Video Shows How To Create Your Own 'Bao' Dumplings Using Oscar-Winning Short Director's Mom's Recipe

Video Shows How To Create Your Own 'Bao' Dumplings Using Oscar-Winning Short Director's Mom's Recipe
Bao/Disney/Pixar, Binging with Babish/YouTube

In case you somehow missed it, Pixar's Bao nabbed Best Animated Short Film at this year's Oscars. The film tells the story of a Chinese woman who lives out her motherhood dreams with a homemade dumpling who comes to life. The short is filled with images of a dumpling that looks equal parts adorable and delicious.

See for yourself:

✔️ Short movie "Bao" By Disney and Pixar!!! HD , Full movie ✔️www.youtube.com

Leading up to the awards show, the film's Chinese-Canadian director Domee Shi released her mother's dumpling recipe and one YouTuber has shown us all how to make it.


The recipe includes complete directions for making both the tasty pork filling along with the somewhat intimidating dough.

Youtuber Binging with Babish decided to embark on making Domee Shi's mom's dumplings.

Binging with Babish: Bao from Pixar's Baoyoutu.be

He captioned the cooking tutorial,

"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."

The video shows Babish struggling to make the Bao dumplings, repeatedly making mistakes and encouraging his viewers not to make the same errors.

First he makes the mistake of proving the dough without using that time to mix the filling.

Second he doesn't put oil on the papers he places the dumplings on for steaming. This causes his first batch of dumplings to stick and break when he attempts to pick them up.

Babish's humble tutorial and the delicious result have inspired people everywhere to make their own dumplings.







For others it simply reinforced their love for the Academy Award winning short.



Now I'm hungry.

If you can't manage to make your own bao, get the next best thing: this adorable Disney Pixar Bao t-shirt depicting the Nine Feelings of Emotion. If you can't eat some bao, be one!

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