You’ve got to be kidding me.
I’ve been making bao for over a decade now, and it’s still my favourite dish to eat every time.
But I’ve just been in a bit of a rut lately.
I’m not the only one.
A lot of my colleagues have had similar struggles.
“My favourite Chinese food in the world is still bao.
It’s just that it’s so much better when you can have the crispy rice instead.”
I’m sure there are a lot of reasons for this, but here are three that I’ve come across.
Bao is one of the most popular dishes in China, but it’s difficult to find fresh bao in many supermarkets in the UK.
This makes it particularly difficult to prepare your own bao when you don’t know how to prepare a traditional recipe.
To make a bao at home you need to use a frozen version of the bao, and I know that’s not as easy as you might think.
I know I used to be able to find frozen baos in most supermarkets, but recently they’ve been disappearing.
And, if you can’t find fresh, then you’ll need to make your own.
In fact, I’m pretty sure that many of my favourite bao recipes come from the old-fashioned way.
Here are some ideas on how to make a tasty bao from scratch in a few minutes, without the need for a freezer.