Korean Bao Tacos Recipe

Korean Bao Tacos are a fusion dish that combines the flavors of Korean cuisine with the concept of Mexican street tacos. These tacos feature tender and flavorful Korean-style marinated meat, such as bulgogi or spicy pork, served in soft and fluffy bao buns. The tacos are then topped with fresh and crunchy slaw, pickled vegetables, and a drizzle of spicy mayo. The combination of savory, sweet, and spicy flavors makes these Korean Bao Tacos a delicious and unique twist on traditional tacos.

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Korean Bao Tacos

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Ingredients for Korean Bao Tacos Recipe

  • as needed For The Marinade
  • 0.06 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Grated Ginger
  • 1/4 tablespoon Sugar
  • as per your need For The Meat
  • 1/4 pound Thinly Sliced Beef Or Pork
  • as needed For The Tacos
  • as required Bao Buns
  • as per your need Slaw
  • as per your need Pickled Vegetables
  • as needed Spicy Mayo
  • as required Optional Toppings
  • as required Sliced Avocado
  • as per your need Cilantro
  • as per your need Kimchi

Directions: Korean Bao Tacos Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Prepare the marinade by combining soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and sugar in a bowl.
  • STEP 2.Add the thinly sliced meat to the marinade and let it marinate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  • STEP 3.Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat and cook the marinated meat until it is cooked through and caramelized.
  • STEP 4.While the meat is cooking, steam the bao buns according to the package instructions.
  • STEP 5.To assemble the tacos, place a few slices of the cooked meat in each bao bun.
  • STEP 6.Top the meat with a spoonful of slaw, pickled vegetables, and a drizzle of spicy mayo.
  • STEP 7.Serve the Korean Bao Tacos immediately and enjoy!

Cooking Tips

  • For the meat, you can use bulgogi (marinated beef) or spicy pork. Both options work well in these tacos.
  • Make sure to thinly slice the meat for quicker and more even cooking.
  • If you don't have access to bao buns, you can use small tortillas or lettuce wraps as an alternative.
  • Feel free to customize the toppings based on your preferences. You can add sliced avocado, cilantro, or kimchi for extra flavor.
  • To make the spicy mayo, mix mayonnaise with sriracha or gochujang (Korean chili paste) to taste.

Storage and Serving

  • These Korean Bao Tacos are best served immediately while the bao buns are still warm and fluffy.
  • If you have leftovers, store the cooked meat, slaw, pickled vegetables, and spicy mayo separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator.
  • To reheat the meat, you can quickly warm it in a skillet or microwave until heated through.
  • When ready to serve the leftovers, reassemble the tacos by filling the bao buns with the reheated meat and toppings.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs or additional sauce if desired.
calories per serving
3 g Fat4 g Protein4 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp