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Pork Bao Buns

Pork Bao Buns

Pork Bao Buns are snow colored fluffy buns filled with a flavor pork mixture.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 10 Buns
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Wendy


  • Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


Dough Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup room temperature water


  • 2 cups ground pork
  • ¼ cup minced onion


  • 1 tbsp. light soy
  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp. hoisin
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch


  • In a small bowl add your soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, sugar, corn starch, and water.
  • Stir to combine.
  • In the Instant Pot add your pork, and onion.
  • Cook until almost done add your sauce,
  • Stir to combine.
  • Saute for 5 minutes.
  • Once done remove from the Instant Pot and set to the side.
  • Clean the Instant Pot and dry.
  • In a small bowl add your flour, instant yeast, and sugar.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Add your flour mixture to a stand mixer, use a dough hook attachment.
  • Add your room temp water to the mixture.
  • Knead the dough mixture for 5 minutes.
  • Add in the salt and continue to knead until the dough is smooth.
  • LET it rest, covered, till double, about 45 mins.
  • Roll the dough out on a flour coated surface.
  • Using a 4-5 inch circle cookie cutter, cut your buns out.
  • Work with one dough at a time.
  • Place the filling at the center and then gather the sides to enclose
  • the bun and pinch to seal.
  • Cover with a clean cloth and let them proof for about 15 minutes.
  • Let the dough rise at room temperature.
  • This may take about 10-15 mins at warm temperature.
  • Pour 1 cup of water into the inner pot of Instant Pot.
  • Place a metal trivet in there.
  • You can use either a bamboo basket or a plate to steam the buns.
  • Place it on top of the trivet.
  • Arrange 3-4 proofed buns in the basket or on a plate.
  • Close the lid.
  • Turn the steam release valve to "sealing".
  • Press "Steamer" and set the timer to 3 minutes.
  • After 3 minutes of steaming, wait 1 minute and then release pressure.
  • Serve and enjoy..


You can change the filling to chicken or beef or anything that you prefer. 


Serving: 1Bun | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 406mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 2mg