On
Newsstands
Now
Current Issue
Chinese dumplings may reign supreme but don't forget about bao buns.

Bao Buns at Zoe Ma Ma

By |

I’ve been eating my fair share of bao buns of late. Maybe because it’s Chinese New Year, or more likely because, last month, Boulder’s beloved Zoe Ma Ma opened a Union Station outpost. The eatery, which serves Chinese home-style cooking, is dangerously located a mere block from the office.

With such proximity, I can’t seem to go more than a couple days without one of Anne “Ma Ma” Zoe’s steamy buns. Made of mantou (Chinese white bread that’s steamed instead of baked) and stuffed with sweet, marinated pork, this handheld treat has become a lunchtime go-to. While other baos end up being all dough and little filling, Zoe’s hit the ideal balance of fluffy bun and saucy meat.

Advertisement

Of course, there’s more to explore on the menu than these little gems, including the signature CPR (chicken, potatoes, and gravy over rice) and daily specials like Thursday’s Lionhead pork meatball over rice. But never leave the premises without a bao bun.

1625 Wynkoop St., 303-545-6262

Follow food editor Amanda M. Faison on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Recommended for You

Newsletter Signup

Keep me up to date on the latest trends and happenings around Denver. 5280 has a newsletter for everyone. Sign Up