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Bao buns

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


For the bao buns

  • In a mixer’s bowl add the flour, yeast, icing sugar, baking powder, salt, and mix with a spoon.
  • Add the water, milk, heavy cream, sunflower oil, and beat with the hook attachment at medium speed for 20 minutes.
  • Transfer the dough into a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it rise for 1-1 ½ hours.
  • Place the dough onto a floured working surface and roll it out with a 30x40 cm rolling pin. If it is sticky, dust with a little more flour.
  • Cut the dough with a 10 cm cookie cutter, and transfer the pieces into a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Cover with a towel and let them rise for 20 minutes.
  • Place a 26 cm pot on heat and add the water. Add the bamboo steamer inside, cover the bottom with some parchment paper, and with a pastry brush spread a little sunflower oil.
  • As soon as the water boils, take one dough piece, spread with sunflower oil, fold it, and put it into the steamer. Follow the same process for two more dough pieces. Cover with the steamer’s lid and cook at medium heat for 20 minutes.
  • Follow the same process for all of the dough pieces.
  • Spread each bao bun with some bbq sauce, fill it with the pulled pork, sprinkle with finely chopped spring onions, and serve. 
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
14 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
11 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
9 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
17 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
6 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
12 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
8 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
10 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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