Lotus seed bun

A lotus seed bun is a Chinese sweet bun found in China. They are prepared by steaming a yeast-leavened dough that contains lotus seed paste.[1] It can be classified as a dim sum, though not exclusively so.

Lotus seed bun
Wrapped lotus seed buns
TypeSweet bun
Place of originChina
Main ingredientsYeast-based dough, lotus seeds
Lotus seed bun
Traditional Chinese蓮蓉包
Simplified Chinese莲蓉包
Lotus seed buns: this particular variety is available in many typical Cantonese restaurants as a type of dim sum.


Because the bun has a variety of different appearances, the dough especially, can be different depending on where it is made. The dough is generally made of similar substances like the ones used in char siu baau.

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  1. ^ Chang, Norma (2001). My Students' Favorite Chinese Recipes. The Travelling Gourmet. p. 28. ISBN 9780961875947. Retrieved May 8, 2012. ISBN 0961875941