Bao Down has a Hawaiian Brunch every weekend at their Olympic Village location. Since Hawaiian cuisine is all the rage this year, I thought it would be great to check it out with a few friends.
One thing I’ve always adored was their amazing painting on the wall. So bright and vibrant with the rustic decor.
Coffee is a must at brunch since we are all still waking up. They have drip coffee with milk and sugar.
They even have espresso-based coffees too if you want something a bit more fancy.
Thai Iced Tea was a cool item on the menu so my friend ordered it. When it came to the table, the drink was super sweet, so she asked if they could do it half sweet, but unfortunately it’s pre-mixed, so they can’t adjust the sweetness. They were nice enough to take this off the bill.
The Swartz has crispy corned beef and potato hash with 2 eggs, garlic fried rice with tomato and onions.
Under Pressure has panko fried spam, 2 eggs, garlic rice, hash browns, sweet shoyu, tomato and onions.
I found this dish to be quite heavy for brunch. It was pretty hard starting the day off with fried foods and rice. I thought there would be a few lighter items on the menu, but most of them were meaty and heavy.
Overall, I didn’t really take a liking the brunch items we ordered. I prefer their lunch menu with poke as it is more light and fresh.
We rate Bao Down:
115 West 2nd Ave. Vancouver