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Bacon, avocado & kimchi bao buns

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

Bacon, Avocado and Kimchi Bao Buns

 200 g shortcut bacon
 6 large bao buns
 2 tbsp grapeseed or peanut oil
 3 tbsp kewpie mayo
 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
 1 tbsp soy sauce
 1 tbsp lime juice
 1 avocado, sliced into 6 wedges lengthways
 1 carrot, julienne
 1 cup kimchi
 6 slices cucumber, cut 3mm thick
 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
 ½ cup coriander
 ½ bunch enoki mushrooms (optional)
 3 tbsp roasted peanuts, crushed (optional)
 Black sesame seeds (optional)
 Sriracha, to serve

Combine hoisin, soy and lime juice in a bowl and whisk together.


Heat the oil in a large fry pan and cook off the bacon to your liking, then remove the pan from heat and set aside. Finish the bacon by brushing each piece liberally with the sauce on either side.


Place a large bamboo steamer on top of a pot of water over medium-high heat. Place a piece of baking paper into the base of the steamer, add the defrosted buns, replace the lid and steam for 2 mins or until soft enough to pull the two sides apart.


Layer each bao with mayonnaise, folded hoisin drenched bacon, a slice of avocado, cucumber, kimchi, carrot and finally garnish with coriander, enoki, spring onion, sesame seeds and peanuts as desired.


Serve with chilli sauce on the side.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6