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Kaya Bao

Kaya Bao. Bao or steamed buns are popular among the Chinese communities and is usually eaten during breakfast or as a snack at any time of the day.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Nyonya
Keyword Kaya Bao
Servings 4 people
Calories 216 kcal


  • 500 g low protein flour or Bao flour
  • 9 g Instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoon double action baking powder
  • 100 g fine sugar
  • 230 ml water / Pandan juice, Blend 6 pandan leaves with water plus 1 tsp vinegar
  • 50 g shortening


To make dough:

  1. Mix all ingredients together and knead until it is smooth and elastic. Cover with a damp cloth and leave dough aside to rest for 15-20 minutes.

To wrap Bao:

  1. Scoop Kaya filling with a small ice cream scoop or 1/2 Tbsp to make balls.

  2. Divide dough into 50g each.

  3. Flatten dough and wrap the filling.

  4. Let it rest for 40 minutes or till Bao is double in size.

  5. Steam Bao for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Kaya Bao
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 223mg6%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Sugar 24g27%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.