Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Emperor Steamed Bun

Let me introduce you to this fabulous Emperor Steamed Bun! I've no idea why is it called by this name but this is such a delicious dim sum serve at many places in the centre of the city, Kuala Lumpur. I've seen the review regarding this bun which is very famous around Klang and it's cost about RM$5.00 per serving. I've never been there for food before though I've so many friends and relatives staying in the city included my younger brother. I don't travel much =) But I'll be away for a few days trip this weekend with my children. What do you know, this is actually my 2nd trip of the year. However, hope you all will enjoy the recipe!

Ingredients for Bun Dough as click here :

Method :

- divide dough into 5 portion.
- then slowing roll into a long string and wrap around the oil coated ceramic rice bowl (as shown).
- by the time you finish up everything, it's time for steaming.
- steam the bun for about 12 mins.
- then remove hot bun quickly from the bowl before it gets cold.
Ingredients for Char Siew Chicken & Mushroom :

1 whole boneless chicken breast, diced
1 large onion, sliced & roughly chopped
100gm mushroom, cubed

Seasoning & Method for Char Siew Chicken Making click here :
Ingredients for Steamed Glutinous rice :

1 cup glutinous rice (cleaned & soaked for 4 hours or overnight)
1 tspn salt

Seasoning :

2-1/2 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 tspn five spice powder
1/4 tspn ground pepper
1/2 tbsp light soy sauce

Method :
- combine all the seasoning and mix well, then leave aside.
- combine salt and water (roughly about 3/4 cup) together and mix well.
- place glutinous rice to a baking tray with enough water just slightly cover the rice.
- and steam for 15 mins over high heat.
- remove from steamer then stir in all the seasoning and mix untill well combined.

Now, place in enough char siew chicken filling into the steamed bun and then cover it up with the steamed glutinous rice. Finally, place the whole filled bun upside down to the baking tray or plate. And steam for another 10 mins over high heat and serve hot.

Not so pretty but still presentable LOL! haha.... First attempt! Oh, yum! It's more or less like eating 'Loh Mai Gai' with steamed bun. Quite flavourful though! Oh yes, this is huge... just manage to take one of these per person. Don't be greedy! One is enough!

By the way, I would like to thank Shelly @ Experimental Culinary Pursuits for passing this lovely award to me! Thank you very much, Shelly. I am really appreciate it! It is such a great fun of knowing her. She is young and pretty and very keen in cooking & baking as well. She dared to take the challenge in a culinary showcasing and cooked for 300 visitors. Isn't she daring!!!

And I'm going to pass this award to the following new foodie friends :

(1) Trish @ The Mad Chemist

(2) Velva @ Tomatoes On The Wine

(3) Shirley @ Enriching Your Kid

(4) Joy @ Joylicious

(5) Saju @ The Novice Kitchen

(6) Radha @ A Liberal Dose Of Ma-Sa-La

(7) Barbara @ Moveable Feasts

They all such wonderful baker and cook. Do check out their delicious site! Hi ladies, please feel free to drop by and collect this lovely batch. Thank you very much!




Barbara said...

Thanks so much for the award Kristy! I am honored.
As for these steamed buns, I am totally impressed this is your first attempt! They look fun to make and I can think of lots of different fillings to try!

Trish said...

Oh thank you so much for the are very kind. You have the most amazing blog I have never heard of! Good luck in your culinary pursuits...seems you are well on your way! Oh, and yes, here is the link to my site which you asked me for...

Heavenly Housewife said...

These are beautiful. The remind me of little bee hives :). Congrats on your award :D

Lyndsey said...

What a nice bun you have there, LOL! No actually they it's so cool I don't know if I could eat it! Thanks for sharing!

reanaclaire said...

wow..i surely wont know how to do this but i yearnfully love to eat! the fillings is so tempting.. yumm..

Joy said...

Aw you're the best thanks for passing along this award I really appreciate it :) AND THESE emperor buns are so beautiful -- I have always wondered how to make the dough itself so thanks for providing that!! MMmmm so hungry now -_-

Bob said...

Those look awesome, I've never seen a steamed bun like that before.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

These are beautiful Kristi! And so delicious looking. They came out great for your first try!

Claudia said...

Wow does this ever look good. I've never had a steamed bun - but I love everything that goes into it - yay for you and I would love one, thank-you.

Drick said...

nice post and I think it looked perfect...but I'm a little bias...

MaryMoh said...

These look very new, interesting and delicious to me. I would definitely like them.

Patty said...

My goodness! Your steamed buns looks absolutely delicious! I love steamed buns and haven't had any proper steamed buns since leaving China! Thanks for sharing and for the recipe!

Diana Bauman said...

Kristy, the filling is so great! I wish you could FedEx these to me :)

Velva said...

Kristy, you always make my day. Thank you for the lovely award. This just makes me feel all warm inside!

Your steam buns look wonderful. We have eaten different varieties of steamed buns and just love them. I have never made but, love to eat them. In big cities this is a perfect inexpensive lunch w/a diet coke :-) I can't find them locally or I would enjoy them everyday.

Experimental Culinary Pursuits said...

Kristy! Thanks for all your kind words - you're the best! These buns are amazing and VERY HUGE! I think I can maybe eat half for lunch and half for dinner haha. I wish you could come over and make this with me!

Cheah said...

I've tasted this, yes, it's 5 rgt each, seems quite popular in the famous Foh San dim sum restaurant in Ipoh, it's basically loh mai kai with steamed bun. You are indeed a great cook!

Shirley said...

Thank you so much for the lovely award. I love your recipes. There so different and delicious.
My link is

3 hungry tummies said...

Wow!! they are really fit for an emperor!!

Jeannie said...

Hi, You are an amazing cook! I hope you don't mind me putting you on my blog list. I am going to drool over your blog whenever I can.

alison said...

lovely!i never eat some buns...can i?

radha said...

Thanks for the award. So nice of you.

This recipe is really ingenious. And kudos, for the first attempt it looks great ( especially since I do not know how the original is!!). But the ingredients seem yum and am sure the product was too.

My Little Space said...

Hi to all my dearest foodie friends,

Thank you very much for all your kind & lovely words. I am really really appreciate it! You all are such wonderful people. I'm so sorry for not replying it earlier. You know, it's school holiday!!! I was busying packing for my tomorrow trip! I'll be away for a couple of days. Hope to see you all next week. Muakkkk.... =P


Cheers, Kristy

Little Inbox said...

The buns really look yummy. I never saw this type of bun before.

My Little Space said...

Hi Jeannie & Little Box,

Welcome on board! Thanks for stopping by and hope to hear from you more often.

Have a nice day!

Cheers, Kristy

Divina Pe said...

Congrats on your award Kristy and the buns look really great. You should open a Chinese cafe soon.

cherry potato said...

This is very special!!I haven't saw and eat this before.

Look very yummy delicious!

Mary said...

These look wonderful. I'll have to give them a try when things settle down around here. Have a great day...Mary

My Little Space said...

Divina : Thank you very much! I wish I could! May my dreams come true and so is yours.

Chin : Poor girl! Then you should try it sometime.

Mary : Hope you'll have fun with it! Have a wonderful time.

Love, Kristy

Tasty Eats At Home said...

I love the swirly effect you made on the bun!

Elaine said...

looks mouthwatering! great attempt indeed!

Olive said...

wow, I have never seen a steamed bun this's not easy to make but you did it (first time too,) and did it well! You are a great cook, kristy! :)

penny aka jeroxie said...

You are just so clever! I love this big big bun!

Belinda @zomppa said...

I have loved big steamed bun every since I was little...can I come over?? Have fun on your break!

Saju said...

Thanks kristy for the award..was away for a while thats y late!!
love ur emperor buns..they look terrific..
and also its not enough tempting me with all thise christmas gifts and cakes and give u my address sent me some!!!

Saju said... link

Martha (MM) said...

How gorgeous and these sound absolutely divine! Another perfect one for Tailgating Time! Thanks :-)

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