Steamed buns….Sounds hot, right? They are. Not to be confused with Jane Fonda’s derriere in those 80’s workout videos, these steamed buns are a traditional Chinese snack. Served in nearly every restaurant, rest stop and on almost every street corner, steamed buns are filled with either minced meat, traditionally pork, or a sweeter almond paste filling.
Because the Chinese language was a mystery to us, steamed buns were like a box of chocolates; we never knew what we were going to get. Good news was we couldn’t be disappointed, just pleasantly surprised, as they were always delicious.