Having never made the gua bao itself before, I did quite a lot of research for a recipe that would help me not fail, and ended up going for the recipe from the London bao man himself, John Whaite, found on the Telegraph website. A pre-blog recipe test showed me that this recipe is a winner, resulting in incredibly fluffy and delicious gua bao with a terrifically easy process. Yes, even you can make it.
Gua Bao with Spicy Fried Chicken
3. DUNK THE CHICKEN: Prepare a piece of baking paper on a tray. One by one, give your chicken strip a slight shake over the buttermilk bowl to get rid off excess buttermilk and dunk them in the spicy flour mixture. Coat the chicken strip evenly in the flour mixture and move to the tray.