A good bagel is hard to come by, especially ones that are filled with something that requires a little more brain power than salmon and cream cheese. Boom Boom is set up in a great spot on Anfu Lu decked with an eclectic mix of wooden and brick interiors with industrial-style lighting. Not a bad place to park up on the weekend for a relaxing lunch or Sunday session. They offer up a mix of bagels, salad bowls and smoothies, with a decent selection of craft beers and cocktails.
Dishes of mention:
Nicoise salad – dressed with a delicious vinigarette that packs a punch
Banana smoothie - clearly made with an under ripe banana, hoping that was a one off. I can still feel the starch on my tongue..
Greenline bagelwich – the bagel itself was fantastic, lightly toasted and soft in the middle however there was too much filling. Never thought these words would leave my mouth but… maybe less mozzarella?
My only other comment is that the space is a little cramped. Like it isn’t already hard enough trying to stop people from breaching your personal space, the bad flow gives people the perfect excuse to get riight up in your grill. Get those elbows out.
As far as bagels go BBB are serving up some quality goods with a creative range of fillings. Worth checking out on the weekends for a fresh summer lunch if you don’t mind the tight squeeze.
Price for 2 people: 160 RMB
Shiny crust with a little bit of hardness, this is how a good bagel should be. Boom boom bagels isn’t new but surly still a hit place, judging by the crowd, which is a mix of 30% of Chinese customers and 70% of foreigners (That’s my definition of a Wang Hong place). The restaurant offers an interesting menu, focusing on bagels with interesting flavor of coffee and cocktails. The space is quite small and is decorate with wood, neon sign, and a bit of industrial elements. They also have a row of seats facing the road with wide open windows, as well as a row facing in, which are of course always taken.
We ordered a Bacon Egg & Cheese Bagelwich (RMB 45) and a Homemade Sausage Pattie Egg & Cheese (RMB 45). I do appreciate the fact that you get to choose the bagel you like, and you can also build your own bagel. The portions were huge and both bagels tasted very chewy, thick, and had just the right amount of crunch when taking a bite. The sausage pattie was on the salty side but was very juicy, and was perfect with melty cheese. They have some interesting drinks menu like coffee cream soda and jasmine matcha, but we didn’t get to try it this time.
Overall it feels very tasty and filling, but also a bit heavy since everything is quite oily. The shop remain its hype for a reason so if you haven’t been by, it's worth the visit.
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