What is Bao?

In Chinese culture, bao are ubiquitous and loved by just about everybody. Often eaten for breakfast, they’re a quick and delicious way to kick off one’s workday. You may think of these fluffy, meat-filled bread buns as bread dumplings with their signature airy quality and their wholesome fillings. Usually steamed, creativity comes in the form of the filling. Almost every kind of meat or vegetable can fit into a bao, depending on your skill as a master baoist. Historically, it is worth noting that bao have been around China for almost two millennia, so come join our epic journey of tastiness as we bring the bao culture across America.