Scallion Pancake (葱油饼)

These are almost exactly like coin prata. You’ll feel totally like the prata man or woman when attempting the recipe, except for the flipping and tossing, that is. Taste wise, it’s crispy on the outside and chewy and fluffy inside. Thumbs up! Recipe (makes 8 small ones) 200g plain flour 3/4 tsp salt 120g warm…

Char Siu Bao (蜜汁叉烧包)

Very pleased because we all had seconds and wiped out 10 baos at one go. I tried to make this more Cantonese style by cooking a thick gravy and freezing the fillings first and it worked perfectly. Recipe for filling (14 bao) About 200g pork collar cut into small strips 3 slices ginger 1 tbsp…

Gula Melaka Coconut Huat Kueh (发糕)

Really easy recipe here, should be quite fail-proof. Some tips to ensure a full bloom: Fill batter fully or near brim Cupcakes liner must be strong or placed in a deep muffin tray like mine. Else, get the individual metal cups Do not reduce baking powder amount Slitting the top with an oiled knife helps…

Big Pork Baos (大肉包)

I like to serve these for lunch as they are filling and delicious. Each of us will have 2-3 baos to feel satisfied. We fill with lots of vegetables as a matter of preference so you can adjust this. And hard boil eggs is a must for us too. Recipe (makes 10) Bao 125g water…

Custard Milk Baos (奶黄包)

These are one of my best Baos, very soft and fluffy. My tasters agree and wiped them out. The bao is all-milk recipe and tastes just great with the rich custard.Many readers asked me about ‘pockmarked’ baos after steaming, this is usually due to uneven larger air pockets on the surface that collapsed after steaming….