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.
    Domee Shi's Mom's Recipe:
    Music: "XXV" by Broke for Free
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Comments • 5 868

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish  2 months ago +5062

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

    • GeniusGamerShow
      GeniusGamerShow Day ago

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

    • Azim Ali
      Azim Ali 3 days ago

      Hopes and fears taste best

    • Dark Sev.
      Dark Sev. 8 days ago

      The pain from being eaten alive is my favourite.

    • Caitlin Evans
      Caitlin Evans 14 days ago

      Binging with Babish fears

    • some comic relief
      some comic relief 16 days ago


  • trashbag larry
    trashbag larry Hour ago

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

  • olsian bimaj
    olsian bimaj Hour ago

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

  • AT
    AT Hour ago

    This is a good channel

  • Ethan Lowther
    Ethan Lowther 2 hours 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 3 hours ago

    So no salt added to the dough at all ?

  • Solo 1031
    Solo 1031 5 hours 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 hours ago +1

    I'm sorry but when he said "cha siu bao" my 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 17 hours ago

    anyone know the song at 3:07?

  • Thog
    Thog 17 hours ago

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

  • Tommy Brain
    Tommy Brain 20 hours ago


  • minecraft and stuff with jonathan

    You should do the pizza dumplings from tmnt

  • Volcan ueirt
    Volcan ueirt 22 hours ago


  • CoolWizard876
    CoolWizard876 Day ago +1

    5:30 I got that reference

  • Gacha Nalka
    Gacha Nalka Day ago

    I love it!

  • Nicholas M Roe
    Nicholas M Roe Day ago

    That MRE Steve reference got me

  • Barry Henderson
    Barry Henderson Day 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 Day ago

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

  • Ellie Joanna
    Ellie Joanna Day ago

    Bao bao means baby in chinese

  • Victoria Rose
    Victoria Rose Day ago

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

    LEEPII Day ago

    Can we use chiccken

  • Ernest Pierce
    Ernest Pierce Day ago

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

  • Matt Roop
    Matt Roop Day 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 2 days ago

    It's not char sui bou 😡

  • fatal
    fatal 2 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 2 days ago +5

    No One :

  • The Redeemed
    The Redeemed 2 days ago

    Dumpling baby.

  • josh sherwood
    josh sherwood 2 days ago

    Steave 1989 off mre info refrece

  • Evy Wink
    Evy Wink 2 days ago

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

  • Giannis Robolas
    Giannis Robolas 2 days ago

    5:30 ...ahahahaha..well played

  • Jan-Sen Cheng
    Jan-Sen Cheng 3 days ago

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

  • Kaz XIII
    Kaz XIII 3 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 3 days ago

    The Steve impression was...

    "Nice, M kay

  • shwoods
    shwoods 4 days ago +8

    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 4 days ago

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

  • Søsige Weenie
    Søsige Weenie 5 days ago

    It’s aliveee!!!!!

  • Don't Stalk me
    Don't Stalk me 5 days ago

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

  • Hardicnut
    Hardicnut 6 days ago

    I fkn loved the Steve reference

  • MapleHockeyLove
    MapleHockeyLove 6 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 7 days ago

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

  • daniel breece
    daniel breece 7 days ago

    Dim som good looking dumplings

  • Sp3nd Coin
    Sp3nd Coin 8 days ago


  • Star O Your LIFE
    Star O Your LIFE 8 days ago

    noodles from kung fu panda?

  • Signey Granger
    Signey Granger 9 days ago

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

  • FlutterSimZ _
    FlutterSimZ _ 9 days ago

    nice hiss

  • Federico Jones
    Federico Jones 10 days ago +23

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

  • Y F
    Y F 10 days ago

    Where can I find a reusable cling wrap like yours?

  • SandboxArrow
    SandboxArrow 10 days ago +1

    I love this!

  • Peng Zhang
    Peng Zhang 11 days ago

    No Chinese subtitles, bad reviews

  • mrtyler603
    mrtyler603 11 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 11 days ago

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

  • Kip Jones
    Kip Jones 12 days ago

    5:29 Steve... Is that you? 😂

  • calvinjluther
    calvinjluther 13 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 13 days ago

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

    • Sebastian Lie
      Sebastian Lie 12 days ago

      He put it in a different one

    • Sebastian Lie
      Sebastian Lie 12 days ago

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

  • Jennifer Roberts
    Jennifer Roberts 14 days ago

    I made them and they’re soooo good

  • Spencer Yambrich
    Spencer Yambrich 14 days ago

    Steve1989 reference?

  • John Bennett
    John Bennett 14 days ago

    He seems to make a lot of Steve1989MREinfo references

  • Sally Lee
    Sally Lee 15 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 15 days ago

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

  • Alex Mallalieu
    Alex Mallalieu 15 days ago

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

  • Dan Torres
    Dan Torres 15 days ago

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

  • xiansheng dong
    xiansheng dong 15 days ago


  • LunaOfTheDarkestNight
    LunaOfTheDarkestNight 15 days ago

    I like the ones with the custard inside

  • Gawain Kam
    Gawain Kam 15 days ago

    Another way to prevent the bao from sticking to the bamboo steamer is you add cabbage to the bottom instead of oiling the paper. My dad uses this technique all the time and you can use the cabbage for other recipes

  • Nick Lam
    Nick Lam 15 days ago +1

    Stress eating gone wrong

  • Edex
    Edex 16 days ago

    He always walks in like a Gta character loading up for a mission lol

  • stan exo
    stan exo 16 days ago

    minseok? 🥺

  • Maya Gatzemeyer
    Maya Gatzemeyer 17 days ago

    tiny whisk that shit

  • ツEdgie
    ツEdgie 18 days ago


  • Ç Ř Ø Ņ Č H Man
    Ç Ř Ø Ņ Č H Man 18 days ago

    Just pour it in, u dont need to measure it exactly.

  • spankythemushroom
    spankythemushroom 19 days ago

    at 5:25 when he was putting it out on a tray it sounded like steve 1989

  • dumbway ej
    dumbway ej 19 days ago

    that was _nice_

  • Danny Naddeo
    Danny Naddeo 19 days ago +5

    Yo, Bao legit made my mom outright sob in the theatre

    • Louis-L vermette
      Louis-L vermette 12 days ago +1

      good thing i watched it on RUclip. I was a crying mess after.

  • Mimo Amine
    Mimo Amine 19 days ago

    what do i do if i dont have a tiny whisk?

  • Wesley Castor
    Wesley Castor 19 days ago

    I loved the steve1989mreinfo reference you did there.

  • Why It
    Why It 19 days ago

    I promise one of these days I will make one of the hundred or so recipes I have learned from this channel. It’s just too much damn fun to watch you cook

  • Dakota Montoya
    Dakota Montoya 20 days ago

    Nice...mmmkay. Haha I love the mre reference

  • LALI 1080
    LALI 1080 20 days ago +1

    We Indians call these momos.
    And we'd die for them.

  • InnocentGuillotine
    InnocentGuillotine 22 days ago

    Captions died about a third to halfway through the video.

  • Aaron Lang
    Aaron Lang 23 days ago

    What kind of range do you have?

  • KUVA Czardas
    KUVA Czardas 24 days ago

    Wow, that charsiu looks really good.

  • STRETCH karapetyan
    STRETCH karapetyan 24 days ago

    LMAO the MRE guy

  • Eric 0
    Eric 0 24 days ago +1

    I will admit. You got me 😏 at 5:30 mark. That ration review show is addicting

  • CLUBY918 owo
    CLUBY918 owo 25 days ago +2

    you pronounced it wrong but I'm not here to judge

  • Havok One
    Havok One 25 days ago

    Love the mre guy reference

  • Maria Crane
    Maria Crane 25 days ago

    GOD I would eat 1000 of these but I know I would never have the energy to make some

  • Elitedestroyer00
    Elitedestroyer00 25 days ago +1

    Now imagine using smoked pork belly

    *This goes beyond Flavor Town*

  • Cynthia Garcia
    Cynthia Garcia 25 days ago

    Omg marry me ❤️

  • Jason00709
    Jason00709 26 days ago


  • Colton James
    Colton James 26 days ago

    Mmm that tray

  • C Scratch
    C Scratch 26 days ago

    Dude. Let's get this out onto a tray... Nice

  • Eric Koch
    Eric Koch 26 days ago


  • Un-Named Trucker
    Un-Named Trucker 26 days ago

    Bao was one of the weirdest Pixar shorts ever.

  • Alex Acosta
    Alex Acosta 27 days ago

    Where do you get your watches?? You gotta put it in the description cuz it’s beautiful!!

  • Jukejointjeze0n
    Jukejointjeze0n 27 days ago

    Id love to see your take on Xiao Long Bao.

  • Europa
    Europa 27 days ago

    5:30 I saw that! I mean I heard that!

  • Trí Nguyen
    Trí Nguyen 27 days ago

    She could have domesticated Bao and start a dumpling farm

  • Matt Mackie
    Matt Mackie 27 days ago

    WOAH WOAH WOAH was not prepared for a SteveMRE shoutout

  • Finn Scholten
    Finn Scholten 28 days ago

    3:40 no crossection?