'bao' on Serious Eats

Pretzel Bao With Sweet Sesame-Hot Mustard Pork

German-Chinese fusion may sound strange, but when pillowy pretzel buns meet bao, and mustard-slathered roasted pork meats char siu, it works. Chinese hot mustard, sesame paste, and honey make a flavor-packed change-up from the traditional char siu sauce, while a special Chinese bread-making trick makes the pretzel buns even more moist and tender. It's impossible not to love this Deutsch version of a Dim Sum classic. More

A Sandwich A Day: Bimbibao Bun at BaoBQ

West Village spot BaoBQ specializes in a super affordable spread of Vietnamese street eats, including fun-sized steamed buns. Banh mi and lunch combo meals aside, the bao make an enticing appearance on the rather long-winded menu. At three dollars a pop, you can get a few, with room to spare for a side or two. More

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