Chinese steamed custard buns also called Nai Wong Bao are deliciously sweet dessert. A popular Asian treat found at Dim Sum restaurants, but I’m going to show you how to make these right at home!
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, my family and I would have dim sum at least once a week at our favorite Chinatown teahouse. It was exciting to see the servers push shiny silver steam carts filled with goodies around to each table. The pushcarts are loaded with different types of a la carte items like steamed dumplings, rice noodles with seafood or meat, chicken feet, sticky rice, and sweets.
I don’t speak Cantonese fluently, but I began to learn quickly how to order my favorite foods at Chinese restaurants. Even to this day, I anticipate the steam cart that brings my favorite dim sum treat; Nai Wong Bao or steamed custard buns! This is my absolute favorite comfort food, and I am delighted to share this bun recipe with you….