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 Bao youtu.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.
I want to make bao again soon! https://t.co/jdblwETT1y— Tea & 📚 & Music (@Tea & 📚 & Music)1551063018.0
https://t.co/rfhDZNgx56 gonna make these and freeze it for my baby so she can eat at school— pink thick wig ass (@pink thick wig ass)1551097313.0
https://t.co/Alw2wIoJnM This seems like more work than just using Pillsbury Grands cut in half, but it also looks worth it.— Chris Shabsin (@Chris Shabsin)1550668841.0
This week's Binging with Babish tackles the bao buns from the Disney/Pixar short...Bao. I've never been good at mak… https://t.co/ZFtCqliJEE— Thomas A. Dreyfuss (@Thomas A. Dreyfuss)1550606955.0
Tried the bao recipe from the Pixar short! They ain’t pretty but they taste good ✌🏻 https://t.co/rtGLicmhaR— ✨🌙Shannon Manor🌙✨ (@✨🌙Shannon Manor🌙✨)1538330220.0
@ThriftyJinxy I really want to try these out!— Mama's Geeky - Tessa Smith (@Mama's Geeky - Tessa Smith)1528985561.0
@ThriftyJinxy Oh my goodness, I want to make these with my little one. #Bao was fantastic!— PinkNinjaBlogger (@PinkNinjaBlogger)1528981796.0
For others it simply reinforced their love for the Academy Award winning short.
BAO is the BEST. https://t.co/WJi7dUUtGH— Greg Morabito (@Greg Morabito)1551062803.0
@MotherJones @MotherJonesFood The short film about dumplings was the very best. Winner in my opinion.— Nancy Bostar (@Nancy Bostar)1551019485.0
@noguiltlife It is SO precious! #Bao #Incredibles2Event— Christy Maurer (@Christy Maurer)1528926297.0
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!