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Old 07-06-2009, 12:27 PM   #1
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Chinese Pork Buns

finally got to go to my local asian market this weekend....man, that place is awesome! so many things i wanted to try!

however, i was short on time and kept it very simple....in addition to a few other things, i got some chinese pork buns (white, pillow-y buns filled with some sort of pork mixture)....not sure why, they just seemed to call to me at the moment

anyway, how do i cook these (no english on the package)?? they are refrigerated ....i assume the pork inside is already cooked, but i could be wrong....so i think im supposed to steam them, but i dont know how long....any other ways?

and does anyone have serving suggestions?

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Old 07-06-2009, 12:32 PM   #2
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Mmmmm love these! They are one of my wife's favorites. They are fully cooked already. Believe it or not you can just heat them in the microwave for about a minute. I put ours on top of a moist paper towel to add a little steam.

The traditional way to heat them is in a steamer.
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:42 PM   #3
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Oh, I love Barbecued Pork Buns! I have a recipe in the computer at home I can post for you, if you would like to try making your own.
Or, if you have Nina Simonds' "Classic Chinese Cuisine," the recipe is on page 57. It is very easy and SO delicious.
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:59 PM   #4
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thanks guys....should i be dipping them in any sauce, or just by themselves?

also, these dont say "barbeque pork buns" - just "pork buns"....is that the same?
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:37 PM   #5
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Just by themselves is fine.

Yes pork buns + bbq pork buns. They are a great quick snack (please take into account that a whole ham is a snack for me ;-) )
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:26 PM   #6
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There are two versions of pork buns. One is served steamed and the other is baked.

If the picture on the package shows them white, they should be steamed. If the picture shows them browned, they should be baked.

As for how long, I don't know. I'd recommend an instant read thermometer. Make sure the center of the bun reaches about 160F.

How do you know they are pork if there is no English on the package?
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:01 PM   #7
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Andy,

I have never seen the baked version!

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Old 07-06-2009, 05:30 PM   #8
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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
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The package should have a nutritional panel on it. It's required by federal law for all processed foods sold in the USA.
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There are two versions of pork buns. One is served steamed and the other is baked.

If the picture on the package shows them white, they should be steamed. If the picture shows them browned, they should be baked.

As for how long, I don't know. I'd recommend an instant read thermometer. Make sure the center of the bun reaches about 160F.

How do you know they are pork if there is no English on the package?

I'm guessing that it's better contemplating that, than shredded cat

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