Did you have a chance to check out my recent post "How to Make the All Natural and Organic Red Food Coloring"? If not, click here for a quick recap. Otherwise, let's talk about these super adorable Piggy Chinese Steamed Buns. Let's start by watching the YouTube video tutorial above for a step-by-step instructions on how to make these piggies, from start to finish. By the way, I always post the complete written recipe at the end of each post for your reference.
These little piggies are inspired by the Hello Kitty Dim Sum we had when we visited Hong Kong last summer. This cute character simply makes any food a lot more fun to eat and enjoy. We have had our fair share of the plain Chinese Stem Buns (Mantou or 饅頭 in Chinese) in the past. They are soft and slightly dense buns with a hint of sweetness. People usually eat them as is or with savory dishes, similar to dinner rolls in American cuisine. Or, you can dip them in sweetened condensed milk as a light dessert. Either way, they are just as good and very versatile.
Don’t you love these super adorable little piggies? They are almost too cute to eat, almost! My kids love them so much, especially my little girl. I can’t wait to create some other characters for them to enjoy. And I think I’ll add some fillings to these buns next time. Chinese BBQ pork would be a great option for savory, and red bean paste or custard would be nice options as sweet versions.
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3-Tier Steamer (Click here for more information)
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Dough Scraper (Click here for more information)
Tolling Pin (Click here for more information)
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Stand Mixer (Click here for more information)