Binging with Babish: Bao from Pixar's Bao

  • Published on Feb 19, 2019
  • 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.
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  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish  3 months ago +5180

    Which part of eating a magically-sentient food tastes best: its thoughts, feelings, hopes, fears, or ability to love?

    • Mason Riggs
      Mason Riggs 18 hours ago

      Is there an acceptable substitute for carrots?

    • Reverse Card
      Reverse Card 5 days ago

      Knowing that while it slowly succumbs to the burning pain of liquid fire that it knows it's dying and shall weep while i enjoy it's death

    • Schematic Nutz
      Schematic Nutz 5 days ago +1

      Make the sushi from isle of dogs movie

    • DJ BassMic
      DJ BassMic 6 days ago

      I imagine it tastes weird or bad, as you might know adding a lot of good things into one ends up tasting awful, like a Shepards Pie and English Trifle.

    • GeniusGamerShow
      GeniusGamerShow 8 days ago

      Hopes and dreams taste pretty good along with depression and suicidal thoughts.

  • Grant Irvine
    Grant Irvine 4 hours ago

    Wait ain't these normal dumblings

  • Y Kal
    Y Kal 10 hours ago

    That MRESteve hommage was hilarious

  • 67Spectre
    67Spectre 22 hours ago

    I would love to see Mrs. Lovett's meat pies from Sweeney Todd

  • The God Emperor of Mankind

    Fuck that pork belly looked so good, I would probably eat it as is because I wanted a taste

  • The Cannibal
    The Cannibal Day ago

    You really like that tiny whisk

  • Kyle Kozai
    Kyle Kozai Day ago

    Love the Steve1989 reference. Maybe you should try to recreate a ration meal. Maybe something from a WW1 or WW2 cook book or recipe

  • mc chicken
    mc chicken 2 days ago

    babish: --and I'd happily raise either of them as my own child.
    me: *how do i become a bao*

  • Javier Garcia
    Javier Garcia 3 days ago

    I learned soooo much in this episode

    APOLLO 4 days ago +1


  • emanuelle rada
    emanuelle rada 4 days ago

    We call that siopao or siomai in the philipines

  • Bee
    Bee 5 days ago

    What can I use instead of a bamboo steamer?

  • 9VARZ
    9VARZ 5 days ago

    That charsiew looks absolutely wicked! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Vitamin Memes
    Vitamin Memes 5 days ago +1

    Cries in sad

  • hey there
    hey there 5 days ago

    5:30 its from the MRE guy

  • Asiatiko
    Asiatiko 5 days ago

    Who’s Chinese and watching this

  • thediamonddasher
    thediamonddasher 5 days ago

    Fun Fact: Baozi is Chinese Bread in Chinese

  • Oren Elkaïm
    Oren Elkaïm 5 days ago

    Incredible Steve reference.

  • jeffco88
    jeffco88 5 days ago

    He did the Steve from MRE info! Nice...

  • 21cents
    21cents 5 days ago

    My middle name is Bao! :D

  • yellow potato
    yellow potato 6 days ago

    5:30 love that reference

  • Ceasar Diaz
    Ceasar Diaz 6 days ago

    Nice shoutout to the MRE guy!!

  • Alex Huynh
    Alex Huynh 6 days ago

    Watching this makes me hungry 🥟🥟🥟🥟🥟🥟🥟🥟🥢🥢🥢🥢🥡🥡🥡

  • Earth - San
    Earth - San 6 days ago

    Can you use beef instead of pork

  • Operator Tomato
    Operator Tomato 6 days ago

    Nice I got the mre video Easter egg I love watching his vids

  • Operator Tomato
    Operator Tomato 6 days ago

    Have you ever used pampered chef cook wear I’m not a seller I just wanna know my mom has a shit load of there cookware

  • Alfredo Recillas
    Alfredo Recillas 6 days ago

    Love that Steve MRE reference....nice

  • Jako Scarnia
    Jako Scarnia 6 days ago

    Omg he quoted Steve

  • kazuma desu
    kazuma desu 6 days ago

    Level of cooking
    5: amateur
    30: home cook
    75: profesional
    100: gordon ramsay
    1000000000000: asian grandma

    SU-SAN DEL REY 6 days ago

    I legit cracked when he pronounced baozi as "bao-zee"

  • byunbunbaekon
    byunbunbaekon 6 days ago +1

    Exo's Xiumin

  • deyn ganda
    deyn ganda 6 days ago +1

    xiumin is that you?! HAHAHAHA

  • Tupac Shakur
    Tupac Shakur 6 days ago

    Aye you did the steve MRE guy tray thing 😂

  • Emanuel Hurtado
    Emanuel Hurtado 6 days ago

    You are an amazing cook

  • Alex
    Alex 6 days ago

    Bro, love your show but wanted to let you know since I speak the native tongue, Bao means bun. When you call it Bao bun you basically calling it bun bun. Just a FYI. Example at a dim sum place you order chashu bao, in literal word translation it would be chashu bun.

  • The Vegan Merman
    The Vegan Merman 6 days ago

    It’s pronounced “Chaw Shoe” bao

  • todayknight 2341
    todayknight 2341 6 days ago

    I like that steve1989 reference

  • F3N1X
    F3N1X 6 days ago

    Remember when bao was free to watch

  • Ramatu Abdullah
    Ramatu Abdullah 6 days ago

    If you use the rolling pin on the edges of the dough so it’s thinner on the outside and thick on the inside it’s easier to close and give that pleated look

  • Ginser Mitqwee
    Ginser Mitqwee 6 days ago

    As an Asian we call it “Buuz”

  • trashbag larry
    trashbag larry 7 days ago +1

    5:29 I got the inside joke and I couldn't be happier 😂

  • olsian bimaj
    olsian bimaj 7 days ago

    On the meat glase you could put some liquid smoke for that extra punch

  • AT
    AT 7 days ago

    This is a good channel

  • Ethan Lowther
    Ethan Lowther 7 days ago

    I love how you incorporate how you messed up in your videos, very brave of you. If i make a bad batch of something that people know im serving I "accidentally" drop it on the floor and take no responsibility of how it turns out.

  • Paul Mitchell
    Paul Mitchell 7 days ago

    So no salt added to the dough at all ?

  • Solo 1031
    Solo 1031 7 days ago

    I know practically nothing about cooking other than the 2 culinary classes I took Feshman and Junior year in high school but I thought raw and cooked meat were NEVER supposed to make contact

  • Cake Chocolate
    Cake Chocolate 7 days ago +3

    I'm sorry but when he said "cha siu bao" the Asian part of me cringed on the inside

  • Chocolate flavored DUCKS

    "Bao" means buns in chinese soooo " bao bun " is a lil redundant just extra info for y'all

  • Trevor Xing-Xie
    Trevor Xing-Xie 7 days ago

    anyone know the song at 3:07?

  • Thog
    Thog 7 days ago

    I saw the bao short film when I saw the incredibles haha i saw it before most of you 😎🖕🏼😐

  • Tommy Brain
    Tommy Brain 7 days ago


  • minecraft and stuff with jonathan

    You should do the pizza dumplings from tmnt

  • Volcan ueirt
    Volcan ueirt 7 days ago


  • CoolWizard876
    CoolWizard876 8 days ago +1

    5:30 I got that reference

  • Gacha Nalka
    Gacha Nalka 8 days ago

    I love it!

  • Nicholas M Roe
    Nicholas M Roe 8 days ago

    That MRE Steve reference got me

  • Barry Henderson
    Barry Henderson 8 days ago

    Dear Babish, would the second bbq pork mix work well in a baked pork bun? Also do you have a good recipe for it? If so could you please send it to me or make a video?

  • Serenah Rollins
    Serenah Rollins 8 days ago

    I love how he used the “ lets get this onto a tray , nice “ thing from the MRE reviews💀

  • Ellie Joanna
    Ellie Joanna 8 days ago

    Bao bao means baby in chinese

  • Victoria Rose
    Victoria Rose 8 days ago

    Babish:And I happily raise Either of them as my own child....
    Me:Me to Me to

    LEEPII 8 days ago

    Can we use chiccken

  • Ernest Pierce
    Ernest Pierce 8 days ago

    I don't Trust a Man who openly admits to eating his own children. :(

  • Matt Roop
    Matt Roop 8 days ago

    My local "Chinese" buffet (americanized Asian stuff) uses cabbage leaves as their parchment paper in their steamers. The natural oils help with sticking and give it a nice tangy smell.

  • James Lee
    James Lee 9 days ago

    It's not char sui bou 😡

  • fatal
    fatal 9 days ago

    Tyr something called "loh mai kai" Asian food for steamed rice with meat and other stuff it's dark brown sweet kinda and savoury

  • Unz
    Unz 9 days ago +15

    No One :

    • Nathaniel Brashear
      Nathaniel Brashear Day ago

      i was searching for this comment.. im glad i found it. thank you.

    • Duck Mun
      Duck Mun 6 days ago +1

      Becuase it cant

      Dont woosh me

  • The Redeemed
    The Redeemed 9 days ago

    Dumpling baby.

  • josh sherwood
    josh sherwood 9 days ago

    Steave 1989 off mre info refrece

  • Evy Wink
    Evy Wink 9 days ago

    was that a Steve1989MREInfo reference????????

  • Giannis Robolas
    Giannis Robolas 9 days ago

    5:30 ...ahahahaha..well played

  • Jan-Sen Cheng
    Jan-Sen Cheng 10 days ago

    The B in Bao is pronounced more similarly to P than B.

  • Kaz XIII
    Kaz XIII 10 days ago

    Hey babish!!
    Just made this tonight and was super awesome to share the process with my mom.
    Question though: whats the deal with the windmill technique? My mother was a baker for years and has no clue what this does. Couldn't you just divide into smaller, more rollable sections?

  • Ella Adkins
    Ella Adkins 10 days ago

    The Steve impression was...

    "Nice, M kay

  • shwoods
    shwoods 11 days ago +16

    No oiling parchment paper.. makes them too greasy, if you use the cabbage leaves as the bed instead, I feel like that works best.

  • Prankish Cloud65
    Prankish Cloud65 11 days ago

    Cha siu bow is basically a pork bun. You can find it all over Hong Kong and other places

  • Don't Stalk me
    Don't Stalk me 12 days ago

    True men only use “some” or “a lot” of ingredients.

  • Hardicnut
    Hardicnut 13 days ago

    I fkn loved the Steve reference

  • MapleHockeyLove
    MapleHockeyLove 13 days ago

    2:11 The main problem is that you're trying to measure it at all
    For a truly authentic taste and perfect proportions, eyeball everything

  • robo-bitch
    robo-bitch 13 days ago

    Minseok is that you??? YO I THOUGHT YOU WERE IN THE ARMY

  • daniel breece
    daniel breece 14 days ago

    Dim som good looking dumplings

  • Sp3nd Coin
    Sp3nd Coin 15 days ago


  • Star O Your LIFE
    Star O Your LIFE 15 days ago

    noodles from kung fu panda?

  • Signey Granger
    Signey Granger 16 days ago

    "Chop up a small head"
    (Let's make this confusing for other people)

  • FlutterSimZ _
    FlutterSimZ _ 16 days ago

    nice hiss

  • Federico Jones
    Federico Jones 17 days ago +55

    is it just me or does 'lightly' and 'heavily' flowered work surface mean the same to him

  • Y F
    Y F 17 days ago

    Where can I find a reusable cling wrap like yours?

  • SandboxArrow
    SandboxArrow 17 days ago +1

    I love this!

  • Peng Zhang
    Peng Zhang 18 days ago

    No Chinese subtitles, bad reviews

  • mrtyler603
    mrtyler603 18 days ago

    Babish I love you, but Baozi is not what they're sometimes called. Baozi is the proper name for them. No one in china just calls them Bao. To further this Chinese lesson, Bao in Mandarin is actually a verb, meaning to wrap up or surround. Not a noun.

  • Pixel Rose
    Pixel Rose 18 days ago

    Coming from a Chinese person it looks like you did pretty good! Also it’s pronounced “cha sue”

  • Kip Jones
    Kip Jones 19 days ago

    5:29 Steve... Is that you? 😂

  • calvinjluther
    calvinjluther 20 days ago +1

    Babish, you know what you have to do. Remake some of Steve's MREs. I don't know how, but ya gotta do it.

  • Kyle Kroeck
    Kyle Kroeck 20 days ago

    He tossed cooked meat into a marination that he had on raw meat, just saying.

    • Sebastian Lie
      Sebastian Lie 19 days ago

      He put it in a different one

    • Sebastian Lie
      Sebastian Lie 19 days ago

      He didnt put it in the one he used for the raw meat

  • Jennifer Roberts
    Jennifer Roberts 21 day ago

    I made them and they’re soooo good

  • Spencer Yambrich
    Spencer Yambrich 21 day ago

    Steve1989 reference?

  • John Bennett
    John Bennett 21 day ago

    He seems to make a lot of Steve1989MREinfo references

  • Sally Lee
    Sally Lee 22 days ago

    If you have made the dough correctly, you should not need to oil the parchment paper. I've made baozi lots of times and I have never had to oil the paper. I have also never seen anyone oil the paper.

  • Zombie Raichu
    Zombie Raichu 22 days ago

    Alright, let’s get this out onto a tray... Nice!

  • Alex Mallalieu
    Alex Mallalieu 22 days ago

    andrew i love you but you need to be more sustainable my guy

  • Dan Torres
    Dan Torres 22 days ago

    The whole time I thought the filling was Pico de Gallo 😱
    This is even better!