A pork bao or pork bun recipe that uses ground pork, chives, and green onion
- 1 lb ground pork
- ½ tbsp ginger minced
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp garlic minced
- 1 pinch Chinese five spice optional
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp black bean chili oil optional
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ tsp instant yeast
- ⅔ cup water
- 1 pinch salt
- ½ cup chives minced
- ½ cup green onions minced
Add yeast to slightly warm water and wait 10 minutes to activate.
Add flour and salt to yeasted water, knead until smooth and elastic.
Transfer into an oiled bowl and let rest for 2-3 hours, or until doubled in size.
Cut up the chives and green onion. Add more or less to your liking.
Heat up a skillet on high heat with vegetable oil covering the bottom in a thin layer. Add the pork and fry the pork for about 5 minutes.
Once the pork is only slightly pink, add the chives and green onion. For for about 2 more minutes, let them wilt slightly. Add a little soy sauce and salt if desired.
Take the filling off the heat.
Creating The Bao
Roll the dough into a snake and cut about 10 equal sections of dough.
Roll each portion of dough into a flat disc.
Put a large spoonful of filling in the middle and pinch the dough together at the top.
Steam the bao for 15 - 20 minutes.
Take off the heat and enjoy!
Calories: 750kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 38gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 607mgPotassium: 659mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 456IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 6mg