Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This recipe is off a website and is credited to "Ernie Yulyaningsih". This is a classic favorite in the world of Asian bread. The bread is slightly sweet which provides a nice contrast to the creamy savoury taste of the tuna filling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the bread:
  2. Mix the sugar in water, heat and dissolve. Let it cool to lukewarm.
  3. Meanwhile sift the flour, milk powder, salt and yeast into a clean dry plastic bowl.
  4. Once the liquid cools, pour into the dry ingredients along with coconut cream and canola oil.
  5. Knead for 10 minutes until elastic. If the dough is sticky, feel free to incorporate a small amount of extra flour, but take care not to add too much as this can cause the dough to become dry and tough.
  6. Put the dough into a clean and well-oiled plastic bowl; cover the bowl with wet kitchen towel and let prove for 35 minutes.
  7. To make the tuna filling:.
  8. Drain the tuna, and mix in the mayonnaise, chicken salt and pepper thoroughly. If using fresh tuna steak, fry the tuna with a little bit of oil. Flake it and mix in the mayonnaise.
  9. Punch down the bread and roll into a log. Cut into 60g pieces and roll each out to a circle. To the centre add a generous amount of tuna and fold carefully making sure that you seal them.
  10. Invert (it should be in a shape of a bun at this point) and put on an oiled baking tray (or you can save washing up by using baking paper). Repeat with all dough and tuna mix.
  11. Let the buns prove for another 30 minutes. Put a drop of extra mayonnaise and shallots for garnish on top of each bun. Bake for 20 minutes and serve while still hot. Yum yum!