Over the decades, fusion cuisine has emerged as an innovative style in the contemporary food scene. From Asian fusion to Tex-Mex, the marriage of two or more regions or countries have given birth to many uniquely iconic dishes.
Baoburg located in Greenpoint (originally in Williamsburg) happens to be one of those exciting fusion eateries. A glance at the menu, and you’ll get a dose of Spanish, Thai, French, and many more cultural flavors. Chef Bao Bao who runs the restaurant has an impressive list of accomplishments: serving as a professional cook for the Princess of Saudi Arabia, Cameron Diaz, Janet Jackson, becoming the lead line cook at Soho House Hotel, cooking at Social Private with top chef Tiffany Derry, and much more.
The restaurant offers a cozy atmosphere, perfect for a date or dinner with a small group of friends. We went along with the waiter’s recommendation and got the special of the day, short rib ramen. This dish came with thick ramen noodles, a perfectly boiled egg, fried tofu, fresh greens, and a rich savory broth with a touch of sweetness. The broth together with the tender meat and various other ingredients of the dish offered a delightful silky texture.