Ba Sa is a delicious asian restaurant located on Bainbridge Island, just a short ferry ride from Seattle! They serve tasty dishes in a casual, comfortable environment. There were so many tasty items on their menu it was difficult to choose and I wanted to eat so much more, but you practically had to roll me out of here because I ate way too much!
We started our meal off with their Spicy Truffle Wontons ($16) and Chicken Buns ($11). The wontons are filled with pork and shrimp and served with grilled shrimp on top in a tasty truffle chili oil sauce. As delicious as these are, they weren’t anything super special. If you only have room for one appetizer, skip these and opt for something else. There was nothing wrong with these and we still scarfed them down, but there are so many places with delicious wontons that these aren’t anything exceptional. Now the Chicken Buns are the other hand – DO NOT SKIP THESE! Oh man, they are light, fluffy buns filled with crunchy fried chicken, pickled cabbage, spicy mayo and peanuts. Each order comes with 2 buns so you can either share, or honestly just eat both of them yourself. My husband finished his so quickly and kept eyeing mine! These buns are so good – crunchy, spicy, soft…ooo dang I could eat an entire plate of these. I really wanted to try their Taro Egg Rolls, but I had to skip those for the next trip.
We also grabbed a few larger dishes..to share? There was very minimal sharing from my husband..he thinks sharing means I get 1 bite haha. We ordered the Sizzling Lemongrass Lamb ($24) and the Chili Oil Prawn Noodle ($21). The lamb came on a hot plate (think of fajitas) and was served with vermicelli noodles, pickled vegetables, lettuce and sauce on the side. The lamb was incredibly tender and juicy. The skillet was loaded with sauteed onions as well for a crunchy bite! The Prawn Noodles are egg noodles topped with tempura fried shrimp. The shrimp were crispy and crunchy with a delicious flavor. However, the noodles were a bit lacking in flavor and sauce. Maybe it was just me, but I thought they would be stir fried with more sauce. The shrimp alone are worth it though in my opinion and with all the other food I ate, I wasn’t missing the noodles. They also have bahn mi, pho, chicken wings, and much more! As if we didn’t already eat enough, they had a Coconut Bread Pudding that was brand new on the menu and I couldn’t say no. It is served warm with a sweetened condensed milk to drizzle on top and roasted peanuts. It was a great way to end the meal – not too sweet or heavy and such a yummy coconut flavor with real coconut flakes.
If you go to Bainbridge you need to check this place out. And honestly you should make a trip to Bainbridge to explore and eat because there are some tasty places. For Ba Sa full menu check it out here.