Dim sum restaurant Yum Cha has taken the call to mask up to another level with baos (steamed buns) that are wearing masks.
Kiasi Bao – Buns Wearing Masks
The special Kiasi Baos will be available as a September special. It looks like a mask-wearing man and is a reminder to stay vigilant against COVID-19.
Kiasi is a colloquial term for being afraid to die.
The Kiasi Bao is available at $2.50.
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Proceeds to Support Migrant Workers
However, there is more Yum Cha’s mask-wearing baos than meet the eye. The dim sum restaurant will be donating all proceeds from the Kiasi Baos to the COVID Migrant Support Coalition to support the migrant worker community in Singapore with their basic needs and essentials.
Established on 6 Apr 2020, the COVID-19 Migrant Support Coalition started as a collaborative effort between several ground up initiatives. Coalition members involved in the present fundraising are – Citizen Adventures, Migrant x Me and Singapore Migrant Friends. The groups came together to share resources and help to meet the needs of our migrant friends affected by the Circuit Breaker measures.
The group is aiming to raise $1,000,000 to support initiatives to immediate needs and the mental health of migrant workers in Singapore.
You can find out more about the COVID-19 Migrant Support Coalition here.
Yum Cha has two outlets in Singapore – one in Chinatown and the other in Changi. Visit its website here.