Ever since I lived in Toronto I have loved meat buns. I have tried making them myself, here is my first attempt. They were good but they just are not the same as getting them from a Chinese market.
The last time I lived in Vancouver I soon became a vegetarian so they were off limits. Silly me. Looks like I am now making up for lost time!
I was absolutely delighted to walk into Chong Lee Market to discover I can buy these buns pre-steamed!
I could barely wait to enjoy one of these treasures!
How to Make Them
I got out my bamboo steamer, put down some parchment paper…
You can use a stainless steel steamer if you want, just make sure it has some oil on it so it won’t stick
Put it over boiling water in a large sauce pan and let the buns steam for about 15 minutes.
They are all moist, plump and beautiful! The only problem?
They will be bloody hot!!! Look at them steaming like crazy and with all at the sunshine? If that doesn’t say foodie bliss, I don’t know what does.
So doughy, so tasty, so meaty… Delicious! Just like I remembered. The only problem? The package of buns have already been thawed which means I have to eat all the buns myself within a few days. These have MSG and pork, a double no-no for Reg.
I have bought three packages so far and for those days when I just do not have time to make a homemade dish for me, I get out that steamer and excitedly wait for the 15 minutes to go by before attacking the buns. I almost always burn my hands and mouth, eating them too soon but I don’t care.
Six buns for under $6?! Three lunches for just a couple of bucks? Oh yeah, this is foodie bliss for me. Big time!
Debra She Who Seeks says
Yeah, baby, yeah.
Suzie Ridler says
I know, right???!!! OMG!
Tim Shorts says
I chuckled at meat buns. I never had a bbq pork roll, but it does sound good.
Suzie Ridler says
Oh Tim, you and Reg would get along so well. And these? Totally rock!
The Happy Whisk says
I agree, those two would get along so well.
PS: Tim read me this post out loud and he was funny saying, meat buns.