For the Taiwanese, food is a central point of life. It is their way of expressing love, affection, and care for one another.
bao • logy is a restaurant showcasing Taiwanese street food, highlighting the cuisine’s focus on fresh, high quality ingredients and incorporating the culture’s insatiable curiosity for new, interesting ingredients.
Our name comes from the Chinese word 包, pronounced [bao], which has multiple meanings. It can refer to a bun, package, or bag or it can be the act itself of wrapping, filling, or packaging. The primary focus of the menu will be on items that are 包s [baos] or are 包’d [bao'd].
The inspiration for the menu comes from recipes passed down from generation to generation, the local and seasonal ingredients available to us here in Philadelphia, and experiences from our time spent in Taiwan.