List of buns

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Various buns

This is a list of buns. A bun is a small, sometimes sweet, bread, or bread roll. Though they come in many shapes and sizes, they are most commonly hand-sized or smaller, with a round top and flat bottom.



A bánh bao split in half, displaying its contents



  • Da Bao
  • Dampfnudel – white bread roll or sweet roll eaten as a meal or as a dessert in Germany and in France (Alsace); a typical dish in southern Germany



  • Ham and egg bun – Hong Kong pastry; a bun or bread that contains a sheet of egg and ham[16]
  • Hamburger bun – typically round buns designed to encase a hamburger; invented in 1916 by a fry cook named Walter Anderson, who co-founded White Castle in 1921[17]
  • Heißwecke – a traditional type of currant bun that goes back, within the German-speaking region of Europe, at least to the Late Middle Ages
  • Honey bun – sweet roll of American origin, somewhat similar to the cinnamon bun, that is popular in the southeast United States
  • Hoppang – a variant of jjinppang (Korean steamed bun)
  • Hot cross bunspiced sweet bun usually made with fruit but with other varieties such as apple-cinnamon or maple syrup and blueberries and marked with a cross on the top, traditionally eaten on Good Friday in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada, but now popular all year round[18]
  • Hot dog bun – soft bun shaped specifically to contain a hot dog or frankfurter




Lotus seed buns: this particular variety is available in many typical Cantonese restaurants as a type of dim sum.



  • Nikuman – made from flour dough, and filled with cooked ground pork or other ingredients; a kind of chūka man (中華まん lit. Chinese-style steamed bun) also known in English as pork buns


A piece of sugary pan de muerto


A street vendor in Chiang Mai, Thailand, selling various types of salapao


A tuna bun filled with canned tuna


  • Xiaolongbao – steamed bun from the Jiangnan region of China; fillings vary by region and usually include some meat and/or a gelatin-gelled aspic that becomes a soup when steamed


  • Zeeuwse bolus – spiral shaped bun covered in dark brown sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon.

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