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Baked Chinese Buns with Mushroom Filling

Baked Chinese Buns with Mushroom Filling, a fantastic Asian delicacy. They make a great choice for party appetizers, are easy to make and so fluffy.
Prep Time2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 217kcal


For the dough:

  • 2 ¼ cups plain flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoon dried fast-action yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 egg beaten

For the filling:

  • 200 g brown mushrooms
  • 1 carrot
  • ¼ turnip
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 cm fresh ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • ½ tablespoon sesame oil

For the egg wash mixture:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water


  • To make the dough, combine the water, yeast and sugar and set aside for 10 minutes, the mixture will become frothy.
    In a large bowl, sift the flour, add the yeast mixture, egg, oil and salt and knead well for about 5 minutes, until the dough becomes elastic and does not stick to the hands. Use a bit more flour if necessary.
  • Shape the dough into a ball.
  • Lightly oil the bowl and the dough, cover with clingfilm and a clean tea towel and leave to prove in a warm place for 1-2 hours, until the dough doubles its volume.

To make the filling, chop the mushroom finely, peel and grate the carrot and turnip.

  • Heat up the vegetable oil in a wok.
  • Chop the spring onions, garlic clove and ginger, and stir fry for 1 minute.
  • Add the mushrooms, carrot and turnip, and stir for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix in the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil and fish sauce.
  • Remove from the pan and allow the filling to cool.
  • Transfer the dough to the work surface, roll it so it can have about ½ cm thickness, then cut it in rounds of approximately 4-5 cm in diameter. You can use a larger cup to cup the circles.
  • Place a tablespoon of the mushroom filling in the middle of each circle, then seal well with your fingers, and shape into small balls.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. (390 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Arrange the balls on a baking tray, brush the buns with the egg wash mixture and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden.
  • Serve warm!


  • To see the measurements in cups and ounces, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The amount of ingredients listed can be adjusted depending on the number of servings you need, just click on the number 6 next to SERVINGS.


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2725IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.9mg