I am so excited about these little pork belly bao buns! I’ve wanted to post the recipe for a bit, but I was waiting for the right moment. And the impending NYE festivities seem like as good a time as any. I have always felt that NYE parties are really about little bites and cute appetizers and these FIT THE BILL. Pork belly bao are taiwanese street food that we’ve seen a large influx of in the US over the last couple of years. I love them because they are so fun and customizable! You can really play around with different filling ingredients based on whatever suits your tastes. I kept these real simple so that you can spend more time mingling on NYE than slaving in the kitchen. And let me tell you, your guests will be IMPRESSED.
Some of these ingredients may be difficult to find, but a trip to your local asian market or grocery store will usually yield great results. If you want to make your own buns, I’ve got a recipe here. I opted for store bought, because it just made my life easier. You can usually find the buns in the freezer section of most asian grocery stores and I just steamed them for about 10 minutes from frozen before using. Happy almost New Year!