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oh joy {eats} take a bao in studio city…



I love it when restaurants take traditional things and give them a new, fancy twist. Take a Bao recently opened the restaurant version of their original outpost. I LOVE traditional Chinese bao steamed buns {light & fluffy perfection}, and their version using the bao bread to make a medley of tiny sandwiches is so fun.


In addition to bao sandwiches, items like Thai fried chicken, Drunken Noodles, Tofu Popcorn, and Korean Bi Bim Bop short rib bowls round out the menu for a great casual spot with hints of Asian influence.


…and let's not forget dessert…roasted bananas, nutella, marshmallows, and chopped hazelnuts on a cinnamon sugared bun? Yes, please… — Joy

Take a Bao / 11838 Ventura Blvd. / Studio City, CA 91604 / 818.691.7223

{Photos by Bonnie Tsang for Oh Joy. My jacket by Kate Spade (similar here), pants by Gap (similar here), purse by Herringboneshoes from Madewell, tee by Thief & Bandit.}


  1. Mmmm… pics r fantastic. I love to photograph food but in the restaurant I always feel a bit embarrassed because of making photos and what the people thinking… do u ask staff if u could make some pics or u just do it and u don’t care 🙂 ?
    Good luck with everything, your blog is amazing!

  2. ohjoy… i have to limit my visits, because everytime i do, i come away with a long list of things to buy and foods to try. hope youre doing well, mama! motherhood seems to suit you 🙂


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