Binging with Babish: Bao from Pixar's Bao

  • Published on Feb 19, 2019
  • Bao is a beautifully animated, thematically mature, subtle and nuanced portrait of the human condition - in other words, it's a Pixar production. To celebrate the Oscars this coming weekend, let's dive into the director's mom's own recipe, as we attempt to recreate a food so delicious, you'll want to raise it as your own until it tries to leave you and you eat it.
    Domee Shi's Mom's Recipe:
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  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish  Month ago +4320

    Which part of eating a magically-sentient food tastes best: its thoughts, feelings, hopes, fears, or ability to love?

    • Sablonanime
      Sablonanime 2 days ago

      I’d say the pork belly.

    • tech68
      tech68 6 days ago

      SCREAMS :)

    • DSimmz
      DSimmz 7 days ago

      I had no idea that the dumplings themselves were called "bao". This is just like the time I found our that Billy Ray Cyrus sang "Achy Breaky Heart"

    • Mig Salas
      Mig Salas 10 days ago

      Nobody got the steve1989mreinfo reference

    • AbsolutelyAlice
      AbsolutelyAlice 12 days ago

      Fear. It makes it tastier.

  • Jesse Greyson
    Jesse Greyson 23 hours ago

    If you’re going to do this again I recommend a thinner roll before folding on the edges. It’s just prettier.

  • Xavian Stormfang

    Nice hiss :)

  • Leaving Blank
    Leaving Blank Day ago

    Mk NICE!
    Too bad this dish didn't come with any 1940s cigarettes

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  • Aidan Bao's best muppets


  • Michlas Jensen
    Michlas Jensen 2 days ago

    hey babish!!! late comment iknow but i hope you will someday make sweetrolls from skyrim! really hope its gonna be a reality! best regards: Michlas

  • Randy Robison
    Randy Robison 2 days ago

    Neat trick: Instead of using parchment or wax paper, use cabbage to line your bamboo steamer. Preferably a napa cabbage. Clean, tastes good, and no having to throw anything away after.

  • k
    k 2 days ago

    5:08 what kinda honey is that 🤨🤨

  • Ali Love
    Ali Love 2 days ago

    The tiny whisk is back at it! Your videos keep getting better and better Babish. Nicely done yet again!

  • James stephens
    James stephens 2 days ago

    a nice smooth *supple* ball of dough

  • Scoots MaGoots
    Scoots MaGoots 2 days ago

    ~opens fermented red bean paste~ whoa, nice hiss

  • Krystal McKittrick
    Krystal McKittrick 2 days ago

    Steve MRE AND Charlie Day?!? 🥰🥰🥰

  • scrambler bricks
    scrambler bricks 2 days ago

    Is that a Steve mre reference by any chance?

  • Epic Miller
    Epic Miller 2 days ago

    You really have to grind the pork yourself. Like a fatty shoulder cut. Store packed ground pork is way too lean. It will come out dry as paper.

  • J S
    J S 3 days ago

    I don’t think China has realized how awesome their food is, they should own the world right now... every McDonald’s should have bao

  • Univ.s Fell
    Univ.s Fell 3 days ago


  • The comment below mine is dumb

    You're doing it wrong you are only uspposed to use your hands and chopsticks

  • Flipflopz Threeonethree

    To all the poor Steve fans out there losing their minds: the other reference was in the Adventure Time special, at 7:48.

  • Stefan Louw
    Stefan Louw 3 days ago

    I love your channel...and love your passion, but I beg of you to include a screenshot pause recipe And method retaining around 5 seconds...just a suggestion?

  • JLdaydream
    JLdaydream 3 days ago

    I feel weirdly citicised when you said " try not eating the bowl like a bowl of cereal you selfish weirdo"

  • Aurora Love
    Aurora Love 4 days ago

    The way he pronounces 包子 😂

  • Vaporeon Trainer
    Vaporeon Trainer 4 days ago +1

    I love that Disney animation

  • m7md for games
    m7md for games 4 days ago

    We eat something like this in saudi arabia but has meat inside and some poeple like to eat it so spicy with seasoning

  • Jasmine Flores
    Jasmine Flores 4 days ago +1

    Title reminded me of baozi Xiumin 😭😩💕

  • skellaradart
    skellaradart 4 days ago

    Rather than lining the steamer with parchment paper, you can line it with pieces of cabbage! Some dimsum places do this, and we also do it at home. You wouldn't have to put any oil down to make the bao not stick, as they should pull fairly easily from the cabbage.

  • tarvox727
    tarvox727 4 days ago

    Since these freeze so well, should the cook time be adjusted when steaming from frozen?

  • Potassium Cyanide
    Potassium Cyanide 5 days ago

    That show is very emotional

    ASiAN TRUMPUTiN 5 days ago

    Also, u can put some black vinegar on the bao. Tastes good. Trust me, I'm Chinese.

  • Zhan Li Voo
    Zhan Li Voo 5 days ago

    Do soup dumplings, those things are orgasm in your mouth

  • TheOnly Vision
    TheOnly Vision 5 days ago

    Steve MRE!!

  • TheOnly Vision
    TheOnly Vision 5 days ago

    Steve MRE!!

  • Meme Chronicles
    Meme Chronicles 5 days ago

    tf is a bao

  • toma nic
    toma nic 5 days ago

    Babish 1989

  • Warren Zhang
    Warren Zhang 5 days ago

    Actually you don't cook the pork, You just mix up the ground raw pork with the vegetable, and then mix them with vegetable.

  • sandar elliott
    sandar elliott 6 days ago

    i love the reference, it was spot on and perfect! haha

  • Genn Z864
    Genn Z864 6 days ago

    I would LOVE it if you did a kitchen tour! I just do not know how you have all these utensils placed away.

  • Avalanche TV
    Avalanche TV 6 days ago

    Can you make it silent?

  • douk990
    douk990 6 days ago

    Let's put in onto a tray.... NICE

  • J Ritchie
    J Ritchie 7 days ago

    You should make the Durr burger in fortnite

  • Malinerries
    Malinerries 7 days ago

    балдежные позы

  • Angus Davies
    Angus Davies 7 days ago

    lol 'glove-d'

  • Deborah Pate
    Deborah Pate 7 days ago

    Why I caught the mre channel reference I have no idea lol

  • Not Andrea
    Not Andrea 7 days ago

    Btw it spells as Baozi but actually pronounces as Baoz.

  • Not Andrea
    Not Andrea 7 days ago

    The caption author isn't doing their job very effectively. Other than that this is again a very good video. As I Chinese myself had to say that your cooking skill is really good to make Bao because the hell I know how hard it can be to get the dough around the filling without accidentally poke a hole in it. Good job:)

  • James Anderson
    James Anderson 7 days ago

    Collab with steve mre!!!

  • Koanda Bear
    Koanda Bear 7 days ago


  • CJYi Cheah
    CJYi Cheah 7 days ago +1

    What???? We actually don't put honey
    😂😂Just sugar

  • Alexutulll
    Alexutulll 8 days ago

    After i saw that the the recipe left some raw meat it got pretty grosse

  • Player 1
    Player 1 8 days ago

    u see what you did there at 5:30 XD

  • Cooking Zen
    Cooking Zen 8 days ago

    What kind of watch is that? I really like it, plus the episode

  • Michael Gildersleeve
    Michael Gildersleeve 8 days ago +1

    Love the steve1989 reference

  • Ainslie Waterford
    Ainslie Waterford 8 days ago

    wait was that a Steve MRE reference

  • Templyn
    Templyn 8 days ago

    Nice job man!

  • Brandon Ortega
    Brandon Ortega 8 days ago

    Please do the leftover night from the incredibles!

  • ethangamingvidz
    ethangamingvidz 8 days ago

    Who else cried whatching boa

  • The average normie
    The average normie 9 days ago

    Can i have a list of the ingredients?

  • Tommy Clout
    Tommy Clout 9 days ago

    Kosher salt > salt

  • Beeby8 Reviews
    Beeby8 Reviews 9 days ago

    3:37 I kinda wanted it to cry and come alive when he bit into it.

  • Lucas Dale
    Lucas Dale 9 days ago

    its CHA siu not CHAR siu. otherwise i enjoyed the vid

    • Alice
      Alice 6 days ago

      In English, Char Siu is a valid way of spelling it :)

  • Tom Foolery
    Tom Foolery 9 days ago +1

    TIL SteveMRE fans are fuckin' annoying. Stop commenting about it!

  • Josh Beebe
    Josh Beebe 9 days ago

    The nice mmmckay that mre guy rocks. I laugh everytime.

  • Remy McSpanky
    Remy McSpanky 9 days ago +1

    That steve1989 reference made my day.

  • Zhenny ByeBye
    Zhenny ByeBye 10 days ago

    Lining the steam basket with cabbage leaves also works perfectly! No oil needed!

  • ゚BobFredIII
    ゚BobFredIII 10 days ago

    Who else thought they went into the wrong theatre during incredibles2

  • Eric G
    Eric G 10 days ago


  • kirk corpin
    kirk corpin 10 days ago

    Siomai rice

  • kirk corpin
    kirk corpin 10 days ago


  • Cooper13
    Cooper13 10 days ago

    I heard that SteveMRE reference. Fucking love it.

  • NuclearElite
    NuclearElite 10 days ago

    Don’t they look like dumplings

  • JokeDeity
    JokeDeity 11 days ago +1

    I...I can't believe Babish just did a Steve1989MREInfo impression...I love that so much. I kind of didn't know that anyone else knew who he was. I love his videos and I'm so surprised to see him impersonated by a much bigger channel.

  • Tim Nikeee
    Tim Nikeee 11 days ago

    Pls tell me do i need a bamboo steaming basket or does a normal steming basket in a pot with a lid on work

  • Ana Luiza Marçal
    Ana Luiza Marçal 11 days ago

    Watching while hungry is not a good idea

  • Vincent Guan
    Vincent Guan 11 days ago

    This is fking authentic.....From a Chinese guy.

    • Vincent Guan
      Vincent Guan 11 days ago

      You may want to put some Red yeast rice in the sauce, which will give you better color.

  • Wasted Timeandeffort
    Wasted Timeandeffort 11 days ago +1

    Did anyone else get the reference at 5:30?

    • Fortnite
      Fortnite 7 days ago

      I don't get it, please explain it to me

  • Panchito
    Panchito 11 days ago

    Not chinese enough
    Need msg

  • McMuffinMan17
    McMuffinMan17 11 days ago

    Fr when people first saw this before the incredibles how confused were we all?

  • SGT DishWasher
    SGT DishWasher 11 days ago


  • josh hout
    josh hout 11 days ago +2

    He should do a randy from South Park episode there’s so many recipes

  • Nathan Cunningham
    Nathan Cunningham 11 days ago

    You can taste it tho before putting it in get a small amount of the filling cook it if it needs more seasoning

  • Brad Kannry
    Brad Kannry 11 days ago +1

    Little steve mre reference in the vid, nicee

  • ByXtremez
    ByXtremez 11 days ago

    Subtitles stops at 1:14

  • MothyBoiii
    MothyBoiii 11 days ago


  • Tiana Sharma
    Tiana Sharma 12 days ago


  • C11ck
    C11ck 12 days ago

    Do you think this kind of thing would work with some kind of fish?

  • OnlyWater Ent.
    OnlyWater Ent. 12 days ago


  • D Angus
    D Angus 12 days ago

    I would simply eat the finished pork belly, no dough needed :)

  • Roger le
    Roger le 12 days ago +3

    This is too much work, I'mma just go to my grandma's

  • Wandering Marine Veteran
    Wandering Marine Veteran 12 days ago +1

    5:30 Steve1989 reference!

  • Sphynx
    Sphynx 12 days ago

    "You selfish weirdo"

  • LeafReinert
    LeafReinert 13 days ago +3

    That Steve reference. Nice!

  • Shug Holman
    Shug Holman 13 days ago +2

    The mre Steve reference caught me off guard. Kudos

  • Hayden Lau
    Hayden Lau 13 days ago

    Do Eat Drink man woman

  • CryAboutIt
    CryAboutIt 13 days ago

    This guy is like a British Babish, but he has a science channel instead of a cooking channel.

  • kymmi lee
    kymmi lee 13 days ago +1

    I’m impressed, and I love how your video shows the mistakes you’ve made such as not putting oil on the parchment paper. And I love your dry sense of humor. Keep posting!

  • Valerie D
    Valerie D 13 days ago +19

    4:04 you have fermented red bean paste on hand, but ginger is too much to ask 🤣

  • Christian Twitty
    Christian Twitty 13 days ago


  • Saskia Lay
    Saskia Lay 13 days ago


  • LegendaryBeaner
    LegendaryBeaner 13 days ago +2

    Let’s put this comment on a post.. Nice!!!
    Love that reference to Steve1989mre!!

  • Ben Sousae
    Ben Sousae 13 days ago

    wonderfully looking bun buns