Chinese Roast Bbq Pork Buns
When we lived in London, there was a Chinese bakery, Tai Pan, that was about 10 minutes walk from our house. We would occasionally go there for a weekend raid, of course, we didn’t have room for dinner that night. They made everything on site, from the delectable char siu bao (roast pork bun/barbecue pork bun) to the delicate daan tat (egg custard tarts), from the delicious gai mei bow (coconut bun, chicken tail bun) to the mouthwatering celebration cakes. I really miss that place. You can also buy all that stuff here in the US, but I’m allergic to everything!
I’ve been craving char siu bao for so long, I had to find a recipe that I could make at home.
A friend of ours W, invited us around to his house for dinner one night. It was “Chinese”-themed. It was as good a time as any, to try out my first batch of char siu bao. The bread was tender and soft, the filling was meaty, slightly sweet and absolutely more-ish. However, saying that, I think I may change the bread dough recipe next time…
I made 16, but only 12 of them managed to get to W’s house – I’ve no idea what happened to them!