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Pan Fried Steamed Buns Recipe

In Other Asian Foods, Steamed Bread on June 21, 2011 at am

Chinese steamed buns are delicious plain and straight out of the steamer.  But if you haven’t tried pan fried steamed buns, then you’re definitely missing out.  Unlike steamed buns, pan fried buns have crispy, golden brown bottoms and are often served with a Chinese black vinegar dip.  You start with fresh, raw homemade buns and you pan fry and steam cook them at the same time.  (Next time, I will try doing this with frozen, raw buns and I will update this post at that time.)

In the photo below, I’ve shown most of the buns upside down, but when serving pan fried buns, you should plate them with the crispy bottom down.

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Steamed Chicken (or Pork) and Chinese Chive Buns

In Dim Sum, Other Asian Foods, Steamed Bread on June 19, 2011 at am

I love Chinese steamed buns with savoury meat fillings.  (See my pork and napa cabbage filling here.)  Although these buns are time consuming to make from scratch, they’re easy to make and homemade buns don’t have MSG.  If you take the time to make a large batch, you can freeze the extras and make your efforts last.

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Pork and Napa Cabbage Steamed Buns

In Dim Sum, Other Asian Foods, Steamed Bread on June 17, 2011 at am

Chinese steamed buns are usually eaten for breakfast, brunch, or lunch, and they make the best snacks.  Best served piping hot, they can be made with sweet or, my preference, savoury fillings.  (See my chicken or pork and Chinese chive recipe here.)  Although these buns are time consuming to make from scratch, they are quite easy to make and I’ve provided a shortcut option in the recipe below.  Also, you can make a large batch at one time and freeze the extras.  Although the store-bought frozen buns can go from the freezer to the table in under 20 minutes, they contain MSG, preservatives and too much sodium.

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