why sauce boss & bun hun?

When being your own boss, you got to have superhero names!


how long as Judge Bao been going for?

We turned 3 at the start of 2018!


where do you get your bao's from?

From us! We make all our bao's in-house, handmade from scratch. You won't find our bao's anywhere else!


where are you based? where is your restaurant?

We are nomads. OK, so what that means is... we are a pop-up eatery based in Auckland, so you will find us set up at different markets, events, festivals, or even at your workplace or your cousin's wedding (yes, we cater yo!). We don't have a permanent HQ to call home, but we are on the lookout for a permanent home. In the meantime, do check our calendar for all upcoming events in order to satisfy those bao cravings!


who and what is Pew Pew?

Some of you may wonder what is "Pew Pew" and where he came from. Pew Pew (that little white ball with two points) is Judge Bao’s fluffy steam bun mascot.
This little dude was born from Bun Hun's procrastination doodle and is loved by many. And yes, you can take him home! Check out our merchandise page here.


judge who?

You may be wondering, “Judge… who?”

Judge Bao, also known as Bao Gong (包公), was a real judge during the Song Dynasty in China. He was famous for his honesty, uprightness and upholding justice for the people.

Bao (包) also means “steam bun” in Chinese. It is Chinese bread that is cooked with steam rather than baked in the oven.

We hope our hand rolled, sans nasties steam buns would do Judge Bao’s name justice!