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Bao Buns with Korean Fried Chicken


Looking for something fun and tasty to make at home? Why not give these bao buns a try! Warm soft bao buns paired with crunchy deep fried chicken goes down a treat for lunch or as an afternoon snack with friends and family.

Makes: 6 small buns 


6 x bao buns (small)

120g purple cabbage, shredded

Fresh coriander to garnish

Toasted sesame seeds to garnish

Fried chicken coating

450g chicken thigh, cut into big bite sizes

100g plain flour

1½ tsp garlic powder

1½ tsp onion powder

1 tsp salt

½ tsp ground white pepper

Korean sauce

3 Tbsp soy sauce

3 Tbsp grain vinegar / white vinegar

2 Tbsp Gochujang (Korean chili paste)

2 Tbsp tomato sauce

1 Tbsp white sesame seeds

100g white sugar


  1. First, mix the fried chicken coating ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a small pot, mix together the Korean sauce ingredients and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Heat up oil in a wok or deep fryer at 180 degrees.
  4. While the oil is heating up you can steam the bao buns. To do this, first heat up water in a large pot. Place cooking paper inside a bamboo (or other steamer of your choice) and place bao buns inside. Place the lid on top and steam bao buns as per packet instruction or until soft and fluffy.
  5. Dust the chicken with the coating mixture and deep-fry for 4-5 minutes or until cooked through. Place chicken on paper towels to soak up any excess oil then transfer to a large bowl. 
  6. Next, coat the fried chicken with the Korean sauce then place inside your bao buns. Top with shredded cabbage and sprinkle over the toasted sesame seeds.
  7. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot. Enjoy!
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