Chinese Steamed Stuffed Buns Menu

Baozi or steamed stuffed bunsSmall steamed bun

Steamed stuffed buns (包子 baozi /baoww-dzrr/) are a popular snack (see Chinese Snacks) throughout China, though more popular in the North, with many small shops specializing in just steamed buns in even the smaller Chinese cities and towns.

Steamed buns are made from wheat flour and leavening agents and have a spongy feel. They are steamed on large perforated trays of bamboo or steel, usually stacked over a large wok of boiling water so that the steam rises through the trays.

The basic steamed bun is called a mantou and can be white (wheat flour), brown (wholemeal flour) or yellow (corn flower). Steamed stuffed buns are called baozi, and come with a wide variety of fillings. They are bought to take away. A sample steamed bun menu is shown below.

Chinese Steamed Bun Menu

English Chinese Pronunciation Characters
Steamed Bun Mántou Man-toh 馒头
Steamed Twisted Roll Huājuǎn Hwaa-jwen 花卷
Bread Stuffed with Lard and Sugar Shuǐjīng bāo Shway-jing baoww 水晶包
Steamed Bun Suffed with Barbecued Roast Pork Chāshāo bāo Chaa-shaoww-baoww 叉烧包
Juicy Steamed Stuffed Bun Guàn tāng bāo Gwann tung baoww 灌汤包
Steamed Sandwich Gē bāo Ger baoww 割包
Go Believe Steamed Stuffed Bun Gǒubùlǐ bāozi Goh-boo-lee baoww-dzrr 狗不理包子
Jiangsu Three-Dice Bun Jiāngsū sān dīng bāo Jyang-soo san ding baoww 江苏三丁包
Smashed Bean Bun Dòushā bāo Doh-shaa baoww 豆沙包
Steamed Bun Stuffed with Garlic and Chives Jiǔcài bāo Jyoh-tseye baoww 韭菜包
Steamed Bun Stuffed with Cabbage Báicài bāo Beye-tseye baoww 白菜包
Steamed Creamy Custard Bun Nǎi huáng bāo Neye-hwung baoww 奶黄包

Chinese Food Menus

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Soups, Hotpots, and Snacks

Rice, Wheat, and Vegetarian Dishes

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