Delicious Chinese Steamed Buns with Sweet and Savory Barbecued Pork Filling

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Delicious Chinese Steamed Buns with Sweet and Savory Barbecued Pork Filling
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
90 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on February 18, 2024

Learn how to make traditional Chinese steamed buns filled with tender and flavorful barbecued pork. These buns are perfect for a snack, appetizer, or main course and are sure to impress your family and friends with their authentic flavors and soft, fluffy texture.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 lb barbecued pork, diced


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes until foamy.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour and sugar. Add the yeast mixture and oil, and mix until a dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5 minutes, then cover and let it rise for 1 hour.
  4. Divide the dough into small balls and roll each one out into a circle. Place a spoonful of barbecued pork in the center and seal the bun.
  5. Place the buns on individual squares of parchment paper and steam in a bamboo steamer for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy the delicious steamed buns with barbecued pork filling.

Interesting Facts

  • Chinese steamed buns are a popular street food in China and are enjoyed as a snack or meal.
  • The combination of sweet and savory flavors in the barbecued pork filling makes these buns a crowd favorite.
  • Steaming the buns helps them stay soft and fluffy, creating the perfect texture for enjoying the flavorful filling.