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Old 07-07-2009, 11:52 AM   #11
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they are def the white, steamed kind....im going to try the microwave tonight, and then actual steam (i have a bamboo steamer insert for my wok) when i have more time

well, its 99.9% not english - it does say "PORK BUNS" on the front

are these things unhealthy? i cant imagine them being healthy, but i dont think they are terrible either....i try to maintain a strict diet....though ill prob eat all of these either way
Since you have a bamboo steamer for your wok, you would be well served to use that instead of the microwave. The microwave ruins any bread that it touches... turns it into cardboard. One of the joys of the steamed pork buns is the squishy, spongy quality of the steamed dough. The micorwave will ruin that.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:08 PM   #12
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:29 PM   #13
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so i made a few last night using a wet paper towel and the mircowave...it worked very well, though i will try steaming next time

but i was a bit surprised by the filling...it was very similar to dumplings, meaning that it seemed to be seasoned, ground pork....no BBQ flavor....i was expecting more like chunks, or shreads of pork with sauce....this was more like an asian meatball....still very good, but im just wondering if thats normal
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I've never eaten any with ground pork, nor made any with other than the regular Chinese Barbecued Pork. I've never prepared the pork for the buns, just went down to Chinatown and bought some.

If you steam some tonight, I think you'll see a considerable difference from the microwaved ones.
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Char Su Bow - roast pork buns are indeed either steamed or baked.
As others have stated If baked thay should be browned - if steamed white.
There are also Gai Bow - chicken buns - in both varieties steamed or baked.
There is also Di Bow (big bun) which includes some Chinese Sausage with other
meats, these I've only seen steamed.
Steaming rather than microwaving is preferable but microwaving
will produce acceptable results.
They are much better bought from a bakery or dim sum restaurant instead
of pre-packaged from a market.
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