This cafe has a very relaxed vibe and it brings me back to many afternoons spent in cafes in Taiwan. Everything is made is freshly made in house with no additives.
They are running a promo this weekend for $5 Bao plus a free large Taiwanese milk tea with pearls.
The promo includes your choice between two baos: Pork Belly Bao (their signature Guo Bao here) or the Deep Fried Tofu Bao (vegan option).
The Pork Belly Bao features cilantro, ground peanuts and pickled mustard greens. It’s essentially a very traditional Guo Bao from Taiwan. This version was exactly like what I tried in Taiwan, and it really brought back some fond memories for me.
Both baos were delicious in my opinion, but my favourite was actually the tofu version! It tastes like stinky tofu (which I love), without the stank factor (which I also love, but if you don’t this is perfect for you!). I love the generous portion of cilantro and cucumbers with this bao because it added some freshness to the garlic sauce and fried tofu.
Their baos are all made in house, and you can definitely taste the difference because it’s so soft and fresh. The pillowy bao worked well with both fillings, and you can try both because it’s only an additional $3 to add a bao with this deal!
In addition to their delicious cakes and savoury options, 3 Quarters Full Cafe also makes handmade mochi! From the mochi skin to the filling, everything is made in house.
I tried the Strawberry mochi with handmade red bean paste and Taro mochi. I really liked the strawberry mochi because the red bean paste was handmade and therefore not too sweet. The taro was fresh (no fake purple colours here!), and worked well with the soft mochi skin.
Overall, I was really impressed with my experience at 3 Quarters Full. The food was homey and simple, but executed perfectly. The vibe of the cafe is very laid back and I can definitely see myself bringing my laptop to one of the couches for a chill work session.