Originally Posted by spork
I'm terribly inept with doughs, but I'd like to try making these. I have a specific question: what exactly is that square of paper stuck to the bottom? And, a general question: steamed bun filling recipes please.
The waxed paper is to prevent sticking. I've also seen noted and used a piece of lettuce in the bottom of the steamer basket.
I've done some searching for filling ideas. The following are pages with recipes or my own ideas.
-Char Siu pork
Char Siu Recipe (Chinese barbecue pork) | China | Whats4Eats
(There are quite a few recipes for Gyoza filling, choose for your tastes)
-Yakitori chicken pieces, garlic and sauce
-Ground chicken, leeks or spring onion and yakitori sauce
-Minced curry vegetables and meat (Beef, chicken or pork)