Vegetarian Steamed Buns(Baozi)

  • PrepTime: 20 Mins
  • CookTime: 15 Mins
  • TotalTime: 35 Mins


    For the dough

  1. 300 g all-purpose flour
  2. 3 g salt
  3. 150-170 ml water , adjust the softness
  4. 1.5 tsp. instant yeast
  5. For the filling

  6. 3 cup finely chopped Chinese chive
  7. 2 tbsp. sesame oil , divided
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 30 g bean vermicelli , soak in clean water until soft
  10. pinch of salt
  11. 1/4 tsp. Chinese five spice powder


  1. Carefully wash the chives, remove the tough ends and then finely chop.
  2. Mix the chives with 2 teaspoons of sesame oil. You will end up with juicy and green chive after steaming.
  3. Add some vegetable oil to a pan and make an egg omelet. Cool for several minutes and cut into small pieces.
  4. Completely drain soaked bean bean vermicelli and then cut into shorter pieces. Transfer them to the filling bowl, and add salt, sesame oil and Chinese five spice powder. Give a big stir-fry to mix everything well.
  5. When the dough is ready, transfer the dough to a slightly floured board and then knead forcefully until a smooth surface. Then divide the dough into 12 portions. Roll each portion into a circle. Place 1 tablespoon of filling in the middle and seal it.
  6. Place them in steamer, turn up the fire and heat for 2-3 minutes, turn off the fire and wait for 10 to 15 minutes. Then start the fire and steam the buns for 10 minutes after the water boils. Wait for 5 minutes with lid covered and then enjoy!