Today we present a simple but flavorful recipe for the Vietnamese dish Bánh Bao - but in the vegan version! 👇 With a few small adjustments we conjure up a delicious, vegan Bánh Bao, which is in no way inferior to the conventional variants. ✨
Traditionally, bánh bao are prepared with meat filling. But the veggie trend is also spilling over into Far Eastern cuisine 🙂 and that's why today we're showing how to prepare this dish entirely without animal products - and without sacrificing taste and enjoyment!
First, let's take care of the ingredients. For the vegan Bánh Bao we need the following products:
The first step in preparing bánh bao is to prepare the yeast dough. Mix the flour with the dry yeast and salt in a bowl and slowly add the warm water. Knead the dough well and let it rise covered in a warm place. 👍
Now the filling comes into play. Crumble the tofu and fry it in a pan with the diced carrots, chopped garlic and the edamame. Season with soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil and let cool. ❤
Now it's time to get down to business: divide the risen dough into small pieces, roll out thinly and cover the center with the vegan filling. Fold up the edges of the dough and press firmly together to create small "bread bags". 😁
Place the bánh bao in a steamer basket and cook over boiling water for about 15-20 minutes. The dough should rise and get a nice, light color. 🍽
Now the vegan bánh bao are ready to serve! They taste best when they are still hot, but they are also a delight when cooled down. Served traditionally in small bamboo baskets, they go great with a soy sauce for dipping. 😋
Now you can sit back and enjoy your homemade vegan bánh bao. Bon appetit! 🥣
I am Julius Walter, the founder of the blog "Veganhalunke", where I write about the vegan lifestyle. As a long-time vegan, I want to inspire others to also switch to a vegan diet and live an environmentally conscious lifestyle. I offer advice and tips for making the switch to a vegan diet and hope that my blog can help make a positive change for our world.