In this recipe I will show you how to make authentic Taiwanese gua bao bun that should both taste great and look professional. I got addicted to gua bao when I was 10 years old. I joined my dad for a one day business trip to a place that happened to be famous for its gua bao. My dad bought one for me to try, and it was so delicious that, even today, I still can't forget how it looked and tasted. After moving to Michigan, gua bao is definitely something that I miss all the time. … [Read more...] about Taiwanese Bao Buns Recipe
Bread and bun
These scallion garlic Parmesan rolls basically take the best qualities of garlic bread and turn the dial all the way up. Instead of just garlic butter on top of the bread, these rolls are wrapped with garlic, scallion and Parmesan, creating many more layers of flavor. Soft and fluffy bread covered with a seriously crispy crust results in a contrast that make eating these things an experience. It's impossible to eat just one! I developed this scallion garlic Parmesan roll because one … [Read more...] about Easy Scallion Garlic Parmesan Roll - Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy inside
My grandma used to make a huge jar of Chinese fermented napa cabbage every year. This style of napa cabbage originated from north east part of China, and the best way to enjoy it is to incorporate it into a hot pot with thinly sliced pork belly and mung bean noodles. Cooking fermented napa cabbage together with pork belly results in an amazing flavor profile that you'll remember and crave for again and again after your first time trying it. At least I can say that this combination is … [Read more...] about Sauerkraut and Pork Steamed Buns (Baozi 包子) - Fluffy Steamed Buns with Savory and Juicy Filling
Black sesame bun (Zhi Ma Bao) is a popular Chinese sweet pastry that can usually be found in dim sum restaurants. Growing up in Taiwan, we usually eat black sesame bun for breakfast or as a snack. It's basically a Chinese steamed bun filled with sweet black sesame paste, which is something tragically absent from western style baked goods. The sweet black sesame filling in this bun is creamy, rich, nutty, and just all around amazing. Basically, any time I make some kind of baked good, my … [Read more...] about Hedgehog Black Sesame Bun (Zhi Ma Bao) - Cute, Yummy and Healthy!
This custard bun is probably the most popular bake good in my family. Nobody can resist it. When you take a bite, the tender and fluffy bread along with the sweet and creamy custard melt together in your mouth to create something amazing. If you can distill heaven into a bite, this might very well be it. Take of bite of this when you're having a bad day and you'll likely forget about it and realize that life is actually not so bad after all. Custard bun is very … [Read more...] about Baked Custard Bun (Cream Pan) - Asian Bakery Style