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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Steamed Pork Buns (Bánh Bao)

INGREDIENTS for Bánh Bao -- Vietnamese Pork Steamed Buns

Estimated Servings: 10 steam buns

Step 1: Make the dough

3 cups self-rising flour
¾ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 cup milk

Step 2: Prepare the stuffing

2 pounds ground pork
1 egg
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
½ cup chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
½ teaspoon mushroom seasoning
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper 
¼ cup chopped brown mushroom
2 links Chinese sausage

Step 3: Boil the eggs

5 large eggs
8 cups water

Step 4: Assemble the buns

1 cup flour
Water for steamer
1 cup vinegar
Parchment paper circles

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  1. Hi Tina. Can I ask you if your banh bao outer skin turns out white or yellow? Also, you are saying to use 1 cup of vinegar but will this vinegar smell be on the banh bao too? If not, how many cups of water should I use for this 1 cup vinegar? Please email me back at Thank you.


  2. Hi Issy, I made this recipe twice and I love it! So easy and quick! The vinegar smell doesn't make the Banh Bao taste like vinegar.