Definition of bao in English:

bao

(also baozi)

noun

  • A Chinese steamed bread roll with a filling of meat or vegetables.

    ‘the server returned with a plate of bao, some fried rice, and a big bowl of soup’
    ‘in Chinatown, you can get a bao that is triple the size for less than half the price’
    • ‘The second course was Baozi pork buns with enoki mushrooms, melted scallions and black vinegar.’
    • ‘The Shrimp spring rolls could be more accurately named super crispy tempura shrimp but the shumai was good and the pork bao a nice ratio of savory meat to soft bun.’
    • ‘Baozi are my favorite snack when I go to Asia, and I was so tickled to see all the different fillings they had!’
    • ‘The beef was served atop a fresh bao bun with some young ginger and shiso.’
    • ‘Then there is Wow Bao with a menu that includes bao (steamed buns) with various fillings and potsticker dumplings, either fried or steamed.’
    • ‘Pork-belly bao is the big seller, a hunk of meat braised in a master stock of star anise, ginger, lemongrass, soy and mandarin.’
    • ‘Tthe lively atmosphere at the hotel's restaurant lured us to a tasty and convenient meal of tacos, empanadas and bao buns.’
    • ‘You can munch on sweet and sour pork belly or Chinese steamed bao, or even smoked marrow on toast, just to name a few.’
    • ‘The steamed bao are good bets, whether stuffed with five-spice duck and peanut hoisin sauce, or with panko-crusted oysters, kimchi salad, spicy mayo and razor-thin jalapeno.’
    • ‘Partygoers munched on Chinese stuffed bao with Cantonese duck, prime rib eye with wild mushroom scone and bearnaise, and paper wrapped halibut with heirloom tomato.’

Origin

Chinese bāo ‘bun’.

Pronunciation

bao

/baʊ/