Char Sui Pinch Buns Assembly Instructions

Char Sui Pinch Buns Assembly Instructions

Sara ReillyJune 08, 2021

Wholesome Humpday, June 9, 2021


Back by popular demand, house-made bao buns served with char sui style BBQ pork and select toppings. Comes with a side of Taiwanese egg fried rice and stir fried garlic bok choy.


  • 1 bag pork tenderloins 
  • 1 bag bao buns
  • 1 container hoisin sauce
  • 1 bag cabbage
  • 1 bag peanuts
  • 1 bag cilantro
  • 1 bag bok choy
  • 1 pan rice


  • Preheat oven to 400. Shake excess marinate from tenderloins and place on an oiled sheet pan. Roast in the oven for 25-40 minutes or until at least 145 degrees. If you prefer more caramelization you can broil for a couple minutes after roasting. Let rest 5 minutes then slice into 1/4 inch slices or however you prefer. Alternatively tenderloins can be cooked on the stovetop in a fry pan over medium heat, first slice to desired thickness then after searing both sides turn to low and cover, continue cooking until 145 degrees.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of water to rice and recover, place covered pan of rice into oven for 20-25 minutes until 165 degrees. Alternatively rice can be transferred to a covered microwave safe dish, fluffing with a fork every 60 seconds until 165 degrees.
  • Heat a large fry pan or skillet over medium high heat. Once hot a a little oil and once oil is hot and shimmers (not smoking) add the bok choy. Saute in batches as to not crowd the pan. Cook to desired level of caramelization. Alternatively bok choy can be broiled on a sheet pan, watching carefully, until desired degree of doneness. Sprinkle with salt as desired.
  • Wrap bao bund in a towel and microwave until just warm. Alternatively bao can be wrapped in foil and warmed in the oven for the last 5 minutes or so of cooking time.


  • DIvide buns, 3 per person onto dinner plates. Fill buns with pork, cabbage and cilantro and garnish with peanuts and hoisin sauce.
  • Divide rice and bok choy onto dinner plates alongside the pinch buns.

Notes from Sara:

This is my personal favorite mealkit. What really make this meal shine is the super fresh bao made by Chef Katie, each one is made by hand and freshly steamed with love. If you've never had them fresh it could be a life changing experience. I can't get enough of the flavor combination of sweet, sour and umami all crammed into a little fluffy cloud. Enjoy!