger ;-) Just a delicious steamed bun that can be filled with almost everything, from peking duck to pork belly. Mmmm! It’s about time that we listed the best bao burgers in Amsterdam. Enjoy!

9 X BAO BURGERS in amsterdam to test with friends

Bar Bra: At Bar Bra the bao burgers aren’t a fixed dish on the menu and that’s exactly the principle of Bar Bra. Here they work with different chefs every week and also a different theme every day. Including Taco Tuesday and Mini Curry Friday. But the bao burgers and other street food come by very often, so definitely drop by at Bar Bra or watch their website!

Happyhappyjoyjoy: If you say bao burger, than we’ll say Happyhappyjoyjoy. Because obviously this toko should not be missing in this list. Happyhappyjoyjoy is known for their Asian street food and of course the bao burger is part of that. And there’s plenty of choice here. You can go for a steamed bun with pork belly, peking duck or crispy chicken.

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Vijfnulvijf: Also Vijfnulvijf is your place to go for your dosis of bao. But not just that. Here they serve delicious sushi and other asian bites. And also the interior is a feast, because this Asian bar is filled with vintage furniture. Something we love!

Tales & Spirits: A cosy ambiance, cocktails, lots of different bites ánd shared dining. The hidden Tales & Spirits in Amsterdam City Center has it all. And thus the bao burger as well. Here the steamed bun is served with crispy pork belly, cucumber, hoi-sin and chili sauce. I’ll take two please!

Ron Gastrobar Oriental: From delicious dim sum to soft shell crab and from spicy Asian pancakes to peking duck served in a bao. For the most delicious Chinese food you’ll go to Ron Gastrobar Oriental. It’s one of the few Chinese restaurants in Amsterdam where the setting is as good as the food.

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Le Big Fish at the Foodhallen: At the place in Amsterdam where all the different kinds of snacks come together, the bao burger cannot be missed. So Le Big Fish is happy to bear this responsibility at the Foodhallen. You can choose between several bao’s, all with different kinds of fish!

New King: For years New King has been a favourite at the Zeedijk. Because here you go for nasi and bami, which you can create entirely by your own choice. The same goes for bami soup. And of course you’ll get a delicious steamed bun with peking duck with that. Mmmm!

Pho 91: You’ll find Pho91 on the Albert Cuypmarket, it really is the place in Amsterdam to eat Vietnemese food. The bao buns are also a real recommendation, especially the one with tofu or the one with crispy pork.

Bowls & Buns at Market 33: At Bowls & Buns you can get the best poké bowls and bao burgers. Try the one with the pulled pork, it’s so good! A poké bowl and a bao bun together only cost €12,-, perfect for a midweek night out.

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Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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