Bao bun fillings

Bao bun fillings

Try these three different kinds of bao for easy entertaining – we fill ours with fish goujons, breaded chicken or sweet potato and top with a sweet and sour slaw
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  • Serves: 18 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 4. To make the sauce, chop 2 green chillies (deseeded, if you prefer) and tip into a food processor with a bunch of coriander, the spring onions, lime juice, caster sugar and fish sauce (leave this out of a portion of the sauce if you’re making the vegetarian bao). Blend, then tip the mixture into the rapeseed or sunflower oil and set aside.
  2. Step 2

    Cut the sweet potato into large wedges, toss in oil and some seasoning, tip onto a baking tray and bake for 40 mins until brown at the edges and tender.
  3. Step 3

    Cook the breaded prawns or fish goujons and karaage or breaded chicken following pack instructions.
  4. Step 4

    Microwave or steam 18 bao buns following pack instructions until hot.
  5. Step 5

    Fill the warm bao with either the chicken, prawns or fish, or sweet potato, some slaw (see recipe below) and green sauce.