Category Archives: Bao Dim Sum


When you take things out of their natural environs it’s often a recipe for death.  Polar bears don’t want to live in Florida anymore than alligators look to make their way around ice caps.  The same can be said for dim sum.  Its natural habitat in Los Angeles is the San Gabriel Valley.  Communities with large enough populations to both support the cuisine and demand its excellence allow this area to flourish with fantastic restaurants.  And then there is Bao Dim Sum on Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood…

Like our intrepid polar bears cruising South Beach and our alligators trying to navigate ice floes, Bao Dim Sum is a lonely and unlikely dim sum restaurant in an area devoid of any others.  The question then for The Monster is, will this place survive?

Continue reading


Filed under Bao Dim Sum, Reviews