The Most Irresistible Vegan Bao Bun Recipes
Discover our favourite plant-based bao recipes that will transform your night into a whirlwind of flavour. Sticky, sweet and unimaginably soft, these bao recipes will leave you coming back for more.
The burger-sized Taiwanese street food is quite something to behold. For anyone who hasn’t tried them before, we’ve put together some top recipes to get you hooked; and for anyone who hasn’t tried a vegan bao — well, you’re welcome!
What springs to mind when you think of comfort food? For us, it’s Val’s sticky glazed bao buns with crispy veg, crunchy peanuts and soft and fluffy bao buns. They’re not just satisfying, but also fresh, hearty and packed full of umami flavour. They’re the perfect recipe for your next fakeaway night in.
More great vegan bao bun recipes
This recipe from The Lazy Cat Kitchen will help bring you vegan bao bun fantasies to life. The tender pulled jackfruit is flavoured with a sweet, sticky and slightly spicy sauce that will warm you up with each bite of these succulent fold-over buns.
Photo credits: The Lazy Cat Kitchen
If you’re after an earthy umami kick then cooking with shiitake mushrooms is just the ticket and you’ll love this recipe from Connoisseurus Veg. They sit wonderfully in these fluffy steamed buns and they’re slathered in hoisin sauce before being stuffed with the tender mushrooms.
Photo credits: Connoisseurus Veg
After a sweet and sour edge with your vegan bao buns? This recipe from Tasty brings together the sharpness and crunch of pickled vegetables and the spiciness of seared tofu, all tied together by the sweetness of the ever-so-soft steamed bao buns.
Tell us which of these bao buns recipes you end up making this evening and how much you loved them in the comments below!
By Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.