When It’s Cold Out, Steam Them Buns!

Hahahaha… did you see what I did there?

We’ve been following Kara and Nate on YouTube. They’re a young US couple seeing the world via travel hacking. One of the things we like the most about them is that they LOVE TO EAT. A lot. Almost anything.

Watching them travel around the world has inspired us to try making non-Italian meals here on the farm. And one of the things we’ve really been hankering for ever since we saw one of their videos from Hong Kong is steamed pork buns.

Well, we finally got our hands on a bamboo steamer, and we put it to work! After some research and experimentation, we managed to pull off some really, really tasty steamed Chinese pork buns (baozi).

Sweet Baby G was in charge of the filling, and I was tasked with the dough. We used ground pork, wilted cabbage, green onions, soy sauce and sesame oil. The whole thing from start to finish (including making the dough from scratch) took about 3 hours (mostly waiting for the dough to rise). DELICIOUS!

If you want to try this yourself, we used this recipe for the filling (although we sautéed the filling before stuffing the buns), and this recipe for the dough. Give it a whirl!

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