Taro Bao

Taro Bao


These Taro Baos are a delicious snack or breakfast. If you are not a fan of taro, feel free to replace the filling with red bean, vermicelli, Chinese BBQ, kimchi or even stir fried vegetables.

INGREDIENTS: (makes 4 large baos)

  • 1 1/2 cups of bao flour or all purpose flour 
  • 100 ml milk
  • 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 1 tbs + 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 350g taro root
  • 1 tbs butter 


  1. In a bowl, combine yeast, room temperature milk, 1 tbs of sugar and oil. Mix.
  2. In another bowl, combine flour with salt.
  3. Make a well in the flour mixture, then add the liquid ingredients.
  4. Knead for 5 minutes, until nice and smooth. 
  5. Let the dough proof, covered, for 1 hour.
  6. Cut the taro into bite size pieces, and steam for 15 minutes or until soft. 
  7. Mash the taro into a paste and add remaining sugar and the butter. 
  8. After proofing the dough, divide into 4 and form balls.
  9. Roll the dough pieces out and fill with the taro paste.
  10. Pinch the dough to seal, and let it rest covered for 8 minutes.
  11. Steam the baos on high heat for 15 min. Then, let them rest with the heat off for 5 minutes, with the lid on to avoid collapsing.
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