• The Ballroom at Bayou Place (map)
  • 500 Texas Street
  • Houston, TX, 77002
  • United States

For one night only, local chefs will come together for our second annual Big Bao Battle. 

Chefs will be making their own version of the bao, a soft steamed bun stuffed with various fillings. Visit each restaurant to taste them all and YOUR favorite bao will be crowned the Big Bao Champion!


[ Venue ]

The Ballroom at Bayou Place @ 500 Texas Street
* located in Downtown Houston in the heart of the Theater District
* floor to ceiling windows and sweeping balconies, guests are treated to a striking backdrop of the Houston Skyline


[ Participating Restaurants ]

* Ambrosia
Breaking Bao
Buttz Gourmet Food Truck
* Eminent Hospitality, Chef Rob Frias
Peli Peli Kitchen
Saigon House Midtown
SING Inspired Tastes of Asia
OM-Kitchen
Ono Poke
The Bếp

[ Participating Vendors/Sponsors ]

Exitus VR
Houston Dynamo
HAAPI Film Festival
* Miro et Emma, Curated Lifestyle Shoppe
iHeart Flipbooks
The Baker's Man
TMT Insurance Center
Naughty Noah's Vietnamese Pho Noodles
Wenjung Art

[ Tickets ]

* One for $35 or Two for $65 ($40 at the door)
* Link: www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-big-bao-battle-food-competition-tickets-36259650591

* Tickets include unlimited food samples from every restaurant 
* Alcoholic beverages will be sold by The Ballroom at Bayou Place
* 100% proceeds from this event will go towards OCA Greater Houston, a 501(c)3 non-profit. 


[ Parking ]

* Free downtown street parking after 6:00 pm 
* Valet $10

[ Questions ]

* Interested in participating? Send us a direct message!
* Or email us at Kuan.Zhao@ocahouston.org