Chinese Roast Pork Buns

READY IN: 1hr 23mins
Recipe by joyanne

Refrigerated biscuits are substituted for the traditional sweet bun dough, making this recipe an easy alternative. Courtesy of Wayne Hu.

Top Review by chefams

I made these yesterday evening and they are delicious. The only minor changes I made was to use low sodium soy sauce and in the final mixture of pork just before filling the dough, I added an additional tablespoon of hoisin sauce, some onion powder and garlic poweder. I just ate one for breakfast this morning and they taste even bettter than last night. Great Recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Line broiler pan with foil.
  3. In blender container or food processor bowl with metal blade, combine all roast pork ingredients except pork; blend until smooth.
  4. Generously brush both sides of the pork steaks, reserving remaining basting sauce.
  5. Place pork steaks on foil-lined broiler pan.
  6. Bake at 375F for 30 minutes. Remove pork from oven.
  7. Brush both sides of steaks with remaining basting sauce.
  8. Bake an additional 10 to 20 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.
  9. Remove from oven; cool (leave the oven on).
  10. Remove meat from bone; finely chop. Set aside.
  11. In small bowl, combine cornstarch and 1 Tbsp sherry; blend well.
  12. Heat oil in wok or large skillet over high heat.
  13. Add onion and water chestnuts; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until onion begins to brown.
  14. Add 1 Tbsp soy sauce and 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce; stir to coat. Add broth.
  15. Stir in cornstarch mixture; cook and stir until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat; stir in pork.
  16. Separate dough into 8 biscuits.
  17. On lightly floured surface, press or roll each biscuit into 5-inch circle.
  18. Place about 1/3 cup pork mixture in center of each biscuit.
  19. Gathering up edges, twist and pinch to seal.
  20. Place seam side down on ungreased cookie sheet.
  21. In small bowl, beat glaze ingredients until well blended; brush over buns.
  22. Bake at 375°F for 14 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.

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