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Tofu Bao Buns also known as steamed buns originated in china (Gua Bao) and is very popular in Korea and Thailand for its amazing taste. This  Bun is prepared with simple ingredients like flour, salt, sugar, water and yeast. Tofu Bao is alight , fluffy bun that can be served with vegetables, rice or filled with pork and other meats. In this recipe, we will learn how to prepare this mouth watering meal in a few steps . Make sure you have enough time to spare to make this meal.

Tofu Bao Bun

Tofu bao bun is easier to make and enjoy when the right recipe is simple and easy to understand. Come with us on this journey to making tofu in the comfort of our homes
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Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 3 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese


  • 2 bowls with lid
  • oven
  • Rolling Pin


  • 300 g all purpose flour
  • 30 g sugar
  • 1/4 salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 175 ml water
  • cooking oil
  • 400 g tofu
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2-4 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2-4 Cloves
  • 4 dried chillis
  • 4 sliced ginger
  • 5 spice powder
  • brown sugar
  • Chinese rice wine
  • thick soy sauce


  • Mix the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder ,instant yeast evenly in a bowl
  • Add water and knead until soft and round
  • Rest dough for 10 minutes
  • Add 1 tsp oil and continue kneading for 2 -5minuites.cover and rest the dough for an hour
  • Punch air out of the dough and make round and take dough to a floured surface and cut the dough into 8 pieces
  • Shape the dough into  a ball and cover for some minutes
  • Takeout one bao after the other and use rolling pin to roll out the dough into flat oval shape
  • Lightly brush surface with oil and fold the dough in half, using the rolling pin, press the bao gently together and place into a steam basket . repeat this process for the rest and cover for 30 minutes fill the water into wok and steam the baos for 8 minutes with high heat.
  • To make the tofu; add spices ingredients to oil
  • Sauté for 2 minutes with low heat (Till Fragrant)
  • Add Tofu and add in vegetable broth or water
  • Add 1 tsp five spice powder, brown sugar, rice wine, soy sauce and add salt to your taste
  • Cover and cook with low heat for 15 minutes
  • Then cook with high heat for 3 minutes or till the sauce thickens. Flip the other side to coat
  • Turn off heat and serve. Sprinkle with sesame seed


Slice bao bun and fill in the middle with our special prepared Tofu .Hope this recipe was helpful to you. Kindly drop a comment about your tofu bao bun making journey in the comment section.


Serving: 200g
Keyword tofu boa bun
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