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Harajuku Gyoza Is Dishing Up Festive Gingerbread, Pavlova and Rum Ball Dessert Bao Until Christmas

The food mashup fiends are celebrating the season with a new round of inventive limited-edition sweet treats.
By Sarah Ward
November 29, 2023
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By Sarah Ward
November 29, 2023
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What's the perfect dessert to follow a feast of gyoza or bao? Harajuku Gyoza might be the home of raindrop cakes and Japanese air cheesecakes, but it has another answer to that question: sweet versions of its go-to savoury dishes. Lemon meringue gyoza, marshmallow gyoza and Ferrero Rocher dumplings have been on the chain's menu before. Nutella gyoza sits there permanently. Now, it's time for gingerbread, pavlova and rum ball bao. 'Tis the season, after all.

The food mashup fiends are celebrating the jolliest time of year with a new round of inventive limited-edition sweet treats — and new examples to prove the fact that there's no such thing as bad gyoza or bao. Harajuku Gyoza likes experimenting with its savoury range, too (mac 'n' cheese and pepperoni dumplings, anyone?), but turning bao into dessert and a festive treat is multiple presents in one.

Available at Harajuku Gyoza's four Australian stores — at Darling Harbour in Sydney; at South Bank and the CBD in Brisbane; and in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast — the Christmas-inspired bao are exactly what they sound like. So, they're bao topped with whichever other dessert they're forming a Frankenstein's monster-style hybrid with, with each deep-fried and dusted in sugar first.

Because these are a merry treat, they're only available until Christmas. That gives you just a few weeks to head on in and discover what gingerbread, pavlova and rum ball bao taste like.

 

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If you're keen on gathering the gang, Harajuku Gyoza will give you a free round of Christmas bao if you have your Christmas party with eight people or more at one of its outposts.

And if you fancy tucking into the new dumplings after devouring two old favourites — cheeseburger gyoza, which is stuffed with burger pieces, aged cheddar, onion, pickles, mustard and tomato sauce; and mozzarella gyoza, which is filled with the obvious, then deep-fried and sprinkled with Twisties salt — that's up to you.

Harajuku Gyoza's Christmas dessert bao are available at all Australian stores — at Darling Harbour in Sydney; at South Bank and the CBD in Brisbane; and in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast — until Monday, December 25, 2023.

Published on November 29, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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