Taiwanese Style Gua Bao Recipe (Steamed Bao Buns With Sweet And Spicy Mushroom & Tofu Recipe)

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Taiwanese Style Gua Bao Recipe (Steamed Bao Buns With Sweet And Spicy Mushroom & Tofu Recipe)
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Taiwanese Style Gua Bao Recipe (Steamed Bao Buns With Sweet And Spicy Mushroom & Tofu Recipe) is the very famous steamed folded bun that is stuffed with various succulent vegetables and meat. In this recipe, the bao is stuffed with the pickled cucumber, tomato and bell peppers and topped it up with honey glazed soya tofu and mushroom which makes it the best party appetizer for any occasion.

Traditionally the bao is stuffed with pork belly that has been barbecued, which is traditionally called as "Char Siu"  in main Chinese region. 

The word "Gua Bao" literally means "cut bread", the dish is very famous in Taiwan and is called as "Ho Ka Ti" meaning "Tiger bites pig".

Serve the Taiwanese Style Gua Bao Recipe as a party appetizer along with vegetarian wonton soup for a comforting meal.

If you are looking for more party appetizer here are some of our favorites:

  1. Vegetable Dal Pakora Recipe (Dal Bajiya/ Spicy Lentil Fritters)
  2. Baked Potato-Spaghetti Rolls Recipe
  3. Four Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Prep in

200 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

245 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

    For the bao
  • 150 grams All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 150 grams Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tablespoon Active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar
  • Salt , to taste
  • For the Stuffing
  • 5 Button mushrooms , quartered
  • 100 grams Tofu , cubed
  • 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Homemade Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Red Chilli sauce (Sichuan Sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Honey
  • 1/2 Cucumber , thinly sliced
  • 1 Tomato , pulp removed, sliced
  • 1 Red Bell pepper (Capsicum) , sliced

How to make Taiwanese Style Gua Bao Recipe (Steamed Bao Buns With Sweet And Spicy Mushroom & Tofu Recipe)

  1. We begin making theTaiwanese Style Gua Bao Recipe (Steamed Bao Buns With Sweet And Spicy Mushroom & Tofu Recipe) by blooming the yeast in luke warm water along with sugar. Then add the yeast mixture into the other dry ingredients and knead it with the help of Luke warm water into a soft dough. Keep it aside in the same mixing bowl by covering it with a damp cloth in order for the dough to rise. 

  2. Next, pickle the cucumber, cabbage, and tomato with soya sauce, vinegar, chili flakes, sugar and salt in a small mixing bowl. 

  3. Next method is to make the stuffing, Heat a pan and sauté mushroom till all the water gets evaporated, then add the tofu and toast it for a few minutes. To the pan add soya sauce, hoisin sauce, honey and salt and toss it over till it is evenly coated.

  4. Now check the dough that has been resting for a while, divide the dough equally into medium sized balls. Take each ball and roll it into half inch thick, apply oil on top and fold it into a half. Place these rolled doughs onto a parchment paper and let it rest for 5 more minutes. 

  5. Once done place it inside the steamer and steam for 10 minutes. 

  6. Remove the steamed bao and stuff it with the pickled vegetable and then top it up with the sautéed mushroom and tofu. Garnish it with coriander leaves on top. 

  7. Serve the Taiwanese Style Gua Bao Recipe party appetizer along with vegetarian wonton soup for a comforting meal.

Taiwanese Style Gua Bao Recipe (Steamed Bao Buns With Sweet And Spicy Mushroom & Tofu Recipe) is part of the The East Asian Recipe Contest With FreshMenu

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