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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

EnglishChinesePronunciationCharacters
Steamed BunmántouMan-toh馒头
Steamed Twisted RollhuājuǎnHwaa-jwen花卷
Bread Stuffed with Lard and Sugarshuǐjīng bāoShway-jing baoww水晶包
Steamed Bun Suffed with Barbecued Roast Porkchāshāo bāoChaa-shaoww baoww叉烧包
Juicy Steamed Stuffed Bunguàn tāng bāoGwann tung baoww灌汤包
Steamed Sandwichgē bāoGer baoww割包
Go Believe Steamed Stuffed Bungǒubùlǐ bāoziGoh-boo-lee baoww-dzrr狗不理包子
Jiangsu Three-Dice BunJiāngsū sān dīng bāoJyang-soo san ding baoww江苏三丁包
Smashed Bean Bundòushā bāoDoh-shaa baoww豆沙包
Steamed Bun Stuffed with Garlic and Chivesjiǔcài bāoJyoh-tseye baoww韭菜包
Steamed Bun Stuffed with Cabbagebáicài bāoBeye-tseye baoww白菜包
Steamed Creamy Custard Bunnǎihuáng bāoNeye-hwung baoww奶黄包

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