Chicken Buns Recipe (Chinese Steamed Buns/鸡仔包)March 11th, 2009Recipes, Chinese Recipes, Recipes44 Comments
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Chinese dim sum is my favorite. Other than the regular har gao (steamed shrimp dumplings) and sui mai, I also love steamed buns . (Previously, I made some red bean steamed buns.) I simply love the soft and pillowy texture of chinese steamed buns–known as bao (包)–filled with meat, vegetables, or a combination of both. Sinking my teeth into a steaming hot and soft Chinese steamed bun, slowly chew it to savor the flavors, and then down it with a cup of Chinese tea is a ritual that often reminds me of how great life is.
Last weekend, I had a tray of steamed chicken buns or 鸡仔包 at a dim sum restaurant; they were so good that I was longing for more after I came home. I made my own chicken buns to satisfy my craving the next day.
The toughest part of making steamed buns is the pleating and folding to make them perfect looking. I am really not good at it (as you can see from the shape of my bao!). Anyway, if you love bao or Chinese steamed buns, you can try my steamed chicken buns recipe below. The taste is rather close to the ones served at dim sum restaurants. If you like Chinese recipes, don’t forget to check them out.
Do you like Chinese steamed buns?
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