I attended Great Bao's "Hawk'r" popup dinner event at Bread and Butter tonight. I really do make a lousy food critic—I'm not that picky and I pretty much enjoyed everything. Yes, the noodles were undercooked, but I didn't think they were bad at all. The congee was pretty bland, but that seems to be how congee normally is and it's the other ingredients that give it flavor (not that I am a congee expert in any way). For sure, my favorite was the hamachi, followed by the pork belly bao.
In any case, here is the six-course dinner, in order of appearance.
Beet- and Vodka-Marinated Hamachi, Soy Salt, Lemon, and Horseradish
Seafood Congee, Salted Radish Omelet, Chinese Doughnut
Roast Duck "Tamale"
"Great Bao" - Pork Belly, Preserved Mustard Greens, Crushed Peanuts and Cilantro
Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup
Spanish Milk Tea with Tapioca