Steamed Bao Buns with Egg and Avocado

steamed buns with eggs

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Dim sum for breakfast! These Steamed Bao Buns with Egg and Avocado are the perfect breakfast sandwich. It’s our Asian version of an Egg McMuffin! These fluffy steamed buns come from the Asian market in the frozen section. Just steam them in your bamboo steamer for 10 minutes and they fluff up like little pillows. Stuff these beauties with eggs and green onions, slices of avocado, and bean sprouts for a little crunch. Then the kicker — a drizzle of Sriracha sauce for a little heat! These soft and airy steamed buns will rock your world! Try stuffing these buns with just about anything you have on hand — bacon, sushi-grade fish, smoked chicken, pulled pork, pickled veggies — so many options!

steamed bunsThese steamed Bao buns are ideal for a breakfast sandwich! Our Steamed Bao Buns with Egg and Avocado recipe makes enough for four, but you may not want to share! 

bao bunsStock up on these frozen Bao Buns! They’re perfect for a quick Bao sandwich. Steam them up in your bamboo steamer in just 10 minutes until they’re fluffy little pillows! Find them at your local Asian market.

bao bunsSimple ingredients make this Steamed Bao Buns with Egg and Avocado sandwich so easy and delicious.

bao buns with eggsUse your bamboo steamer or a pot with a steamer insert to steam these beautiful Bao buns.

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Steamed Bao Buns with Egg and Avocado
Serves: 4
  • 4 Bao buns (frozen package)
  • 4 eggs
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • ½ large avocado, sliced
  • ¼ cup bean sprouts
  • Sriracha sauce for drizzling
  • Toasted sesame seeds for sprinkling
  1. Steam the Bao buns in a bamboo steamer or a pot with a steamer insert for 10 minutes until they fluff up. Remove and let cool.
  2. While the buns are steaming, whisk the eggs with salt, pepper, and the green onions. Using a non-stick pan, cook the eggs on low heat for 1-2 minutes letting the eggs set. Flip the eggs with a rubber spatula and cook another 20 seconds until done. Remove from the pan and cut into rounds. (I used a small single egg pan to make mine in four batches.)
  3. To assemble: Fold the rounded egg over and place inside the Bao bun. Top the egg with avocado slices and bean sprouts. Drizzle the sriracha sauce on top and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Serve immediately.
You can find the Bao buns in the freezer section of your local Asian market.

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If you liked this recipe, try our Vegetarian Steamed Buns.

vegetarian steamed buns

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