Asian fusion pop-up Good Fortune Baby to sling dumplings at two upcoming Tampa events

Get plant-based oyster mushroom siopao buns and more at Bloom and Emo Night Tampa.

click to enlarge Good Fortune Baby's Tinola-filled soup dumplings. - Good Fortune Baby / Instagram
Good Fortune Baby / Instagram
Good Fortune Baby's Tinola-filled soup dumplings.
Tampa's most prized Asian fusion small plates are back, but there are only two opportunities to snag them.

Good Fortune Baby's Instagram recently announced its pop-up schedule for the next few weeks—which include May 27at Cafe Hey for the "Bloom on Franklin" market, as well as on June 4 at Crowbar for Emo Night Tampa 's anniversary show.

With the help of her mom and other family members, Good Fortune Baby’s Julie Sainte usually sells out of her dumplings, buns, and other Filipino-inspired small plates quickly—so make sure to get to those pop-ups a little early.

The Good Fortune Baby Instagram recently posted a sneak peek of its menu for next week’s pop-up at Cafe Hey, which includes new plant-based Filipino “chicken” BBQ skewers in addition to thick pancit-filled dumplings and peppercorn pork dumplings.

One of the newest addition to its small, refined menu includes an 100% plant-based oyster mushroom siopao bun with fresh cucumber, vegan calamansi-garlic aioli, crispy shallots, and green papaya relish.
Sainte notes that she strives to find a good balance between meat and plant-based options on the Good Fortune Baby menu. Fans of the pop-up remember GFB’s soup dumplings filled with tinola—a gingery Filipino soup —as well as its fresh lumpia and crispy vegan sisig, a dish usually made with various cuts of pork ( and are probably wishing for their return.)

Alongside its made-to-order small plates are its numbing chili oil and pickled papaya, available for purchase in to-go jars.

When Creative Loafing asked Sainte if there was any more information to add about her Tampa-based fusion pop-up, she responded “maybe that there’s a brick and mortar on the way!”

Stay updated with this exciting news by following @goodfortunebaby on Instagram and keeping an eye out for any new information.

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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