Who doesn’t love Char Siu Bao??? It’s my favorite thing to order whenever we go for Dim Sum. I have always wanted to make it at home but it’s so hard finding the right recipe…until now. I have attempted these long time ago, I think I was still in high school. I had found a promising recipe but being a novice baker, I didn’t have much experience with baking. The first time I tried to make the bao, it was hard as a rock. After several attempts, I just gave up. I didn’t think I could replicate the same texture as the ones you find at the dim sum places.
I was surfing one day looking for a cake recipe and I found a site that had the char siu bao recipe. The pictures on the blog drew me in, it looked so nice and fluffy, I had to try it out. I decided to just try to make the bao first since I didn’t want to waste the filling in case it didn’t turn out right. I am glad I did because this recipe turned out great! I am still going to experiment a bit with the recipe to perfect it even more. The taste was perfect but the texture wasn’t exactly what I wanted. I think I will work on it a bit more and see if I can make it just as fluffy as the ones you find at dim sum.
I will post my tweaks once I’m happy with it.
Here is the link to the recipe that I used: