Gua Bao Recipe – The Taiwanese Hamburg

Gua Bao is a cute shaped, or to be more accurate jaw-shaped sandwich, prepared with pork chunks and bao buns. Along with exquisite taste, the history of gua bao is another interesting point. In this article, we will tell you the Gua Bao Recipe in detail and step-by-step, so it may not scare you away. As well as, we have incorporated the history and the way you can customize it with Dingolay Hot Sauces. These Hot Sauces add such flavors to your food that leaves you awestruck and asking for more.

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History of Gua Bao

Gua Bao traveled to America from China and changed the future of other sandwiches. The interesting story includes that how and why the Gua Bao was invented? It is said that a military general Zhuge Liang was coming back from a war after defeating their enemies. On their way they had to cross a river. Legend says that the deity of the river wants human sacrifices every time someone has to cross a river. Liang was very upset, other than sacrificing a human, he slaughtered a pig, prepared the bao buns, and shaped them in a way that they it looked like a human skull. The deity was fooled by these sandwiches and let him and his men cross the river.

This is how we were introduced to the tastiest and yummiest Gua Bao or Taiwanese Hamburgers. These sandwiches are very popular across Taiwan, and it is believed that when the Taiwanese migrated to America, they brought this recipe with them and today, the whole world gets to have Gua Bao. In this article, we will tell you the easiest recipe of Gua Bao, so you can have the taste of Asian street food at the ease of your home.

Gua Bao Recipe

To make Gua Bao at home may sound a lot of effort, but the result is so yummy that you would like to make them over and over again. Stick with us, and you will yourself in the kitchen by the end of the recipe.

Ingredients for Gua Bao

To make the Bao Buns, you will need:

To prepare the filling for bao buns, you will need:

Instructions to prepare Gua Bao

Since street food is loved by everyone, it only makes sense that everyone wants to make it at home too. So, to make Gua Bao at home, start with preparing pork soup, then as the pork soup is getting ready, start preparing the bao buns.

Take the pork chunks and rinse them with clean water. Let it sit in the strainer so the excess water may drain out. Then place a large skillet on medium-high flame and pour peanut oil or any vegetable oil according to your taste. Allow the oil to warm up. Add the pork pieces to it and allow all four sides to fry. As the pieces are finished, and they look relishing golden, dish them out.

In the same skillet, that you used to fry the pork chunks, add peeled and crushed garlic cloves, tied green onions, and thinly cut ginger slices and sauté them for a while. As they have sauteed add star anise, cinnamon stick, and dried Chinese chili peppers. Let them pan sear, then pour Shaoxing Wine, 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon of dim soy sauce. On the off chance that both of these are not accessible, go with the regular soy sauce and pour 3 tablespoons of it.

Allow this sauce to cook for some time. As the sauce begins to thicken, put the seared pork pieces in this sauce. Allow the pork chunks to absorb the sauce and pour three cups of water. Then sprinkle white pepper powder and brown sugar. Mix the sauce well, and bring it to a boil. Then secure the skillet with its lid, and allow it to braise for 90 minutes.

In the meantime, begin setting up the Bao Buns for they may take up your time. Bao Buns recipe is interesting to follow. However, they might get tricky to prepare, but everything revolves around the perfect proportion of the ingredients in making bao buns. So, be attentive while putting the ingredients, otherwise the buns shall not rise in the way you have imagined.

To make bao buns, add 2 cups of all-purpose flour in a large mixing bowl. Make sure you take a bowl in which you may knead the dough later easily. Then add 1 teaspoon of instant yeast, 2 teaspoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and ½ teaspoon of salt into the all-purpose flour. Mix these dry ingredients well, so that sugar and salt are spread evenly into the whole flour. Last but not the least, add ¾ cup of Milk into it and form a dough.

To prepare a proper dough, knead all the ingredients well for a good 5 minutes. Then give it a rise time of 10 minutes and wrap the bowl with cling film. Also do not forget to place the bowl in a warm place.

After 10 minutes, knead the dough again for 1 minute. By this time, we are sure the batter shall be more firm. Repeat the process, secure the bowl with cling film and let it sit in a warm place for whole one hour.

After one hour, take the dough out on a rolling pin and knead it again for two to three minutes.

Now, mold it in a firm dough and cut equal sized small 8 pieces. Generally, each piece should weigh 48 grams. By the meantime you prepare the steamer to steam them in, keep them covered in a satin napkin or a cling film. Otherwise, they will dry out.

Now shape them into small oval shaped pieces and roll them out with a rolling pin. Place each piece on a butter paper, so they do not stick with the steamer.

Place these pieces individually in a steamer and cover the steamer with its lid and let them double in size on medium-low heat. Allow them to steam for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the bao buns have risen.

As the Bao Buns prepare, look for the pork soup. That will be done by the time you have prepared the bao buns. Now, take the pork pieces out on another plate, and with a sifter, take other temptations out from the sauce.

Now allow the sauce to thicken on high flame, and cut the pork pieces into thin slices for the Bao Buns filling.

Take the delicate bao buns out of the steamer and before they cool down cut them open from the middle. They will take the shape of a semi jaw.

Spread the thickened sauce in the opening of the Bao Bun. Then, at that point, add the Pork cuts. Pour one more tablespoon of sauce to make it appetizing and desirable. You can also decorate it with chopped peanuts, sesame seeds, and olives.

Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauces

Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauces are one of the tastiest and most delicious hot sauces we have ever tried. Other than the taste, the best trait of this sauce is you can prepare your food in this sauce. You can prepare Gua Bao in this tastiest sauce and add a heavenly taste to this exquisite recipe.

Instructions to Make Gua Bao with Dingolay Hot Sauces

Pour two cups of Original Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce in the fried pork pieces and one cup of water and then let it cook in the same way as mentioned above.

Moreover, you can also add other two flavors Mango Tropical Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce or Pineapple Tropical Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce in the Bao Buns. These sauces will add flavors and tastes to the Gua Bao that were unknown to you. Serve this dish on a hi-tea, and see your guests begging for the recipe.

Uses of Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce

Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauces are prepared with 100% natural ingredients. Ripened and original Jamaican Scotch Bonnet Peppers, mangoes, pineapples, brown sugar, olive oil, pickled carrots, garlic, and exclusive Caribbean spices make these exotic sauces. Available in three different flavors i.e., Original, Mango and Pineapple Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce, they bring the hot, fiery, yet sweet and exotic taste to your food. Without overpowering the natural flavor of the food, they make it taste heavenly. Moreover, they are glute-free, and vegan-friendly, so without getting any second thought, pour it on your food, use it to marinate, or serve it as a dip. Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauces will never disappoint you.

So, head to your kitchen right now and start preparing Gua Bao as per our instructions and do not forget to share your views.

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