Its hot in the Bao Brothers food truck.
The tasty steamed buns made a real impression on punters for the duration of Tamworth Country Music Festival and now they're back for The Welder's Dog's second birthday.
For the whole weekend.
In January, the Leader had a chat with manager Allan Waring about how it all came about.
Weve always tried to look for something niche because the food truck scene is over-saturated, he said.
Were selling 1000 buns a day here and we do that at large markets in Sydney, its astonishing weve got that feedback up here.
The Bao Brothers started with real life brothers-in-law Nathan Martin and Dave Griffin at a farmers market in Newcastle on a Sunday.
It took off.
Within a few years the Taiwanese street eats venture had grown to a restaurant with two food trucks and plans to travel interstate and overseas to New Zealand next year.
Food trucks are a dime a dozen in Newcastle, but for Tamworth locals the tasty bites have been an exciting switch up for the palate.
The brothers teamed up with The Welders Dog in Tamworth after their unique flavours delighted at festival in Denman.
Bao literally translates to steamed bun in Taiwanese, its a bread dough thats steamed instead of baked, topped in Tamworth with a braised pork, for which the master stock has been going for 18 months.
You top it up with aromats each time you use it and boil it to remove impurities, Mr Waring said.
It gives it a bit more depth - Ive known restaurants to have pork stocks or braising liquids going for five or ten years.
For those that arent won over by pork, theres a southern fried chicken bao topped with chilli mayo, cos lettuce and toasted sesame, or a tofu and vegan option.
Mr Waring and his teammate have been staying at the riverside campground for the duration of the festival.
Im not a very big camper myself, but everyones been lovely, he said.
Weve left the chairs out and people put them away for us, half the time we cant walk down the street without someone saying hello.
Country music does attract the full gamut of people, weve had a large array of eclectics - its so different from Sydney and Newcastle, you walk down the street and everyone says hello, everyone is just so helpful.