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Chinese Steamed Buns (POWS) with Pork, Chicken & Shrimp Recipe by Shaun & Aunty Giz 🇹🇹


Aunty Gizelle (Rhett’s Mom) joins Shaun in the kitchen to learn how to make her favorite Chinese Steamed Buns (POWS) with three different fillings; pork, chicken, and shrimp. Here’s the full recipe:


Yield - 12 Pow Buns


Ingredients for Pork Filling

Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp

Five Spice Powder - 1/2 tsp

Minced Garlic - 2 tbsp

Minced Ginger - 1 tbsp

Hoisin Sauce - ½ cup

Brown Sugar - 1/4 cup

Xaoxing Wine - 1/4 cup

Honey - 1/4 cup

Soy Sauce - 3 tbsp

Whole Star Anise - 1

Red Food Colouring - 1 ½ tbsp

Pork Tenderloin - 2 lbs (cut into 1” strips to grill)


Method

1. Mix all ingredients except the pork in a bowl until evenly incorporated.

2. Cut pork into ¾ inch strips before adding to marinade.

3. Heat your frying pan or griddle over high heat.

4. Cook tenderloin stirps on either side for 2 to 3 minutes.

5. Set aside and allow to rest and cool.

6. Place remaining marinade in a small saucepan and reduce by half over medium heat.

7. Pour directly over pork.

8. Once cool, cut strips into bite sized pieces.

9. Set aside.


Ingredients for Chicken Filling

Sesame Oil - 1 tbsp

Minced Garlic - 1 tbsp

Minced Ginger - 1 tbsp

All Purpose Chinese seasoning - 1 tbsp

Soy sauce - 1 tbsp

Hoisin Sauce - 2 to 3 tbsp

Sugar - 1 tbsp

Minced Chicken - 1 lb


Method

1. Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat.

2. Once hot, add garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds.

3. Stir in seasoning, sauces and sugar until sugar is dissolved.

4. Raise heat to high before add chicken.

5. Stir continuously until chicken is fully cooked.

6. Set aside and allow to cool.


Ingredients for Shrimp Filling

Sesame Oil - 1 tbsp

Minced Garlic - 1 tbsp

Minced Ginger -1 tbsp

Cayenne Powder - Smidge

Xaoxing / White Wine Vinegar - 2 tsp

Minced Shrimp - 2 lbs

Salt - to taste

Chopped Chive - 2 tbsp


Method

7. Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat.

8. Once hot, add garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds.

9. Stir in cayenne & wine.

10. Raise heat to high before add shrimp.

11. Stir continuously until shrimp is fully cooked.

12. Once cooked, add salt and chive.

13. Set aside and allow to cool.


Ingredients for Dough

Warm Water - 1 cup

Granulated Sugar - 1/2 cup

Instant Yeast - 1 tbsp

Soya Bean Oil - 2 tbsp

Lotus Cake Flour - 3 1/4 cups

Salt - 1 tsp


Method

1. Add sugar, yeast & oil to warm water.

2. Stir until sugar & yeast is dissolved.

3. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes.

4. In a bowl, mix flour & salt.

5. Add water mixture to flour mixture.

6. Knead until a smooth dough forms (8-10 minutes).

7. Place into a greased bowl and cover with a damp cloth.

8. Allow to rest and rise for 1 hour.

9. Once the hour has passed, divide dough into 12 equal pieces.

10. Roll each piece into a smooth ball.

11. Cover balls with a damp cloth and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

12. Fill with 1 tbsp of filling and seal as illustrated in the video.

13. Place each Pow Bun onto a piece of wax paper.

14. Cover and allow to rest for an additional 10 minutes.

15. Use this time to prep your steamer.

16. Place into steamer and steam buns for 15 minutes.

17. Enjoy!


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