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15 Easy Asian Bread Recipes Even Beginners Can Make

With so many types of Asian bread to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start.

However, there are some easy Asian bread recipes that even beginners can make.

From fluffy steamed buns to flaky scallion pancakes, these 15 recipes will help you to make delicious Asian breads in no time.

Japanese Milk Bread

So grab your ingredients and let’s get cooking!

1. Deliciously Soft Asian Milk Bread

Why not bring the flavors of Asian cuisine to your kitchen with this Deliciously Soft Asian Milk Bread?

It is wonderfully soft with a delicious chew that makes it great for sandwiches and more.

With just a few simple ingredients, you can have this delicious bread ready in no time.

Plus, the egg wash gives it a beautiful golden brown color that makes it look like an artisanal loaf.

For an even softer texture, try adding an extra tablespoon of butter.

2. Chinese-Style Baked Scallion Bread

If you don’t mind spending a few hours in the kitchen making something delicious, this Chinese-Style Baked Scallion Bread is the recipe for you!

The bread is soft, feathery, and filled with a fragrant scallion flavor that will have your family begging for more.

The dough can be made a day ahead and the loaves can be frozen, making this an easy dish that you can prepare in advance.

Plus, the ingredients are all easy to find in any grocery store.

For best results, be sure to use a scale for the measurements and serve with a little butter on top.

3. Scallion Bing or Chinese Flat Bread (羌饼)

Don’t settle for a boring dinner tonight – try these delicious Scallion Bing!

This Chinese flatbread is filled with scallions, sesame seeds, and a hint of five-spice powder for a unique and flavorful meal.

Plus, the leavened dough makes for a light and fluffy inside with a crispy crust.

You won’t be able to stop eating this savory bread.

Serve with a side of your favorite vegetables for a complete meal.

Tip: To make sure the bing has a crispy crust, be sure to use enough oil and heat the pan until it’s very hot.

After adding the bing, reduce the heat to medium-high.

4. Pandan Coconut Hokkaido Milk Bread

Ah, Pandan Coconut Hokkaido Milk Bread.

This delectable bread is sure to be a hit!

The addition of pandan extract and sweetened shredded coconut gives this bread a unique flavor and a beautiful green hue.

The texture is soft and light, with just the right amount of sweetness.

This bread is perfect for a special occasion or just to enjoy as a snack.

Plus, it freezes well, making it a great treat to have on hand.

For best results, use whole milk, room temperature egg, and active dry yeast.

Make sure to knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic, and allow it to rise in a warm place until double in size.

When baking, make sure to brush the top with egg wash and sprinkle with salt for that perfect finishing touch.

5. Banh Mi (Vietnamese Baguettes – Tangzhong)

When nothing but the best will do, make Banh Mi!

This traditional Vietnamese baguette is crispy and chewy on the outside, and cottony soft, and fluffy on the inside.

Perfect for a delicious sandwich or as a side dish, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the light texture and delicious flavor.

To make the perfect Banh Mi, follow the recipe closely and use a clean spray bottle filled with water to lightly mist the dough when baking.

6. Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread (육쪽마늘빵)

Who can say no to Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread?

This delicious and unique twist on classic garlic bread is sure to be a hit!

With soft and fluffy bread filled with cream cheese and a garlicky and sweet sauce, this is one recipe you won’t want to miss.

Plus, it’s easy to make and ready in no time!

To make it even more delicious, try adding a few extra herbs or spices to the garlic sauce.

This recipe is definitely worth trying, and it’s sure to be a new family favorite!

7. Super soft and fluffy Filipino Cheese Rolls

Trust me, you won’t be able to resist these incredibly delicious Filipino Cheese Rolls!

Soft, fluffy bread that is glistening with melted butter and sugar, with gooey and melty cheese inside – it’s a classic and you won’t get enough!

With a few simple ingredients and a total of 45 minutes, you’ll have delicious rolls that are sure to be a hit.

To make sure your rolls come out perfect, be sure to use room temperature ingredients, knead the dough until it’s soft and elastic, and let the rolls cool before serving.

8. Bao Buns

I’m sure you’ve heard of bao buns, but have you tried making them yourself?

This recipe is incredibly easy and will make 12 delicious, fluffy bao buns in just one hour!

Perfectly balanced with sweet and savory flavors, these bao buns are sure to be a hit.

With a few simple ingredients like baking powder, sugar, cornflour, yeast, flour, vegetable oil, and water, you can make these delicious steamed buns in no time.

Here are a few tips to ensure the best results: be sure to use instant yeast, knead the dough for at least 10 minutes, and steam the buns for 10-15 minutes for the best results.

9. Ube Buns

Why not try something different this baking season?

Ube Buns are a delicious, unique treat made with soft and fluffy milk bread, lightly sweetened with coconut-scented ube halaya-like filling.

These buns are sure to be a hit! With a combination of bread and cake flour, sesame seeds, coconut oil, and butter, this recipe is sure to be full of flavor.

To make the perfect ube buns, make sure to use the freshest ingredients, knead the dough well, give it plenty of time to rise, and enjoy!

10. Japanese Red Bean Buns

Oh my, you have to try these Japanese Red Bean Buns!

Soft, fluffy bread buns filled with sweet and sticky red bean paste are the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of coffee or freshly brewed tea.

This recipe yields 8 small buns and is so easy to make – you’ll be making them every day!

With just the right balance of sweet and savory flavors, these buns will be a hit with everyone who tries them.

For best results, make sure to use fresh, high-quality ingredients and follow the instructions carefully.

11. Asian Coconut Custard Buns

When you try these Asian Coconut Custard Buns, you’ll be in for a real treat!

The tangzhong, milk powder, bread flour, butter, and instant yeast come together to make a sweet, fluffy bun that’s filled with delicious coconut custard.

The combination of these ingredients creates a unique flavor that’s sure to delight.

Plus, it’s easy to prepare and can be whipped up in no time.

Tip: make sure to use full-fat coconut milk and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough.

12. Super Soft Pork Floss Buns (Tang Zhong Method)

Just look at these Super Soft Pork Floss Buns!

This recipe is sure to impress, thanks to the tang zhong and autolyse methods used to make the softest, fluffiest buns you’ve ever had.

The combination of pork floss, kewpie mayo, condensed milk, sesame seeds, and roasted seaweed on top creates a flavor explosion that can’t be beaten.

It’s the perfect recipe for a special occasion!

For best results, make sure to use the tang zhong and autolyse method as detailed in the recipe.

Also, use fresh pork floss and roasted seaweed for the best flavor.

13. Japanese Milk Bread (Hokkaido)

Japanese food just speaks to me, and Japanese Milk Bread (Hokkaido) is no exception!

This recipe combines the perfect balance of tangzhong, active dry yeast, flour, salt, sugar, butter, milk, and water to create a soft, fluffy, and incredibly delicious bread.

Taking a few extra steps to use weighed measurements instead of volume will ensure your bread turns out perfectly every time.

I recommend you make an extra batch to freeze and enjoy later!

Follow the instructions for a foolproof and delicious Japanese Milk Bread experience.

14. Soboro Ppang (Korean streusel bread)

Soboro Ppang is a classic Korean streusel bread that will take your baking to the next level.

With its sweet bun and crispy streusel, this bread will be a hit with your family and friends.

The combination of ingredients makes for a unique flavor that’s hard to resist.

Plus, it’s surprisingly easy to make! Follow the instructions carefully and you’ll have delicious bread in no time.

For a perfect result, make sure to use room-temperature butter and check if the dough is not too salty!

15. Buttery Garlic Naan Bread

Just when you thought garlic naan bread couldn’t get any better, this Buttery Garlic Naan Bread recipe takes it to the next level!

This pillowy soft naan is so addictive, you’ll want to make it again and again.

The warm milk, Greek yogurt, vegetable oil, and garlic add an extra layer of flavor that makes this naan bread stand out.

For an extra special finish, top it off with garlic butter and fresh herbs. Serve this as a side to any meal, or enjoy it on its own for a delicious snack.

Tip: For best results, cook the naan bread in a hot cast-iron skillet for a perfectly crisp exterior.


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15 Simple Asian Bread Recipe Collection

This post offers 15 easy Asian bread recipes that even beginner bakers can make. From savory steamed buns to sweet bean paste cakes, you'll find a variety of delicious recipes to try. Get ready to explore the flavors of Asian breads and impress your friends and family with your baking skills!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 455 kcal


  • Deliciously Soft Asian Milk Bread
  • Chinese-Style Baked Scallion Bread
  • Scallion Bing or Chinese Flat Bread (羌饼)
  • Pandan Coconut Hokkaido Milk Bread
  • Banh Mi (Vietnamese Baguettes – Tangzhong)
  • Super soft and fluffy Filipino Cheese Rolls
  • Bao Buns
  • Ube Buns
  • Japanese Red Bean Buns
  • Asian Coconut Custard Buns
  • Super Soft Pork Floss Buns (Tang Zhong Method)
  • Japanese Milk Bread (Hokkaido)
  • Soboro Ppang (Korean streusel bread)
  • Buttery Garlic Naan Bread


  • Choose your favorite recipe from this collection.
  • Prepare all of the required ingredients.
  • Enjoy your bread in no time!
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Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.