Midnight Snack

Pork Belly Bao Buns Kit From Walmart Review

Pork Belly Bao Buns is difficult to say ten times fast. I also wouldn’t peg Walmart as a place to get Chinese food. But, I set out to find some there and this got my attention in the freezer section.

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What exactly are pork belly bao buns? Let’s find out if they make a decent midnight snack. Or, if you should pick up some other frozen food instead.

What Pork Belly Bao Buns Are

The “bao” is a type of yeast-leavened, sweet bun made with white dough. I’ve had it in different colors before, like purple ones. This Chinese buffet that my Grandpa and I go to a lot has some awesome ones. They can come with many different fillings, too. Typically, it’s some kind of fermented vegetables with a type of meat or possibly even chocolate as a filling.

Front Of The Package

pork belly bao buns from Walmart review

Unfortunately, these do not come with a bamboo steamer like the package got my hopes up that it would. For costing about $5.47, I thought there might be at least one in there.

The Brand

The actual brand “Great Value” is a house brand. That means it belongs to Walmart. The goods sold under this name are not produced by Walmart, though. The items are produced by a number of different companies under the label for them. You can find anything from breakfast cereal to thin crust pizzas under the name.

Pork Belly Bao Buns Nutrition Facts

pork belly bao buns nutrition facts

This is a pretty evenly-balanced snack. You will notice a little bit more fat from the pork belly. Ultimately, it has a pretty even distribution of protein, carbs and fats. You can eat the whole thing for a nice 300 calorie snack. Perfect to put me back to bed at 3:13 am when I’m awake for no reason.



You will notice the normal bread ingredients first, those make up the steamed bun. What are pork belly bao buns without some thiamine mononitrate, right? You also get things like anchovies, coconut and even traces of milk.

Cooking Instructions

cooking instructions

The great thing about these is that they really are ready for you in five minutes. It was also interesting that you remove the film completely vs. cutting a slit in it.

The Pork Belly Bao Buns Frozen

pork belly bao buns

This reminded me of what a Vietnamese lunchable might look like. The only thing missing is a Reese’s Cup!

After cooking it for a few minutes, I made sure to remove the bao buns and stir the vegetables and pork around a little bit. I got a little hungry and ate one of the buns while the pork and carrots were in the microwave for their second two minutes.

Fully Cooked

A pork belly bao bun loaded up

One thing that I was really impressed by was how fresh the buns were. None of them broke when I was loading up the carrots and pork and they held together pretty well the entire time I was eating it.

Pork Belly Bao Buns Review

First, I want to talk about the bun a little more. Those really stole the show with this even if the only competition was pork and carrots. I could probably snack on the pork belly bao buns all day without the other two ingredients, but, they were also important.

The Pork and Carrots

I thought he pork was a little too chewy. It wasn’t the end of the world for me because this was something frozen, but it would have been nice to be a little better. You’ll love the sauce with the pork, that was really good. It was hard for me to figure out what the combination was that created its flavor, but the ingredient list cleared it up. At least I think it did. The fish sauce and onion were probably the real driving forces.


I had a little extra pork and carrots because of eating that bun before it was done. If you do get this, please control yourself and wait until the rest of it is ready before you eat any. Otherwise, if you do the same thing I did, the pork and carrots alone taste fine.

The Verdict On Pork Belly Bao Buns

This was pretty decent for being frozen Vietnamese food. Yes, the pork was a little too chewy. But, the carrots, sauce and most importantly the buns in these pork belly bao buns made it worth buying. Who am I kidding? The pork was still decent.

Rating: 7.7/10

Recommend: Yes

Bob Buckley

Bob Buckley writes about food and business.