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King Bao Opening 2nd Location

The popular Mills50 bao shop is bringing its tasty treats to a new part of Orlando! Let's just say UCF students will be happy. :)


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King Bao restaurant (Instagram | Facebook) is opening a new second location in East Orlando in the Alafaya Village shopping center at the corner of Colonial and Alafaya. This shopping center contains a Lucky's Market. Their original location is at 710 N. Mills Ave in Mills50 District near downtown Orlando.


Restaurant reviewer Scott Jospeh said of the two bao he sampled during his review visit "all were good and worth having again."


Yelp has a helpful list of other bao restaurants in the Orlando area.


Bao is a Chinese steamed bread roll with a filling of meat or vegetables. Food Republic reported in 2017 that "achieving the highest quality bun requires very exact practices performed by dedicated bao artists" according to Tom Tong, founder of Tom's Bao Bao.


Working as a sushi Chef for over 18 years gave Chef Vic Nguyen an insight and techniques in Asian cuisine. Chef Nguyen worked his way up the ranks to become formidable award-winning Executive Chef in Florida and Northern Virginia before coming to Orlando.

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