Behold, the latest fusion food you have to try if you’re traveling to Honolulu, Hawaii, or Las Vegas, Nevada — juicy, fluffy, and delicious birria bao buns from Aloha Mamacita.
But first, let’s break down what that means.
@foodwtf 📍Aloha Mamacita in #LasVegas serves up birria bao buns 😲 Would you give this a try? 🎥 @AlohaMamacitaLV #foodie #foodtiktok #lasvegaseats #birria #foodtravel #tacos ♬ Feliz Feliz – Mi Banda El Mexicano
Bao buns are a type of steamed and stuffed bun hailing from China. They’re typically made from a wheat-flour-based leavened dough, which means that yeast is used to help the dough rise. They are traditionally steamed, which helps with their characteristically fluffy texture, but some variations are fried or toasted for added texture. Traditional fillings can range from savory pork or beef to sweet ingredients like fruit jam or custard. A popular base for fusion creations today, bao buns have inspired everything from sandwiches to tacos, including as a vessel for birria in the case of Aloha Mamacita’s creations.