Oyster Sauce Meatball Bao

Perfect for a casual family dinner. Delicious Asian-inspired meatballs served in soft fluffy bao buns with seasonal fresh salad vegetables. Oyster sauce is such a versatile seasoning. It’s deep umami instantly lifts any dish to the next level.

Prep Time: 10 minutes   Cook Time: 10 minutes Serves: 4


For the meat balls
For the sauce
  • 3 tbsp Panda Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 small piece (3cm) fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 tbsp water
For the Bao
  • 8 Bao buns, steamed
  • salad vegetables; lettuce, carrot, cucumber, radish, red onion, sprouts, coriander, avocado, tomato
  • Mayonnaise, Sweet Chilli Sauce,
  • Fresh chilli – optional


  1. In a large bowl, mix all the meatball ingredients together and form into meatballs.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the sauce ingredients.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp sesame oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook until they’re cooked through and browned.
  4. Pour the sauce all over the meatballs and continue to cook until the sauce has thickened. Ensure to stir through the meatballs so they have a good coating of sauce on them.
  5. Serve the meatballs on bao buns with the salad vegetables and mayonnaise, sweet chilli sauce and fresh chilli if you like.



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