Steam Bao vs Baked Bao

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Howard

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I was trapped, I couldn't even tell it was paper at first, it REALLY looked like the dough. I looked today for the place I went to, Cafe Chin Chin, its now closed.
Probably because of the stupid name. Cafe Penis, lol.
 

nageov3t

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what about scott'd bao?

scottbaio2.jpg
 

Cerb

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I'm not Asian, and I've never heard of baked boa, nor would I want to try. The kind of dough used for boa is not a baking dough. It might be good, but there's no way it would be able to compete with natchitoches pies, esfirra, patties, pasties, knishes, etc..

Steamed boa, with seasoned pork (Asian style BBQ, US style BBQ, boiled-to-hell in a crock pot...doesn't seam to matter, as long as the juices get into the dough), and cabbage separating them....heaven. And that's just my own boa. I have great confidence that if I knew a good SE Asian cook, or knew a good restaurant to get some, mine would be put to shame.
 

dighn

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I'm not Asian, and I've never heard of baked boa, nor would I want to try. The kind of dough used for boa is not a baking dough. It might be good, but there's no way it would be able to compete with natchitoches pies, esfirra, patties, pasties, knishes, etc..

Steamed boa, with seasoned pork (Asian style BBQ, US style BBQ, boiled-to-hell in a crock pot...doesn't seam to matter, as long as the juices get into the dough), and cabbage separating them....heaven. And that's just my own boa. I have great confidence that if I knew a good SE Asian cook, or knew a good restaurant to get some, mine would be put to shame.

baked boa are more like bread with filling. they are quite tasty. i like the ones with chicken or curry fillings.

i've had better steamed ones though.
 

Cerb

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baked boa are more like bread with filling. they are quite tasty. i like the ones with chicken or curry fillings.

i've had better steamed ones though.
The problem would be that there are dumplings/pies that use doughs better suited to baking, including saturated fats and yeast. FI, using a similar filling, how would baked boa compare to esfirra (aka esfira, esfiha, sfiha), it's most direct Western competitor?
 

gorcorps

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So is it "bao" or "boa" because I've seen both here so SOMEBODY doesn't know what the fuck they're talking about.
 

Cerb

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What is "boa"?
What, wait, we're not talking about snakes? :)

Proofreader is one job I'll never have. You will find such chronic misspellings through my entire post history, I'm sure, if you happened to be that bored, one day. I know it is bao, but I guess boa comes off easier (being a more common term in English), and I don't see a difference with anything that close, if it's not pointed out.
 
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Howard

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What, wait, we're not talking about snakes? :)

Proofreader is one job I'll never have. You will find such chronic misspellings through my entire post history, I'm sure, if you happened to be that bored, one day. I know it is bao, but I guess boa comes off easier (being a more common term in English), and I don't see a difference with anything that close, if it's not pointed out.
Huh? It's spelled that way because that's how it's pronounced in English.
 

dighn

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The problem would be that there are dumplings/pies that use doughs better suited to baking, including saturated fats and yeast. FI, using a similar filling, how would baked boa compare to esfirra (aka esfira, esfiha, sfiha), it's most direct Western competitor?

dunno but they taste pretty good to me!


to others: boa was a typo.
 

Cerb

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Huh? It's spelled that way because that's how it's pronounced in English.
I've always heard it pronounced as bow. "ao" for "ow" seems to be pretty much only used when romanizing SE Asian names of things. IoW, baozi, bao, Liao, and Laos is my entire vocabulary of ao=ow.

Next up, ghoti!
 

Mr. Pedantic

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It's more accurate as bao. Bow as in 'take a bow' is reasonable, but it's still not right. And bow as in 'bow tie' is just completely wrong.
 

Howard

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I've always heard it pronounced as bow. "ao" for "ow" seems to be pretty much only used when romanizing SE Asian names of things. IoW, baozi, bao, Liao, and Laos is my entire vocabulary of ao=ow.

Next up, ghoti!
China is in East Asia
 

Cerb

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China is in East Asia
Like Mozambique is in East Africa, in a way that excludes it from being South as well, yes.

I don't know anyone under 40 (IE, within my approximate age group) that considers dead guys' political interests to be the most important factor in whether somewhere is geographically north, south, east, or west, with the sole exception of the Middle East (being currently of political importance). Southeast Asia would have at least been understood to include Taiwan, and some of China's Southern mainland provinces, if not China as a whole (IE, East could encompass what used to be Indochina, China, Koreas, Japan, Siberia, etc.), in a normal conversation.

It's more accurate as bao. Bow as in 'take a bow' is reasonable, but it's still not right. And bow as in 'bow tie' is just completely wrong.
Or bough, which also has no alternate meaning with different pronunciation. Sometimes it amazes me that a phonetic alphabet didn't catch on.
 

Howard

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Like Mozambique is in East Africa, in a way that excludes it from being South as well, yes.

I don't know anyone under 40 (IE, within my approximate age group) that considers dead guys' political interests to be the most important factor in whether somewhere is geographically north, south, east, or west, with the sole exception of the Middle East (being currently of political importance). Southeast Asia would have at least been understood to include Taiwan, and some of China's Southern mainland provinces, if not China as a whole (IE, East could encompass what used to be Indochina, China, Koreas, Japan, Siberia, etc.), in a normal conversation.
Stop trolling kthx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southeast_Asia