Gua Bao Buns

Gua Bao Buns
PREP TIME 10 MINS
COOK TIME 60 MINS
SERVES 4 to 12

Gua Bao Buns

Boldly flavoured hand-held bao buns filled with crunchy salad and succulent pork with crispy crackling, these are perfect for functions and snack portions.

PREP TIME 10 MINS
COOK TIME 60 MINS
SERVES 4 to 12

Ingredients:

For the Pickled Cabbage

  • 3 tbsp. White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 80 g Wombok Cabbage, finely shredded
  • 80 g Red Cabbage, finely shredded

 

  • 500 g Roasted Pork Loin or Belly, with crackling
  • 12 Gua Bao Buns
  • 2 medium Carrots, peeled and shredded
  • ½ cup of unsalted Peanuts, toasted and crushed, to serve
  • 12 packets MasterFoods™ Mild Sweet Thai Chilli Sauce Squeeze-On, to serve
  • Fresh Coriander, to serve

 

Cooking Instructions:

  1. First, make the pickled cabbage by mixing the vinegar, sugar and salt until dissolved and pouring over the cabbage. Give everything a good mix and set aside. When ready to assemble, drain the liquid and pat cabbage try with paper towel.
  2. Preheat an oven 180°C. To refresh the crackling from the pork, cook for 5 minutes until it crisps and bubbles. Remove and break, cut into 3 cm pieces.
  3. Steam the buns as per manufacturer’s instructions and thinly slice the pork.
  4. To assemble, layer some carrot, pickled cabbage, then pork into the buns. Sprinkle over with peanuts and squeeze the sweet Thai chilli sauce over, finishing with some fresh coriander.

 

Tips:

  • Also great with MasterFoods™ Soy Sauce or MasterFoods™ Chilli & Lime Dressing.
  • Add lime wedges, cucumber and spring onions for more texture.
  • Replace the pork with stir fried tofu for a vegetarian friendly option.
  • For something different, the pork can be replaced with poached shredded chicken or seared beef.