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Homemade Steamed Buns TAKE A BAO

Steamed buns, also known as bao (pronounced “bough”), hum bao, and other names depending on the part of the world, are fun to make and handy for a quick meal or snack. Almost endless variations are possible in the type of filling, method of cooking, and size.

is the collective term for a wide range of leavened steamed buns. In parts of China, these buns are sometimes made without any filling, and called . Steamed buns date at least as far back as the Northern Song Dynasty in 11th century China. Over time, Chinese immigrants brought the tradition to other Asian countries, where the buns were adapted and became part of the local food culture. are now made with an amazing variety of fillings, mostly savory, but also sweet. The buns can be made with

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