Pork Belly Tacos (gua bao)
52 weeks of cooking – Taiwanese
Ever since moving to Singapore and tasting all the wonders of Asian street foods I’ve had a fondness for steamed bao. Lots of people know the classic steamed bao stuffed with BBQ pork but there are other flavors and other options for steamed bread. Gua bao or as I like to call them bao tacos, are made with the same bao dough, just transformed into a different shape and there for different eating experience. The dough is rolled into circles, folded in half and steamed, the inside is spread with a little oil so once they are cooked they can be opened with our tearing them apart. They are stuffed with crispy, sticky, braised pork belly and often accompanied by fresh cucumber slices or pickled vegetables.