UAE-based F&B firm Restaurant Secrets Inc. has announced the opening of its latest turn-key project, Baofriend in Dubai Digital Park – a funky, fun restaurant serving bao and Asian fusion cuisine. The newest and coolest place in town to grab a bao, Baofriend is the city’s latest casual, foodie hotspot that serves something for everyone.
With eccentric, eye-catching interiors – think neon lights and bright greenery, Baofriend’s menu is very much in-line with the décor. Diners can expect food that is exciting and combines classic flavour combinations with fun, modern twists. Comprising a more refined version of Asian food truck favourites with a heavy emphasis on baos, the menu at Baofriend offers breakfast, bao, small plates, maki, bowls and desserts.
Guests can expect highlights like shakshuka bao, Baofriend matcha pancakes, and smashed avocado and nori toastie for breakfast, while the bao selection includes a wide range of options such as miso eggplant bao, garlic miso braised short rib, 7 spice pulled chicken, and coconut crusted jumbo prawn, plus more.
For mains, find tempting dishes like the katsu baoger, ramen kimchi, Thai red curry, and wok fried udon, before finishing on a sweet note with desserts such as a steamed bao sundae with honeycomb, miso caramel sauce and dark chocolate, or the caramelized pashmak bao with pistachio halva mousse, pomegranate and rose water.
Inside, Baofriend’s interiors are inspired by bustling, food truck-lined streets in foodie hotspots across Asia. Natural greenery and neon lights bring an outdoor feeling to the indoors. The walls feature oddly shaped mirrors, work from local graffiti artists, unique artwork and vintage license plates and signs from across Asia.
Baofriend creates fun dining experiences for foodies and residents by serving delicious sharing plates backed by an upbeat atmosphere and social service staff.
Speaking on the opening of Baofriend, Gabrielle F. Mather, CEO & Founder of Restaurant Secrets Inc. (RSI) said: “It was a pleasure for the entire team to work on this project, especially because the owners have a great vision for their F&B venture as well as their people. Junah Corona and Ali Ibrahim, the proud owners of Baofriend came on board with a dream and not only has an amazing restaurant become their reality, but it has also led to great friendships and meaningful employment for a team under their care.”
Baofriend is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7am to 10pm, and is located in Building A3, Restaurant 14B, Dubai Digital Park, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai, UAE.