Char Siew Pau (Halal Version)

Char Siew Pau (Halal Version)

Why not make your own homemade char siew pau? Now you can ensure that your baos are actually filled with real ingredients from sustainable sources 🙂

Char Siew Pau (Halal Version)

Char Siew Pau (Halal Version)

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Course: MainCuisine: AsianDifficulty: Easy


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  • For dough
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast

  • 3/4 cup warm water

  • 5 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup cornstarch

  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 -2 teaspoons water (optional)

  • For ‘Char Siew’ filling
  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 1/3 cup shallots, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock

  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

  • 1 tsp chinese 5 spice powder

  • 1/2 tsp red colouring

  • 1 1/2 cups diced boneless chicken thighs


  • Mix yeast, warm water, sugar and set aside for 10 mins.
  • In a mixer with a hook attachment, mix flour, cornstarch. Add in yeast mixture and canola oil. Knead until a soft dough is formed and knead for another 6-8 mins till elastic. Leave to rise for 2 hours. Punch down dough and knead in baking powder. Add some water with the dough and it is too dry to incorporate baking powder. Leave to rise for another 15 mins.
  • For filling, heat oil and sauter shallots till fragrant. Add in all other filling ingredients and cook until thickens. Leave to cool.
  • Divide dough into 10 pieces. Flatten and stuff with filling. Shape pau and steam for 15 mins and turn off heat. Leave covered for another 5 minutes before removing.

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