After melting everyone’s hearts with her short film Bao before Incredibles 2, director Domee Shi is now sharing the recipe for the eponymous adorable dumpling. The popular food news website Food & Wine published the family dumpling recipe in the lead-up to the theatrical release of both Bao and Incredibles 2. You can feast your eyes on the recipe below, charmingly illustrated by Domee Shi herself!
Not only does the end product look delicious (or lovable, depending on which choice you made in step 10) , but the illustration is just oozing with charm and character. If an entire recipe book were available with Domee Shi’s beautiful drawings bringing the ingredients and methods to life, I know I would have at least three. I think what I love the most is the hands – so simple, and yet so expressive and unique. You can really tell that they have been lovingly based on Domee’s own mother’s hands.
What did you think of Bao? Are you going to give this recipe a try? Let us know in the comments!