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Baoism Baos Out on January 26

By Jan 23, 2017 Dining

TELL EVERYONE

You ever had a cheeseburger inside a bao? You’ve got until Thursday, when bao and noodles spot Baoism is closing shop for good.

In a surprise announcement on the Baoism WeChat channel about a couple of hours ago, owner and food-entrepreneur Alex Xu said his thanks to his staff, his customers and his family, before declaring Baoism’s last day would be January 26.

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No other explanation beyond that but we got in touch with him to ask why, Alex.

"Nothing really happened. Nothing devastating happened. I think it's just time to call time on the business for me personally, and we were looking at the viability of this project long-term, and it just didn't work out.”

This place got a lot of love from the expat community but that's rarely enough in Shanghai. And being in the basement in Hubindao probably didn’t help much. This place would’ve killed on a pedestrian street.

So there you have it, Shanghai. You neglected Baoism and now it’s gone. We hope you’re happy now. You monsters.

But Alex has shining words for you ingrates; “you have been there, you gave us your love, you won us best new restaurant, and you motivated us to be our best everyday. Thank you.”

Up next for him? A break and then dunno, something hush-hush in Yunnan.

They’re still serving baos and noodles down there until Thursday. If you’ve never been, you owe it to yourself to grab a hongshao carnita and a bowl of noodles before they’re gone forever.

TELL EVERYONE

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  • 3 years ago Unverified User

    a bit too niche market in a way a bit too mainstream in another.

  • 3 years ago Instant Ramen God Unverified User

    Probably coz they bao very bu hao. Basically train food.

  • 3 years ago Donnie who loved bowling Unverified User

    maybe overpriced baozi isn't really a great money making idea? I love the comments by owners of failed restaurants comments. It was so awesome, business was so great...yada yada yada, so awesome and great it closed.

    next ~

  • 3 years ago Larry David Unverified User

    to quote Mr. David ~ "it was a shit bao" : )

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