Any dim sum place worth its salt will feature their take on the perennial crowd pleasing salted egg custard buns. It can vary from charcoal flavoured buns to liquid custard centers, but everyone has a personal ideal benchmark for liu sha bao. Extra salted egg yolks? Prefer molten custard? Fret not, now you can make your very own!
While the French may have started the trend with salted caramel treats, the Chinese have their own version of salt and sweet – in the form of salted egg custard buns. So, what is it about salt on sweet that we can’t seem to get enough of? As it turns out, there actually is a scientific reason why a pinch of salt makes something taste even sweeter. We have sugar sensors in our mouths, and one of these sensors is triggered only when sodium (salt) is present and this increases your ability to detect sweetness!
It is next to impossible to resist soft, fluffy steamed buns oozing with golden, buttery salted custard. But now we know why the glorious marriage between salted egg yolk and sweet custard makes our taste buds dance in joy. Share these buns with your friends and family, and we bao that it’ll be worth it!
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