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.
In its bun-like aspect it is very similar to the traditional
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.
jaozi on a steam barrel. A common
sight throughout China.