6 Reviews

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.

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mjl927 September 09, 2010

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

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HotPepperIV August 11, 2010

The BIG ONES are better!!!!!! They sell them in the corner stores over there.

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The Jazz Master July 27, 2009

Awesome just the job will make again. The possiblities are just endless. Would make for friends, thank you

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Ginhead June 23, 2009

thank you very much for this recepie ........ hard work, but worth it !!

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PumpkinDK October 05, 2008

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.

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Rummz November 18, 2007
Nikuman / Butaman / Pork Bun