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The Most Amazing BBQ Pork Bun

The Most Amazing BBQ Pork Bun

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Serves: 14-20


  • 60ml (1/4 cup) hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbs Sriracha Hot Sauce
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup green shallots, sliced into 5cm-long strips
  • Barbecue pork
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) char siu sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1/4 cup finely sliced green shallots
  • 1 tbs light soy sauce
  • 1∕4 tsp red food colouring
  • 800g pork neck, cut into 6cm wide strips
  • 2 tbs honey
  • Steamed buns
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried yeast
  • 250ml (1 cup) luke-warm water
  • 2 tbs peanut oil
  • 2 tbs white sugar
  • 2 tbs non-fat milk powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 375g-415g (2 1/2 - 2 3/4 cups) plain flour, plus extra, to dust



For the pork, combine char siu sauce, garlic, shallot, soy sauce and red food colouring in a large glass or ceramic bowl.


Add pork and toss to coat. Cover and place in the fridge for 8 hours or overnight to marinate.


Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper.


Transfer pork to tray, reserving leftover marinade. Roast for 25 minutes or until cooked through. Baste with reserved marinade. Preheat grill to high. Grill for 2-3 minutes each side or until starting to char. Transfer pork to a clean tray and brush with honey. Rest for 5 minutes. Slice pork.


For buns, put yeast and water in a bowl. Stand for 2 minutes. Add peanut oil. Place sugar, milk powder, baking powder and 375g of the flour in a food processor. With motor running, slowly add yeast mixture until dough comes together. Turn onto a floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes, adding extra flour if necessary.


Place dough in a greased bowl. Cover. Put in a warm place for 1/2 hours or until doubled in size. Cut fourteen 10cm squares of baking paper. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Divide into 14 balls. Roll into a ball in the palm of your hand and place smooth side up onto a paper square.


Repeat with remaining dough. Cover with a damp cloth. Set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes. Fill a wok one-third full with water. Bring to boil over a high heat.


Place 3-4 buns, not touching, in a bamboo steamer. Place steamer over wok.


Steam, covered, for 12 minutes or until cooked through. Repeat with remaining buns.


Combine the hoisin and Sriracha in a small bowl.


Carefully open each bun and fill with pork, cucumber and shallots. Drizzle generously with the sauce.


Serve warm.


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