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Chinese: Barbecued Pork Bun (Cha Siu Bow)















Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free


cup water
½ teaspoon sugar
1 package yeast, active dry
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 ½ cups cake flour
4 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 ¼ cups milk, low-fat
16 Pieces white paper
2 inches square
6 ounces chinese barbeque pork
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons water
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon soy sauce, tamari
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons water
cold, for thickening


Mix together the warm water, ½ teaspoon sugar and yeast in an 8 ounce measuring cup.

Let stand until it rises to the 8 ounce level (about 20 minutes).

Sift flour, cake flour, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl.

Add shortening, yeast mixture and milk.

Knead mixture 5 minutes to form a dough.

Cover with a damp cloth and set dough in a warm place.

Allow the dough to rise for 3 hours.

Heat wok, add oil and stir-fry pork for 2 minutes.

Add 2 tablespoons water, salt, sugar, soy sauce, oyster sauce and hoisin sauce.

Bring it to a boil.

Prepare thickening by mixing the cornstarch and 4 tablespoons cold water.

Stir into the mixture and cook for 1 minute.

Let cool before using.

After 3 hours, when the dough has risen, shape into rolls about 2 inches in diameter.

Cut each roll into 1½ inch pieces.

Shape each piece into a shallow bowl shape.

Put 1 tablespoon filling in the center, close ans twist dough to form a bun.

Put the bun on a 2 inch square of white paper. (This prevents the bun from becoming soggy while steaming.)

Place 8 buns in a pie pan and allow them to set and rest for 15 minutes in a warm place.

Steam for 25 minutes.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 74g (2.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 19413% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 14%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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