Wow Bao is now open in Lakeview @ 2806 N. Clark St., 773-433-5333, making it Lettuce Entertain You’s fifth location. The new location introduced two new menu items, the glazed pork belly buns and Sriracha chicken bao, that are now at additional Wow Bao sites. The restaurant also serves potstickers, noodle and rice dishes, salads and house-made ginger ale (a favorite among the Dining staff), as well as breakfast bao and oatmeal. The Lakeview location is open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Delivery is available between Lake Shore Drive and Ashland and Fullerton and Addison.
The Asian buns are the stars of the menu. We tasted them all – we loved the spicy Kung Pao Chicken, Spicy Mongolian Beef, and BBQ Pork. The buns are super soft and packed with perfect ration of meaty goodness and fresh vegetables – DELICIOUS! The chocolate bun is a MUST for dessert – it is filled with warm gooey rich chocolate – AWESOME!
Now on to the main course – the bowls. The bowls are large and satisfying plus you have lots of options. First you pick your base – noodles or rice and then your main protein. We ordered Teriyaki Chicken, Curry Chicken and Kung Pao Chicken all over Jasmine Rice – we loved them all! ALL had hefty portions of chicken and fresh vegetables and were extremely flavorful with just the right amount of heat – especially on a cold winter’s afternoon! We will be back!