Steamed buns: pockets of steamy goodness, just waiting for you to fill them with tender meats, pickled vegetables, fresh herbs, and ooey-gooey sauces. While the Chinese have been making mantou—steamed bread dough—forever, America’s obsession with the buns can be credited to David Chang.
Steamed buns (flower rolls) | Known as hua juan, flower rolls are a variety of popular mantou (steamed buns) from northern China. They are often served with meat stews and saucy dishes in place of rice.
// mantou bao 包, one of my favorite food when I was in China (1992) Mantou 饅頭 (Chinese Steamed Buns) Recipe Makes 8 Ingredients 5 g instant dried yeast 250 ml water 500 g all purpose flour 25 g caster sugar 1 tsp vegetable oil