Bend the Bao quick service opening June 15 at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando is opening an all-new quick service food location called Bend the Bao at Universal CityWalk tomorrow, June 15.

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This new location will offer Asian fusion-style menu options with diverse ingredients like crab cakes, pork belly, kimchee fried chicken and more — “bending” the traditional idea of bao.

Bend the Bao will be the latest original dining concept creative exclusively by Universal Orlando. The location for this new offering was previously a third-party sushi restaurant that opened in early 2010, Fusion Bistro Sushi & Saki Bar.

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The menu includes:

  • Shrimp Bao — Fried shrimp, shredded cabbage, avocado, pico de gallo, and chipotle crema
  • Crab Cake Bao — Maryland-style crab cake, shredded lettuce, diced tomato, and mustard aioli
  • Beef Brisket Bao — Beef brisket, fried jalapeño, pickled red onion, cilantro, and avocado lime crema
  • Duck Bao — Braised duck, kimchee slaw, XO sauce, cilantro, and five-spice aioli
  • Pork Belly Bao — Pork belly, scallions, cucumber, honey-roasted peanuts, and cilantro
  • Veggie Bao — Roasted oyster mushrooms, spinach, sweet potato, caramelized onion, smoked ricotta cheese, and tomatillo salsa

The venue will open daily at Universal CityWalk from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. starting Tuesday, June 15. For more information, click here.


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