steamed pork buns "nikuman"

26 February 2014

My sister inspired me to try my hand at these after she successfully made them, because it's my favourite kind of recipe - looks impressive and labour intensive, but are actually very simple. Who doesn't love to impress with minimum effort?

I based my recipe on this one from the quirky Youtube channel with lots of good Japanese cooking, but I did substitute the pork shoulder for ground pork and the stock for powdered dashi stock that I had in my kitchen.

E came home and, as cunningly planned, was super wowed that I had made these myself. Trust me, they're worth trying out because they are delicious, simple and total ego-boosters.


  1. They look so impressive!! <3

    Jennie xo |

  2. Oh wow! These pork buns look ah-mazing! If you don't mind my asking, but how long did it take you to make these buns? 30mins? An hour? I'm always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes :)

    1. it took about an hour and a quarter i think, but most of that is inactive - proofing the dough once for 30 minutes and second time for 10, steaming takes about 20-25 minutes. it's not something you can whip up in half an hour, but aside from a little kneading it's really not too much work! x

  3. looks so so delicious! definitely want to try this for sure!

  4. I might have to make that when my hubby comes home from korea for good.

  5. Look amazinggg and what a good plan on your part haha. I should try sometime!

  6. woooow!! i feel like i should give you a standing ovation, they look marvellous!

  7. I've been wanting to make egg rolls or dumplings from scratch lately -- I need to find a yummy vegetarian versions. They look great and you mastered it! x

  8. Ohh, I love getting these whenever I walk through china town, they seem pretty simple to make!

    Might have to have a go... and not share them :) x


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