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Vegan Chinese Bao Buns Yum
Chinese veggie Bao buns are steamed little breads stuffed with spicy & sweet jackfruit fruit and crunchy veggies.
Vegan Chinese Bao Buns
Course bread, breads, sandwich
Cuisine chinese
Prep Time
30 minutes

Cook Time
15 minutes
Passive Time 3 hours
Servings
Buns
Ingredients
For the Dough:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup Wholewheat flour
  • 2 tsp Instant Yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp Oil
For the Filling:
  • 15 oz. can of Jackfruit, rinsed and drained (about 2~3 cups)
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1″ piece Ginger, grated
  • 2~3 Garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 3~4 Green Onions, chopped (or use 3tbsp finely chopped onion)
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp Chili garlic sauce (adjust as per taste preference)
  • To taste salt
To Serve:
  • As needed Cabbage, thinly sliced (I used broccoli slaw)
  • As needed Carrot, grated
  • As needed Green Onions, chopped
  • As needed English Cucumber, thinly sliced
  • As needed Cilantro, chopped
  • As needed Roasted Peanuts, chopped
Course bread, breads, sandwich
Cuisine chinese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 3 hours
Servings
Buns
Ingredients
For the Dough:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup Wholewheat flour
  • 2 tsp Instant Yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp Oil
For the Filling:
  • 15 oz. can of Jackfruit, rinsed and drained (about 2~3 cups)
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1″ piece Ginger, grated
  • 2~3 Garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 3~4 Green Onions, chopped (or use 3tbsp finely chopped onion)
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp Chili garlic sauce (adjust as per taste preference)
  • To taste salt
To Serve:
  • As needed Cabbage, thinly sliced (I used broccoli slaw)
  • As needed Carrot, grated
  • As needed Green Onions, chopped
  • As needed English Cucumber, thinly sliced
  • As needed Cilantro, chopped
  • As needed Roasted Peanuts, chopped
Vegan Chinese Bao Buns
Instructions
Make the Dough:
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the dough in a mixing bowl. Add ¾cup warm water and mix until a smooth, pliable dough forms. Add more water, if needed. Place in a lightly greased bowl, cover and set aside to rise for 1~2 hours. Dough should be doubled in volume.
Make the filling:
  1. Chop jackfruit into bite size pieces and use a fork to separate the pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add the ginger and garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until aromatic. Stir in the green onions and cook for 2 more minutes.
  3. Add the drained jackfruit along with hoisin sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, maple syrup, chili sauce and salt. Mix well and add ¼cup of water. Bring the mixture to simmer and cook for 4~5 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Turn off the heat and set aside until ready to use.
Make Chinese Bao:
  1. Gently deflate the dough and divide the dough into 8 equal piece. Roll each piece into an oval that is ¼” thick. Place a parchment paper in the middle and fold the oval in half. Parchment paper will prevent the dough from sticking to itself while steaming.
  2. Place the rolled out buns on a parchment lined plate. Cover and set aside to rise for 30~40 minutes or until the buns are quite puffy.
  3. In the mean time, get the steamer ready. Line the steamer basket with parchment paper. Make holes in the parchment for the steam to escape.
  4. Arrange the buns on the parchment paper and steam for 10~12 minutes. Let the buns cool for 5~10 minutes before removing them from the steamer.
To Serve:
  1. Place the filling in the Chinese bao, top with grated cabbage, carrot, cucumber, green onions, peanuts and cilantro. Serve right away and Enjoy!!
Recipe Notes
  • Skip the wholewheat flour and use all purpose flour instead.
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