Friday, April 25, 2014

How to Make SUPER EASY Nikuman (Steamed Pork Buns) using a frying pan - Video Recipe

Nikuman or Butaman is steamed pork buns.

I know not all of you have a steamer, and I know you want the easiest recipe, so here you go ;)

This Nikuman is absolutely delicious with fluffy buns and crunchy bottoms!!!

Super Easy Nikuman (Steamed Pork Buns) using a frying pan

Difficulty: Super Easy
Time: 40min
Number of servings: 8

* 200g (7oz.) cake flour *I think all purpose flour is OK
* 1 tbsp. baking powder
* 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
* 100ml milk *water is OK
* 1 tbsp. sesame oil
* 100g (3.5oz.) ground pork
* 4inch (10cm) chopped long onion
* 1 tbsp. sake
* 1/2 tsp. grated ginger
* 1/2 tsp. soy sauce
* 1/2 tsp. sugar
* 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
* 4 chopped Chinese chives
* salt and pepper
cooking oil
sesame oil
soy sauce
Karashi (Japanese mustard) if you like

1. Sift A in a bowl. Add B and use your hand to knead together until formed. Then form the dough into a ball and wrap with plastic wrap. Leave to set for 20 minutes.
2. In a different bowl, mix C by hand (hand is better but using a spoon is okay) until all ingredients are combined and smooth. Then divide into 8.
3. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces using a bench scraper or a knife. Flatten out the dough with a rolling pin. Place the filling, pull and pinch the dough to seal like making a dumpling. (You can put water along the edge of the dough if it is too dry to seal.)
4. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan. Place the buns, then cook on medium for 1 minute. Add 180ml water, cover and steam the buns on med-low for 8~9 minutes until cooked.
5. Uncover, add a dash of sesame oil, and cook on high heat until the water is gone and crisp.


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  1. HI Ocherikon (^_^) I love the apron you wear in the videos with your grandma. I wondered if you can tell me where you got it?

  2. oh really?! thank you! but that was nothing special. my grandma's apron... haha

  3. There's an error in the step two. You wrote "2. In a different bowl, mix A by hand". It must be "mix C by hand."
    I'm going to try this recipe. Thanks!

  4. thank you rosario! i will fix it!!! arigato!!!


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