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Dim Sum

Folding Bao

Folding Bao

Folding bao looks complicated but really you just need to practice a few times and you’ll get the hang of it. Of course you don’t have to fold bao this way; you can just pinch the dough together tat the top and the bao will […]

Five Spice Chicken Bao

Five Spice Chicken Bao

If I make a lot of any kind of roasted/braised/baked meat, I usually have leftovers and since I’ve perfected the fluffiest, softest most delicious bao dough, I’ve been making bao with all my leftovers. These bao were particularly delicious; the main flavours of this filling (five […]

Bao (Steamed Buns)

Bao (Steamed Buns)

This recipe is more about making the dough for the bao rather than the filling. You can fill bao with almost anything you like, sweet or savoury. I’ve used a pork, mushroom and chive mixture, similar to the filling used for the Dumplings recipe and store-bought anko […]

Dumplings

Dumplings

As with most of the cooking I do, this is not a “recipe” per say but some general guidelines on how to make some kick-ass dumplings. As you’ll see there are no ingredients amounts, just ingredient suggestions. It’s really up to you what ingredients and […]