Steam Bao vs Baked Bao

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MotionMan

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what about scott'd bao?

scottbaio2.jpg

Only reason I came in here.

/leaving

MotionMan
 
Feb 19, 2001
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The baked bao is more awesome in general. The steamed ones arent bad. At yum cha, I typically get either. But the crispy pastry ones are even better :D

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Chairman Bao sells out of their baked buns like all the time on Fridays at Off The Grid @ Fort Mason. I still haven't been able to have one yet... -.-
 

Howard

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Oct 14, 1999
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I said it should be.

Oh and I snagged me some char siu bao and loh sow bao yesterday at brunch. Mmmmmmmmmm...
As a kid I recall seeing most bao on rice paper, but lots of places I go to now use regular paper (printer paper, even?)
 

PottedMeat

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As a kid I recall seeing most bao on rice paper, but lots of places I go to now use regular paper (printer paper, even?)

was it rice paper before cooking? wouldn't that melt?

my mom uses small squares of printer paper for steamed buns
 

Howard

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was it rice paper before cooking? wouldn't that melt?

my mom uses small squares of printer paper for steamed buns
I'm not sure. Some places still do use it - it is translucent clear/whitish after cooking, not sure what it is before.

I don't think rice paper would melt. It's not as though it were the stuff that is used around White Rabbit candy.
 

sdifox

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I'm not sure. Some places still do use it - it is translucent clear/whitish after cooking, not sure what it is before.

I don't think rice paper would melt. It's not as though it were the stuff that is used around White Rabbit candy.

I think that is more waxed paper than rice paper.

The so called rice paper would not stand up to steam.
 

digiram

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Apr 17, 2004
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steamed.. although I never had baked before and it doesn't really look good from the picture posted.