Posted by Corey Loftus on

Hot & Spicy Bao Bun

Hot & Spicy Bao Bun

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes 
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes 
  • Serves: 2 People 


1. Place the chicken thighs in a pot & cover in cold water, add the 1/2 tablespoon of salt & boil for 20 minutes.

2. While chicken is boiling, set up a bowl of ice, fill it with water & after the chicken is done cooking immediately place it into the bowl.

3. Take your mirin & rice vinegar and add sugar to taste. Mix until sugar is dissolved, then mix in your shredded cabbage and let sit.

4. Take another pot & boil a cup of water. Add a steaming pot on top with a brush of oil and add your steamed buns. Cover with lid & allow to steam until soft.

5. Take chicken out of the ice bath bowl & shred finely by hand, then place in a pan.

6. Bachan's Hot and Spicy Japanese Barbecue Sauce, fine ground black pepper & hickory liquid smoke to the pan & stir consistently at high heat for 5-8 minutes.

7. Open the steamed buns, then layer ingredients in this order: place miring-infused shredded cabbage first, then your Bachan's Hot & Spicy chicken in. Last, close the bun and garnish with wonton chips.

8. Plate, serve, and enjoy!!

Recipe in collaboration with Cross Hatch Eatery @crosshatcheatery