BAOTI – FOR BUN LOVERS
by Laura from Let’s Explore
A new restaurant has just been added to Geneva’s restaurant scene – a welcome addition! Bun lovers, check this out! This recently opened restaurant, Baoti specialises in baos, dim sums, matcha flavoured desserts, sweet mochis, and more, all made with 80% of local and biological ingredients! For the moment, the menu is only available as take-aways.
A CREATOR OF BAOS
Chinese Chef Tengyifang is an artist and doesn’t consider herself a cook, but more as a creator of baos. Baos are a very important part of China’s food culture and Tengyifang grew up with them. The years of family traditions inspired her to make her own creative versions of handmade baos. Her creativity doesn’t stop there, as aside from creating her own recipes, Tengyifang also created the cool restaurant logo herself!
The menu is made with 80% local and biological ingredients and some of the ingredients even come from their own family’s garden! Baoti aims for zero waste and has cleverly teamed up with the local store next door, from whom they take their unsold vegetables to use in the kitchen.
We were delivered a selection of deliciously stuffed baos. There are baos with different meat fillings, like beef and onion, but there are also vegetarian and vegan baos. The vegan baos are filled with seasonal vegetables. There are also different delicious salads on the menu. We loved the crunchy cucumber salad, the wakame seaweed salad, and the ‘Very Chinese Salad’ of carrots, celery and peanuts cooked in tea.
For dessert we absolutely loved the very surprising homemade Matcha flavored cheesecake, the sesame Mochis and the pastries filled with black sesame. We had a delicious Matcha latte to go with our menu. If you are ordering as a family, then do also check out their cute looking Panda-shaped cookies they have for the kids!
HISTORY OF BAOTI FOR BUN LOVERS
Baoti For Bun Lovers started out as a food truck at Geneva’s street food festival last year, and the owners had hoped to open up their restaurant with an organised festive evening, but as Baoti For Bun Lovers is one of the brave restaurants that opened their doors in 2020, for the moment, their delicious menu is only available for take away or delivery.
You can order your Baos, Dim Sums, salads and desserts on Smood, Ubereats, or Fooddetective, or by picking up your order at their restaurant close to the train station.
Open non-stop from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 9pm for take-away and delivery.
Note: they do close for the holidays from 24 December until 3 January.
BAOTI, Rue Cornavin 3, 1201, Genève.
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