Vegetarian 'Siew Bao'

Another week to go, as usual check the fridge and make some clearance before heading for some new stocks. Not much left, just some vegetarian 'char siew' and some red bean paste. I've used the vegetarian 'char siew' to make some 'char siew' filling. I'm not making any 'char siew' steamed bun this round but baked 'siew bao'. 'Siew Bao' is one of our local famous goodies and street food as well, which is usually made of meaty 'char siew' filling with crunchy crust and also with lots of sesame seeds.

**Ingredients for Dough (A) :
250gm all purpose flour
120gm shortening

- combine the ingredients to form a dough, leave aside for 30 mins.
- then divide into 24 portion.

**Ingredients for Dough (B) :
250gm all purpose flour
60gm icing sugar
60gm butter
120ml water

- combine flour, sugar and butter and mix well.
- add in water and knead till form a soft dough, leave aside for 30 mins.
- then divide into 24 portion.

**Method :

- wrap (A) into (B).
- roll dough into long flat sheet, then roll up like Swiss roll.
- turn dough 90 degree and repeat the step again.

-press dough with palm and roll out a circle shape.
- place in the filling and pleat pastry upwards towards the centre.

- brush on egg glaze and sprinkle sesame on top.
- bake 1t 190'c for 20-25 mins or untill golden brown.

Ta... Da..... all done!!! The best is to serve while still hot.
So, 24pcs just nicely shared with my friends and neighbours. My neighbour told me she has put on a few pounds lately due to my daily send in goodies. hahaha.... Luckily, it's not ME!! Dear foodie friends, that's why you must SHARE all your delicious food with your friends and neighbours! hehe....
I've made the vegetarian filling with only mushroom, onion, garlic, sesame seeds and vegetarian 'char siew'(it's soy bean sheet product).

Hereby, I would like to thank Laura @ Laura's Paris Cooking Notebook for passing on the award to me. I'm honoured and really appreciate it. Laura is such a nice lady and she also has a very lovely blog with all those wonderful French cuisines and food review around Europe. Do feel free do drop by her blog. By the way, do I need to rewrite the 7 things about myself again??? Click here & here then.

As usual I'll have to norminate 7 other wonderful blogger and they are as follows :

(1) Vegetable Matter
(2) Anna @ Chef Wanabe
(3) Marillyn @ Just Making Noise
(4) Alta @ Tasty Eats At Home
(5) Jodi_lee @ Two Girls Cooking
(6) Smita @ Little Food Junction
(7) Radha @ Urban Bites : Delizie da Hong Kong

So, congratulations ladies! Please feel free to drop by to collect your lovely award and follow the rules as listed below. Thank you very much.

(1) Thank the person who has given you the award.
(2) Copy the logo and place to your blog.
(3) Link to the person who has norminated you the award.
(4) Name & things about yourself
(5) Norminate 7 kreativ blogger


  1. These look beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  2. Thank you so much for the lovely award, I looooooove this buns, steamed or baked. I always thought it was very difficult to make, thank you for the step by step.

  3. The siew bao looks awesome! Your neighbor is so lucky lah!
    p/s haven't forgotten abt the friendship award...will include in my next post ;).

  4. Thank You very much for the award, we saw the bao and thought that was our prize! :)

  5. So pretty, and they sound delicious too.

  6. The siew bao looks grand! Perfect timing for my lunch :)
    Congrats for your award!!



  7. Delicious Siew Bao and Congratulations on your Award!

  8. beautiful pastry...would be great with a gulf coast seafood filling...

  9. the pastry looks too good! i just love it as much as i love the filling.

  10. the pastry,the delicious...perfect!

  11. THe pastry looks scrumptious! Thank you Kristy for the award!! Appreciate it alot!

  12. That looks wicked good. Heh, I don't think I've ever seen them baked before, only steamed. I have to try it that way!

  13. These really look delicious. I love all types of dumplings.

  14. Hi everyone,
    Thanks for stopping by. Lately, the site runs like a snail! So, will drop by to visit soon.

    Have a nice weekend & cheers.

    Love, Kristy

  15. These look really delicious! Such a delicious filling and so perfect golden brown!

  16. these char siu paos look very pretty & delicious. First time I heard of a vegetarian type...brilliant.

  17. ohh! this looks so much better than my char siew bao...very very pretty. YUM!

  18. My pleasure! And your "bites" looks delicious - I told your, every time I visit your blog I long for Asian food!

  19. Lovely recipe here! I've never come across veggie char siew but it looks delicious! Great job. Loving your blog!

    Sanjana from KO Rasoi

  20. Great recipe! I love those little scrunched up bites! clever you.

  21. Thanks for another exciting recipe! I was wondering how you ate all that food you make, haha!

  22. Lovely shaped Siew Bao! They are unbelieveable when they are just out from the oven!

  23. Oh how grand and lovely. I have never had anything like it so now need to try. Congrats on award!

  24. Dear My Little Space -
    Thanks a lot for liking my creations and nominating me for the Creative Blogger award . I'd love to collect the the award from ur blog ....


  25. I love these buns, yum! And thank you so much for the award!

  26. Oh my goodness! I love these buns! Will most definitely be trying these on a rainy Sunday afternoon. I bet your entire house smelled delicious!


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