BAOTIFUL

The venue of this Asian fusion restaurant-slash-food truck is tough to beat. It's located on the stunningly beautiful Liberty Square (Szabadság tér), inside the stately 19th century building of the former stock exchange. Once you enter BAOTIFUL through the massive floor to ceiling front door, an amalgamation of interior styles await you with concrete flooring, rustic oak tables, plastered walls, an ornate Chinese door, and the food truck itself. As for food, the far-reaching menu tries to pay homage to all corners of Asia, with mixed results. But the braised pork belly bao and the steam-fried dim sums are a must, particularly with the Japanese or Thai beer selections to wash'em down. The staff can get a bit overwhelmed during peak lunch hours but they're trying their best and it's part of the place's charm. Note that they're closed on Mondays.