Friday, 24 March 2017

Steamed Bun with Savoury Filling

Steamed Bun with Savoury Filling

For the filling:
500g minced beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, diced
2 large potatoes, diced
a handful coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
ground black pepper

Heat 1 tsp vegetable oil in a frying pan and brown the meat. 
Add the garlic, onion and potatoes and sauté for 1 minute, 
then add the oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar and seasonings. 
Add in 1/2 cup water and simmer until the beef is cooked through and potatoes are soft.
 Transfer to a bowl and let it cool completely.

For the bun:
500g dumpling flour
1 tsp fast-acting yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup warm water

To make the dough by hand, put the dry ingredients in a mound on your work surface. 
Make a hole in the middle, pour in the water and vegetable oil and slowly stir until it comes together.
 Knead on a floured surface for 10 minutes or until the dough is soft.
  Put in an oiled bowl and cover with clean kitchen cloth. 
Keep in a warm place until doubled in size.
Take the dough out, knock it back and knead for 1 minute, then put on a floured surface. 
Roll each into a fat cylinder and cut out into 16 pieces (approx. 55g). 
Press it into a disc in the palm of your hand and add 1 tsp of the filling. 
Bring the sides up and pinch together at the top. 
Repeat with the remaining dough and filling.

Once completed, cover the buns with a clean tea towel and leave to prove for 45 minutes - 1 hour.
Heat a steamer over a medium-high heat. 
Steam the buns for 15-20 minutes until puffed up.


  1. Salam kak muna.. nice.. i need to learn to do this..very nice and simple

    Weather has been mild we have sun a bit of rain and a bit cooler but not icyband snow. Even last tuesday was sunny tiba tiba ada sleet for 2 mins. Anyway spring is coming....meaning abundance of fruits and vege....
    And your garden will be like heaven


    1. Salam Nor,

      Try it... this was my first attempt and they turned out okay :)

      I'm getting quite fed-up with the cold, hopefully the weather will turn for the better and we could forget about the winter clothes for a while :D


  2. alahai gebunya pau Che Muna.