Here are a few frequently asked questions we get with how to cook our Frozen Bao Bun
How to steam Bao Buns from frozen?
Pour some water into a pan which the steamer can fit into. Put parchment paper or liner in the middle of the bamboo steamer. Place the bao buns (gua baos) on the parchment paper and put the steamer’s lid on. Steam with boiling water for 10-15 minutes until fluffy. Serve with your choice of filling and salad. We have a great Crispy Tofu recipe here.
Can you steam frozen Bao Buns in the microwave?
Place a damp paper towel on top of the frozen Bao Buns. Place your Bao Buns on a microwave-safe plate. Reheat for about 20 seconds until piping hot. Add slightly more time if necessary, but not too much or your bun will dry out.
How do you steam the Bao Buns without a Bamboo Steamer?
To reheat, place frozen buns into a steamer. Steam for 5-8 minutes until piping hot inside.
How do you steam buns without getting soggy?
Line the metal steamer with greaseproof paper, this will protect it. Do not overfill with water. Don’t let your bao touch the sides, as the sides of the metal steamer can become quite wet. Cover the pan with a clean tea towel to absorb any condensation and then place lid on top.
How do you reheat steamed buns?
If you are using a steamer you can just place it back in the steamer and steam for 5-7 minutes. If you want to reheat with a microwave wrap your bun loosely with a damp paper towel. Place your Bao Bun on a microwave-safe plate. Reheat for about 20 seconds until piping hot.