steamed bao buns

 How To Make Steamed Bao Buns At Home

My weekend spends mostly making soft and smooth Steamed Bao Buns. I really love it. It’s the perfect match for any food. Just fill and eat. On holidays, my family just demands tasty and very palatable Steamed Bao Buns. You add different types of filling to it. What do you say about this luscious and flavorful recipe?  These steamed bao buns are one of our favorite fashions to make on a date night in.

steamed bao buns


I fix the stuffing while Jack mixes up the dough. Also, we eat! Making these fumed bao buns is our idea of the perfect Valentine’s date. See, Jack and I enjoy going out to eat, but no way on Valentine’s Day. The cafés and restaurants are more crowded, the food is more precious, and we always end up having further fun at home. So we skip the crowds and celebrate simply, spending time together making commodities we both love. 

Fluffy and Soft Buns Recipe 

steamed bao buns

In times past, we’ve learned to make pasta (I make a succulent sauce while he cranks the pasta maker), manual pizza (Jack does the crust while I do the condiments), or sushi (I fix the paddings, and he rolls it up), but recently, we’ve been hooked on these cute little bao buns! Still, they’re the perfect couples’ cuisine design, if you ask me. One person (Jack) can make the dough while the other (me) can whip up a fun, fresh stuffing. Also, combine the two to make a succulent date night meal! Making these bao buns would be a fun design any night, with friends, a partner, or indeed solo.

The buns themselves are soft and fluffy. Stuffed with salty marinated tempeh, avocado, and lots of fresh seasoning, they come with mini explosions of texture and flavor. Trust me, this form’s a bone you don’t want to miss!

Recipe Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you need to make these soft and perfect Steamed Bao Buns.

Bao Buns

  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 ladles of ocean swabs
  • 2 ladles active dry incentive
  • 2 ½ mugs each-purpose flour
  • ½ mug 2 tsp warm water, 110°
  • ½ tablespoon baking soda pop
  • ½ tablespoon baking greasepaint
  • ¼ mug avocado oil, further for brushing


  • 3 tsp sriracha
  • Mint or cilantro
  • Avocado slices
  • Diced Thai chiles
  • 6 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • Sliced veggies, cucumber, and carrot
  • 8 ounces tempeh, sliced into 12 strips and steamed

How to Make it 

It’s very easy and simple to make this recipe. Just 20 to 30 minutes are required to make it. Mostly the time requires just for the steam of buns. Ready to cook? Then’s what you need to do.

First Step

steamed bao buns

First, make the dough. Stir together dried yeast, sugar, and warm water, and set them away for 5 minutes, until the incentive becomes sudsy. Also, combine the dry constituents in a large mixing coliseum, and add the incentive admixture and avocado oil. Mix to form a rough ball. Turn it out onto a smoothly floured face and knead roundly until the dough is smooth and elastic about 5 minutes. Set it away to rise for 45 minutes.

Second Step

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When the dough has risen, cut out the bao buns. Use a rolling leg to roll out the dough until its 1/ 4- inches thick. Also, use a drinking glass to cut out 3- inch circles of dough and place each one on a forecourt of parchment paper. Encounter the covers with oil painting and fold each piece of dough in half, pressing it down just smoothly. 

Third Step

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Cover the buns with plastic serape and let them rise for another hour. They won’t have relatively doubled in size, but they will have puffed up slightly before you move on to the coming step.

Four Step

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Eventually, cook! Transfer each bun, to make our bao buns properly cook, still on its parchment square, now the time to a bamboo steamer set over an inch of water to properly soften and rise the Bao buns. Cover and steam until puffed, required 9 to 11 minutes for better results. That’s it!

Bao Buns Filling

steamed bao buns

  • Traditional bao buns are filled with seasoned pork belly, but of course, I decide on a plant-based alternative. I make sweet & savory hoisin tempeh using my favorite tempeh cooking technique steam, marinate, and singe. Marinated, ignited tofu would be a succulent option then as well.
  • As the tempeh bakes, I wash and slice the fresh veggie toppings. We always serve these buns with thinly sliced carrot and/ or cucumber, fresh cilantro or mint, avocado, chiles, and sesame seeds. Many pickled jalapeños or the banh mi pickles from this form would also be excellent then.
  • Stuff the buns with the stuffing as soon as they come out of the steamer, as they’re stylish when they’re warm and soft. Top them with redundant tempeh condiments, soy sauce, tamari, and a big squeeze of lime juice, and enjoy!

Bun Recipe Tips

  • Use a neutral oil for the best result for buns. I nearly always call for extra-virgin olive oil in my recipes, but I prefer avocado oil then. Its neutral taste allows the scrumptious paddings in this form to shine. However, use another neutral oil, like grape seed oil, if you can’t find avocado oil.
  • Add water, a teaspoon at a time, if the dough is too dry. This bao bun form makes a stiff dough, so if it takes a bit of mixing to form it into a ball, don’t worry. Still, if the dough is too dry, add water, a teaspoon at a time, until it comes together.
  • Let the dough rise, nearly warm. Because yeast responds to warmth, letting your dough rise in a warm place will yield stylish results. Yeast to work as a Bun enhance soft and fluffy. 
  • Serve the delicious bao buns warm from the steamer for a better taste. The fumed buns are stylish as soon as they come off the heat when they’re still soft and pliable. However, they freeze well, if you have extra buns.

Serve and Enjoy Bao Buns

Their balanced and perfect steam flavor adds excitement to the food. I and jack mostly on a weekend made these Steamed Bao Buns to enjoy for a few weeks. If you asked me about some smooth and delicious buns, I only recommend you make and enjoy Steamed Bao Buns. You must try this bun recipe. Its delicious and fluffy taste insisted you make it again and again.

steamed bao buns

You serve and enjoy these delicious and smooth Steam Bao Buns with your friends and family. You can also add it to the menu of your party. I’m 100% sure it’s the perfect dish to enhance the excitement of your party. I think it’s best lunch and breakfast for your special guest. You can freeze and Store these Steam Bao buns for a few weeks to use. Its smooth and delicious filling is mouth-watering. I love to make and eat these tasty bao buns. Make, Serve and Enjoy the recipe!


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