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A baozi or simply known as bao, bau, nunu, pow, pau is a type of steamed, filled bun or bread-like (i.e. made with yeast) item in various Chinese cuisines, as there is much variation as to the fillings and the preparations.

Left: pumpkin baozi.

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In its bun-like aspect it is very similar to the traditional Chinese mantou. It can be filled with meat and/or vegetarian fillings. It can be eaten at any meal in Chinese culture, and is often eaten for breakfast.

Left: Baozi and jaozi on a steam barrel. A common sight throughout China.



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