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Father-And-Son Team Behind Slightly Toasted Will Open Wok N’ Bao In West Loop Wednesday

The new eatery will serve up customizable bowls, wings and bao aplenty at 36 N. Clinton St.

Wok N' Bao opens Wednesday in the West Loop.
Heather Talbert
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WEST LOOP — On the heels of opening Asadito earlier this summer, the father-and-son team behind the taqueria and tequila bar have unveiled their newest eatery Wok N’ Bao Wednesday in West Loop.

At Wok N’ Bao, Barrel Aged Hospitality’s Art and Tyler Mendoza will serve up customizable street bowls, wings, salads and bao aplenty at 36 N. Clinton St. The new spot aims to bridge the divide between American Chinese food and authentic Chinese food.

The 43-seat counter-service restaurant draws inspiration from Tyler Mendoza’s time living abroad in Shanghai.

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Wok N’ Bao opens Wednesday in the West Loop.

Chef David Wang helped craft the menu which includes Gua bao, Fujian-style hand buns, filled with a variety of protein options including pork belly, kung pao chicken, tofu, or salt-and-pepper shrimp.

Guests can grab street bowls for $9.50, salads for $8.99 and wings for $8.99. Baos are $3.50 each, two for $6.50 or three for $9. 

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Gua Bao at Wok N’ Bao.
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The wok counter at Wok N’ Bao.

The Mendozas previously opened Little Toasted and Slightly Toasted in the neighborhood. 

Wok N’ Bao is open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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