Asian-style Buns


I do not make breads often since there are a number of good bakeries nearby. It is just much more convenient to buy in because making bread can be pretty time-consuming. Nevertheless, there are occasions where I crave for some soft and fluffy sweet buns with or without fillings from Asia. These buns are hard to get here in Melbourne although I notice that Breadtop does sell several varieties. But I admit home made buns are better since I can just put in whatever fillings I desire.

I particularly like these spicy fish buns. For the fillings, I simply mix canned sardines in tomato sauce with 1-2 tablespoons of sambal olek (Southest-Asian style Chili Sauce), some ground white pepper and finely shredded green onions. For the buns, I normally use the Sweet Buns recipe from Asian Pastry Chef Alex Goh. His recipe gives buns with right texture and softness. You can view the recipe here, which was posted by Leelee of Baking Mum. I normally halve the recipe and it still yields good 8-10 medium size buns.

Just a final note on the fillings. Be creative! You can put in whatever you fancy although the more traditional buns normally have sweet red (or green) bean paste. I have tried to use butter cream, taro paste, and tuna with mayonnaise… All of them are flavorful and worth trying.

Tag: asian food

8 Responses to Asian-style Buns

  1. Brilynn says:

    I like red bean and taro in mine!

  2. Rachel says:

    They are yummy looking! We are making dumplings tonight but what I really want are buns!

  3. Lakshmi says:

    First of all, thanks for your comment on my blog.

  4. angie says:

    That’s what I like about baking buns at home, can add anything I like :p. Yours look yummy!

  5. WhItE_PoPlAr says:

    Brilyn, yes, the buns are good with red bean and taro!

  6. gattinamia says:

    LeeLee’s recipe is a keeper, I;ve been using it many times!

  7. Precious Moments says:

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Hi,just wanting desperately to find out the creamy mayo butter receipe.When I was living in Melbourne I would buy these mini french sticks that had this beutiful butter and pat'e from a small asian shop in Springvale I am now back in NZ and craving,hope you can help

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