Black Sesame Seed Duck Bao Buns

Black Sesame Seed Duck Bao Buns

These Black Sesame Seed Duck Bao Buns are perfect for a delicious lunch on the go. Serve them with a homemade red onion and cucumber pickle for a delectable dinner. The soft buns are a perfect contrast to the saucy duck and red onions.

Ingredients for the Black Sesame Seed Duck Bao Buns

  • 500g Duck breasts
  • 2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 4 fresh Bao buns (These can be purchased  from a local Chinese shop)


Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Score the duck breast skin with a sharp knife. Then season the duck with the sea salt and pepper, then roast for 1½ hrs. Remove the duck from the oven and pour off the excess fat collected in the tray.

Return the duck to the roasting tray, then spoon 3 tbsp of the honey and soy over to cover the breasts. Roast the duck for a further 1 hour, basting with the honey and soy every 10-15 mins. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top during the final 10 mins of roasting.

Once cooked, remove duck from the roasting tray, and allow it to rest for 10-15 mins. Spoon the remaining tbsp of honey and soy over the duck as it rests.

Slice the duck and add to the Bao buns with the picked vegetables.

The Red Onion and Cucumber Pickle


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