Powered by Blogger.

New Recipe Index

New Recipe Index is published.
The old one doesn't function anymore.
Please find the button under my Blog's title

Amy Yip Steamed Buns - KL Sel MFF #5

Friday, July 12, 2013

These buns were not well known for the taste.
It's for the size.

Amy Yip was an infamous actress back in the 90's, she's famous not for her acting, but for her F sized asset with a 21 inch waist. As to why these buns were named so... you should be able to guess why :)

These buns were first sold in Cheras back in the 1996. Read about it here in Chinese. It was selling like hot cakes when it first launched, selling more than a thousand each day, collectively at all their branches. But as time goes by, the curiosity reduced and it was reduced to about 300-400 each day. Although I stayed in Klang valley for 10 years, I never ever thought of buying one to eat, although I have passed by the mobile stall many times in Cheras. I never heard rave reviews about the taste, but only the size.

And for MFF this time, I decided to make this, and since I never ate it before, I asked around my fellow readers and bloggers on Facebook for the taste. The feedback was, it taste like any other "big bao 大包" just that it's way way bigger. Nothing spectacular about it.

Ok then.. since that's the case, I'll just make a big big big bao with the usual seasoning for big bao, with pork, chicken, egg and jicama.. the usual stuff.

Amy Yip Steamed Buns
by WendyinKK

300gm pau flour
150gm water
1tsp instant yeast + pinch of sugar
20gm sugar
15gm shortening
1/2 Tbsp baking powder

300gm fresh minced pork (20% fat)
150gm chicken keel (skin on, bones on), cut into inch big cubes
200gm sliced pork
100gm jicama, diced small and thin, like tiles
1 hardboiled egg, halved
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp light soy sauce
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 Tbsp oyster sauce
White pepper powder
2 Tbsp ginger juice
3 Tbsp cornstarch
Dark caramel sauce for colour

1. Prepare filling. Mix minced pork with salt, light soy sauce, sugar, pepper and oyster sauce. With chopsticks, stir the minced pork until it turn sticky and starts to feel sticky and pasty. Add in the rest of the ingredients (except the egg) and stir it vigorously for a while.
2. Prepare 2 bowls and line it with cling wrap. Divide the filling among the 2 bowls and fold down the cling wrap. Freeze them as you do the next step.
3. Mix water with yeast and pinch of sugar. Let it froth until it looks like a cup of beer.
4. Mix flour, baking powder and sugar together. Then pour in the frothed yeast and shortening. Knead it until a smooth dough forms. Divide dough into 2, pat into thick round disks and set it aside for 30 minutes. (covered)
5. Roll the dough into 10 inches wide circle. Put one portion of the filling onto the dough. Top with half an egg, all round side up. Fold up the sides, pinch seams to seal. Place on top of a 8 inch square paper (I used A4 paper). Place the formed buns into your steaming rack. (it's hard to move them around later) Set aside to proof for 45 minutes.
6. Fill the steaming base with water and bring to a boil. Place the proofed buns (in the racks)over and steam on high heat for 45 minutes or until they smell good.

size comparison to a regular bun

I oversteamed it the next day, the skin turned yellowish.

I'm submitting this post to Malaysian Food Fest KL Selangor Month hosted by Shannon of Just as Delish

7 lovely notes:

Phong Hong July 12, 2013 at 2:10 PM  

Hah! Hah! Hah! I remember Amy Yip! I have eaten this huge paus before but they are just ordinary. I prefer the regular sized ones.

Alice July 12, 2013 at 2:36 PM  

wah its indeed HUGE!

xing hui July 13, 2013 at 4:21 PM  

this really a big big pao.

mui mui July 14, 2013 at 4:55 PM  

Hi Wendy,
Wow! This is huge!
I think this takes 2 people to finish one. :D

Jeannie Tay July 14, 2013 at 8:46 PM  

I have eaten the real thing before and won't say it's good, too much dough if you ask me...famous for being big just like it's namesake:P

Fern @ To Food With Love July 24, 2013 at 7:23 PM  

That is one very enormous pau! Looks good! What's chicken keel by the way?

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more July 24, 2013 at 10:25 PM  

It's the part of the breast with the soft bone, at the rear

Post a Comment

Thanks for dropping by my blog.
All comments are greatly appreciated.

If you have tried any of the recipes and blogged about it, please provide a link so that others may have a look at it too :)

Please select profile and click "Name/URL" if u do not have any profiles on any of those listed, type in the name (leave the URL empty)

It's not nice to call you ANONYMOUS, so please leave a name.
From 15/11/13 onwards, I will NOT reply comments with no name.

Only comments on posts older than 24 hours will be moderated :)
You won't see them appearing immediately if it's not a fresh post.

Related Posts with Thumbnails


Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Malaysia License. I understand that sometimes recipes are adapted and altered according to individual needs. Please credit if my recipes are used, especially my "Personal Creations".

ALL TIME PAGEVIEWS (internal counter)

Today's Stats (installed 1/3/12)



  © Blogger template On The Road by Ourblogtemplates.com 2009

Back to TOP