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I used to eat these almost every day for lunch when I lived in Japan. I was very excited when I found this recipe. I've made them twice so far and they are glorious. I have had a little trouble making the filling dry enough to not basically melt through the bun before I get it in the steamer. Also, I use less ginger and cabbage than what's recommended here. I really love them with spicy mustard.
In Thailand this is known as Sala-Pao. They come savory as mentioned and Sweet which is usually a mixture of salted peanuts, coconut and moistened with a little sweetened condensed milk.
These buns are sold all over the country on the streets and at celebrations off protable carts for 1 baht each or $.05.
I was in a Korean market and they had them frozen. 6 per package for $8.95 (sigh).
Nice to be able to make your own...Sawa-di-caup...Chef Jim
The BIG ONES are better!!!!!! They sell them in the corner stores over there.
Awesome just the job will make again. The possiblities are just endless. Would make for friends, thank you
thank you very much for this recepie ........ hard work, but worth it !!
I love these!!! In the filling, i used regular cabbage instead of chinese cabbage(no need to microwave)and minced bamboo shoots. They came out wonderful!!! you can also fill these buns with "Tubushi an" recipe(#108780) instead of meat filling for sweet tooth.