About this recipe: This is a simple recipe for Chinese barbecue pork buns. A wok equipped with a stainless steel steam plate (a plate with holes to allow steam to pass) is required to make these. You will also need to follow the recipe on this site for Hom Bao (Chinese steamed buns).
I really enjoyed making and eating these the dough was quite sticky, and I had to do some last minute reshaping because some of them split whilst I was putting them in the steamer, but other than that nothing to difficult. I will definitely make these again! - 01 Jan 2011
Used different ingredients. I modified this recipe to be vegetarian- my husband has never had bao because he's veg. (whereas I am a dim sum fanatic), so I decided to fix this problem. I made the bao using seitan (cut up very finely and marinated overnight) as a substitute for the pork- and he nearly polished off all 12 bao that I made! =) I'm sooo happy! Thanks for the recipe!! - 14 Jul 2008
Something else. Question: Is it possible to make them in advance and then heat them in the steamer before serving? and is it possible to freeze them? I love steamed pork buns and would like to serve them for some friends, but on the day I don't have too much time so I would like to prepare as much as possible beforehand. Looking very much foreward to trying them! Thanks! - 01 Dec 2010