Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fried Pearly Buns 珍珠煎包

Have the urge for bun and glutinous rice, yet you can't satisfy both at the same time? So here I am to introduce you the recipe that you can eat bun and glutinous rice at one time and with one bite to satisfy your craving.

I  find that the bun skin is rather too thin. In my next attempt I will make the bun thicker  to 30 -35 g each or reduce the amount of the glutinous rice.

Recipe: Adapted from Y3k - Steamed Bread by Coco Kong.

Ingredient for the bun (skin):
A)1 teaspoon instant yeast,
70g water (mixed just prior to using)
B)  125g pao flour,
 teaspoon icing sugar;
 1 teaspoon shortening (Crisco)

Ingredient for filling:
C):  100g glutinous rice (soak for 1 hour, drain, mix in 1/2 tsp of salt, steam till cooked)
D): 3 tbsp diced mushrooms (from 2 pre-soaked mushrooms)
     1 Chinese sausage (Steam till cooked, peel off skin, diced)
E): 100g  chicken thigh  (without skin and bone), diced
      some sesame oil
      1 tsp soy sauce
      dash of pepper
      dash of chicken stock granule

1) For the filling: Heat up oil in a wok, stir-fry  ingredient (D). add in  ingredient (E), fry chicken till cooked. Then mix in ingredient (C) toss well. Dish up and leave to cool. Divide into 8 equal portions (about 36g each).

2)  For bun (skin): Combine ingredient (B) in a mixing bowl.  Add in ingredient (A), mix well. Knead the dough becomes smooth and soft. Cover with a piece of cloth and proof for 30 minutes. Divide dough into 8 equal portions ( about 25g each).

3).  Roll method 2) into round, then flatten it. Ensure centre has a slight bulge. Wrap in filling, gather edges, seal opening and seam face down on a piece of grease-proof paper (cut  into3cm x 3cm).  Repeat the same for the rest. Cover and proof  for 30 minutes.

4) Steam for 3 minutes or till cooked over medium heat.

5) Discard paper, pan-fry the buns (pau or bao) in a non-stick pan with a little of oil till golden brown on both sides. Serve.

6) Enjoy!


  1. Mmmm.... these look very delicious!
    I must bookmark this for my family. They'll love it!

  2. Hi Veronica, thanks for sharing the recipe. Yours look very well done and delicious.
    I have not eaten this for a long time, I bookmark this but not sure when got the chance to try. I'm more interested in the cute swiss roll, rubbing my hand now. LOL

    Have a nice day.