Chinese Steamed Pork Buns

Chinese Steamed Pork Buns

Chinese Steamed Pork Buns

Difficulty:IntermediatePrep time: 30 minutesCook time: 14 minutes


These Chinese baos are so delicious. I grew up eating these in The Netherlands. There are many different kinds of versions worldwide, but this has got to be one of my favorites.

Ingredients Dough

  • Ingredients Filling


  1. Start by dicing your onion and mincing your garlic finely. Set aside for later.Cutting garlic and onions
  2. Make your dough. In a medium bowl, sift your flour.
  3. Then add your water, sugar, vegetable oil, baking powder, and yeast to the bowl of flour. Mix with a wooden spoon until well combined.Make dough with wooden spoon
  4. Knead the dough with your hands for about 5 minutes. The dough shouldn’t be sticky. If it’s a little sticky, add a little bit of flour. Keep kneading and folding and make a ball.
  5. Cover your dough with a wet towel and let it rise for about 20-30 minutes.
  6. While your dough is rising, make your filling.
  7. Add a pan to the stove and bring to medium-high heat. Add your vegetable oil and let it get hot. Then add your diced onions and minced garlic. Sauté for about 2-3 minutes. Then reduce to medium heat.
  8. Add your hoisin sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, granulated sugar, sesame oil, salt, water, and cornstarch to the pan and let it simmer for about 2 minutes until the mixture has thickened.Make steamed pork buns filling
  9. Then add your ground pork to the pan and make sure it’s completely cooked. This can take about 7-10 minutes. Remove from heat once the meat is fully cooked and let it cool off.
  10. Return to your dough. Sprinkle some flour into your worktable and put your risen dough on there.
  11. Fold and flatten with a rolling pin a few times until you have a long rectangle. Then roll up your dough and cut it into 16 even pieces.
  12. Put 1-2 tablespoons of filling on your dough and start folding the edges towards each other, all the way around until you’ve closed your bun.
  13. Put parchment paper in your bamboo steamer (you can also use a regular steam pan) and place the buns in your steamer. Make sure not to overcrowd them and leave about 1 inch of space between them.
  14. Add about ¼ inch of water to a pan and bring to a boil. Then place your bamboo steamer in the pan and let it steam for about 12-14 minutes. Make sure there is always water in your pan. You can add a little more if all the water has been reduced.
  15. Remove from the steamer and enjoy while warm!
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