Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Steamed BBQ Buns II

I have this very bad habit of eating steam bun or we Chinese called it Pau. I will break the pau into half and then start digging out all the fat meat. As you know most of the pau at the dim sum place has a lot of fat in it. So the best is to make it myself where I can put whatever I want for the filling. I made 12 of these and will give some to Diana so she can just steam them and eat it before going for her class.

I used this ready-mixed steam bun flour for the dough. You can get this at Asian Store.

Ingredients for filling

300 grm of BBQ meat (pork or chicken) - cut to small cubes
1 small onion - cut small
2 cloves of garlic - chopped
2 tbsp of hoisin sauce
1 tsp of dark soy sauce
2 tsp of sugar
1/2 cup of water
1 cup of green peas - optional
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp of cornstarch + 2 tbsp of water
14 piece of square greaseproof paper - about 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"

1) Prepare the dough according to the instruction on the ready-mixed flour.
2) Heat up oil and stir fry garlic and onions until lightly brown.
3) Add in BBQ meat, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sugar, salt and pepper and stir fry until well mix. Add in the water. Lastly add in green peas.
4) Add in the cornstarch solution and bring to boil again. Dish out and set aside to cool.
5) Divide dough into 12-14 pieces and roll into a ball. Flatten it and put a tablespoon of filling and seal the edges. Put the bun on top of the greaseproof paper and set aside to proof for 15 minutes.
6) Prepare a steamer with rapid boiling water and steam the buns for 20 minutes.
7) Serve warm.


Zue Murphy said...

Interesting fillings. It looks delicious.Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Ada tak resipe yang tak ready mix dough. pernah buat dulu tapi jadi bantat..

SIG said...

That just looks delish the filling inside. :P

Cat Cat said...

Alamak Gert, it's 10:30 pm and I'm drooling for your pau... Looks soooooooo good... Like those in dim sum restaurant...

Beachlover said...

Gert,your pau look so good like the restaurant one!!.I almost make pau last weekend but don't have time,friend come to visit.I bought some pau powder from KL.Today I took out Agnes Chan recipe book for pau,thinking to make char siew pau but too busy preparing icing and cake for my class,so maybe tmorrow.Now looking at your pau motivate me to try my hand on it.Hope I can make mine as good as your:).

Anonymous said...

oh your filling looks delicious. like really really good!

tigerfish said...

Gosh..I want some Char Siew Pau...nowww!!!

ZazaHardy said...

my dearest gert, i love LOVE LOVEEEEE pau! i only eat pau kacang merah. looks like i have to go (maybe cycle!) to our toko and find that ready made mix. but how to make the kacang? susah sangat, buat kari and kentang lah!

love always,

Big Boys Oven said...

did you mention BBO meat? wow! Am I thinking what I am thinking? lol!

Aiyah Nonya said...

I am too lazy to make them. I will just pop to the food court to get.

And I will also dig out all the fats in them.

ICook4Fun said...

Zue, its yummy :)

Ummi, I do have recipe of pau. Give me your e.mail address and I will send it to you.

Singairishgirl, I think it taste better than the one sold at the dim sum place here :)

Cat, with this ready-mixed pau flour it should be easy for you to make. You just have to do the filling and it can be anything :)

Lesley, are you going to make it from scratch? Yours should taste good too :)

Diva, thank you :)

Tigerfish, can you get this kind of flour in Taiwan?

Zaza, it's easy to cook the kacang merah. Just boil some kacang merah until soft then blend it. Then cook with sugar and oil until dry and you are good to go :)

BBO, ooops...you notice my mistake ha ha.. didn't mean BBO but BBQ..sorry :) :)

Nonya, he he we are so alike when come to eat pau :)

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Kiersten said...

The juicy succulent fillings got me salivating! I used to help my mom make this pau too, and once they're done, I will be the first to grab one and eat it. Hot, yes, but delicious too!

Unknown said...

gotta get me some of that! yummm!!!

Anonymous said...

Gert, I'll save this recipe, hope one day all my darlings lucky enough to eat choy's homemade pau. Where to but those 'paper' ah?

ICook4Fun said...

Ummi, nanti I senang sikit I type kan the recipe for you o.k

Pinky, you too like char siew pau :)

Rita, easy for you. Just grab some from the dim sum place in HK.

Choy, you can get this flour at the Asian store in Exton. Is easy to make :)

ICook4Fun said...

Choy, you can get the greaseproof paper or parchement paper at the supermarket. Check out the cake ingredients aisle.

Anonymous said...

I'm like you also. Every time eat pau will have to dig for the fats first. That's why I don't want to eat pau from outside. Every time I want to eat pau, had to make it myself. You've got a nice blog. I did tried a few of your recipes and all success.

The Fett said...

I'm so glad I came across your blog. You have so many mouth watering recipes that its actually making me hungry at work.

I've always wanted to make Steam Buns (Pau).

I'll have to give it a go


Mona said...

Thanks for this recipe. I made it and it came out delicious! Everyone loved it.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I could not find the bread flour mixture . CAn i use the rice flour instead ?

Anonymous said...

Hi, i can't find pau / HK / bread flour mixture. do you have a recipe to make dough from plain flour or cake flour?

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, the recipe for the dough using regular flour is here.