Preparing Dim Sum

Build-your own Bāo Kits

#1, Pork Bao Kit 

 Contained ingredients:

  • Bao buns x 6 

  • Taiwanese Braised Pork Belly

  • Bean Curd Sauce 

  • Nut Powder

  • Scallion 

  • Cilantro

 

Please read all steps and tips before making them.

Step 1: WASH AND DRY all produce. 

 

Step 2: BRING a steamer to boil. STEAM the Bao buns for 6-7 mins or until fluffy (you can lightly press it, and it should bounce right back up) CAUTION: The steam can be extremely hot. Be very careful when opening the lid. 

 

Step 3: Meanwhile, WARM UP the braised pork in a small pot until it is heated through (ADD a ¼ cup of water if needed). 

 

Step 4: Carefully OPEN each Bao bun. Lightly BRUSH the Bean Curd Sauce on the inside of the Bao. 

 

Step 5: Evenly DISTRIBUTE the pork to each Bao. 

 

Step 6: GARNISH with Nut Powder, cilantro and scallion. Enjoy!

 

Tips: In case you do not have a steamer, you can warm up the Bao buns in a microwave. PLACE the Bao buns on a microwave-safe plate. COVER all the Bao buns with a couple pieces of WET kitchen paper towel. HEAT for 30-45 seconds or until warm and fluffy. (Reheating the Bao in a microwave does dry out the Bao faster. It is recommended to consume the Bao buns as soon as possible when using the microwave heating method.)

#2, Tofu Bao Kit 

 Contained ingredients:

  • Bao buns x 6 

  • Deep fried Tofu

  • Szechuan Tofu sauce 

  • Nut Powder

  • Scallion 

  • Cilantro

  • Radish

 

Please read all steps and tips before making them.

Step 1: WASH AND DRY all produce. 

 

Step 2: PREHEAT the oven to 375F. LINE your tray with parchment paper or silicone mat. LAY the tofu on the tray and BAKE for 5-7mins or until crispy. 

Alternatively, you may FRY the tofu in a deep-fryer at 375F for 1-2mins or until crispy.  

 

Step 3: BRING a steamer to boil. STEAM the Bao buns for 6-7 mins or until fluffy (you can lightly press it, and it should bounce right back up) CAUTION: The steam can be extremely hot. Be very careful when opening the lid. 

 

Step 4: TOSS the crispy tofu in the Szechuan Tofu Sauce until coated. 

 

Step 5: Carefully OPEN each Bao bun. PUT 3 to 4 pieces of Tofu inside each Bao. Drizzle  extra sauce onto the tofu if preferred

Step 6: GARNISH with Nut Powder, THINLY SLICED radish, cilantro and scallion. Enjoy!

Tips: In case you do not have a steamer, you can warm up the Bao buns in microwave. PLACE the Bao buns on a microwave-safe plate. COVER all he Bao buns with a couple pieces of WET kitchen paper towel. HEAT for 30-45 seconds or until warm and fluffy. (Reheating the Bao in a microwave does dry out the Bao faster. It is recommended to consume the Bao buns as soon as possible when using the microwave heating method.)