Taiwanese Style Gua Bao Recipe - Steamed Bao Buns With Sweet And Spicy Mushroom & Tofu Recipe
Soft fluffy steamed buns filled with a flavourful mushroom and tofu filling is a must try recipe. It is a great party appetizer and you can even make them for a light dinner.
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 with honey glazed soya tofu and mushrooms. It is a great 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.
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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
- 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
To begin making the Taiwanese Style Gua Bao Recipe - Steamed Bao Buns With Sweet And Spicy Mushroom & Tofu Recipe bloom the yeast in lukewarm water along with sugar. Then add the yeast mixture into the dry ingredients like the whole wheat flour and the all purpose flour and knead it with the help of lukewarm 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.
Next, pickle the cucumber, cabbage, and tomato with soya sauce, vinegar, chili flakes, sugar and salt in a small mixing bowl.
Now we will 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 the tofu is evenly coated.
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.
Once done place it inside the steamer and steam for 10 minutes.
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 and serve.
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