Buffalo Oyster Mushroom Bao

Buffalo Oyster Mushroom Bao

It’s funny you should mention my Buffalo Oyster Shroom Bao buns, because that’s actually my hypothetical drag name: Buffalo Bao 

It’s a play on buffalo bill, you see? Except Bill is Bao because I love Bao. Drag names are always the best when you have to explain them, everyone knows that.⠀

Buffalo Oyster Mushroom Bao

Buffalo Oyster Mushroom Bao

The crispiest, juiciest, buffalo oyster mushroom bao. Totally vegan and beyond satisfying, these guys are the bao you've always dreamt of!
4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 1 hr 25 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese-Inspired
Keyword: Recipe, Vegan, Vegan Bao Bun Recipe
Calories: 424kcal
Author: Richard
Servings: 6


  • bamboo steamer


For the Egg Coating

  • 120 g vegan yogurt unsweetened and unflavoured
  • 40 g plant milk
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce

For the Spiced Flour

  • 300 g plain white flour
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tsp old bay seasoning
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

For the Buffalo Sauce

  • 113 g vegan butter or margarine
  • 60 ml sriracha sauce
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

For the Bao

  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 120 g oyster mushrooms
  • 6 bao buns or use frozen store-bought buns
  • small bunch coriander


To Make the Batter

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the egg batter. In a separate bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the spiced flour. Set aside.

To Make the Buffalo Sauce

  • Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Allow the vegan butter to melt, while whisking constantly. Once the mix is smooth and homogenous, remove form the heat and set aside.

To Make the Bao

  • Separate the oyster mushrooms (if they're all connected in a bunch) into bite-sized pieces.
  • Place a bamboo steamer over a pan of simmering water or switch on an electric steamer. Fill with your bao buns, separated by greaseproof paper so the don't stick to the steamer or to eachother. Steam gently for around 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place a medium, high-sided saucepan over a medium heat and fill with around 2 inches of vegetable oil. Bring to around 170c. If you don't have a thermometer, just drop a little bit of your spiced flour mixture in after a few minutes – it should sizzle and bubble immediately.
  • Once your oil is hot, with one hand take an oyster mushroom and roll it around in the spiced flour. Remove it from the flour with the same hand and drop into the "egg" mixture.
  • Use the other hand to remove the mushroom from the "egg" mixture and drop it back into the spiced flour. Cover it in flour with the same hand, then carefully drop it into the hot oil. Quickly repeat the process with another three mushrooms.
  • Fry the mushrooms in small batches until golden brown and crispy on the outside. Remove from the oil and place on a tray lined with kitchen roll, to help absorb some of the excess oil. Repeat until all the mushrooms are fried.
  • Whisk your buffalo sauce to re-homogenise. Place the fried oyster mushrooms in a bowl and then drizzle the sauce over them. Toss or gently stir to combine.
  • Fill each steamed bao bun with fried, dressed mushrooms and some sprigs of coriander. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Oyster Mushroom Bao
Amount Per Serving
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 1334mg58%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 784IU16%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 thoughts on “Buffalo Oyster Mushroom Bao”

  1. This is a blog to watch for sure. I think you have a really awesome writing style by the way. Very easy to read. Your blog design is so clean too! Thank you all the hard work!

    1. Thanks for the positivity Brian! Appreciate your comment about the blog design. The writing was done by Richard Makin, as mentioned in the recipe. He has great style indeed!

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