bao buns

What Are Bao Buns?

While they may go by many names across many countries, regions, dialects & cultures, we are here to talk about Bao Buns! As mentioned before Bao Buns are also commonly referred to as “bao, bay, pow, pau, paoare, Mantou, baozi, humbow, nunu, bakpao, bausak, however the most common terminology will be Bao or Steamed Buns. These soft delicious Chinese treats have been in existence for hundreds of years! They can be eaten with, chopsticks, or by hand as it. Traditional ingredients that are found in Bao Buns include but are not limited to pork, veggies, potatoes, and much much more!

How Bao Rose To Popularity!

Bao rose in popularity first in Northern China, where wheat, rather than rice was more prominent. There are also many interesting legends on exactly how steamed buns came to be, According to legend, baozi was invented by the Chinese military strategist Zhuge Liang during the Three Kingdoms period, however, there is no defined source regarding its true origination! Most refer to old myths and legends as to how the Legendary Bao came to be, however, there is no one true tale. Today, steamed buns are still satisfying, and have continued to grow in popularity in the last few years.

What Is Bao Made Of?

Unlike dumpling dough which is comprised of water and flour, bao buns call for the leavened dough which involves the use of yeast. The wrapper rises during the process of steaming.

Base Bao Buns Ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Yeast
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Milk
  • Oil

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