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 | rasamalaysia.com

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Nyonya
Keyword Kaya Bao


  • 500 g low protein flour or Bao flour
  • 9 g Instant yeast
  • 2 tsp 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.