BBQ pork buns 蚝皇叉烧包
BBQ pork buns
Although visually similar to other types of steamed dumplings, the dough of BBQ pork buns is unique because it uses yeast or baking powder as leavening, which makes the bun taste somewhat like soft bread. In the center of the bun is tender, sweet, slow-roasted pork tenderloin, called char siu in Cantonese. It is diced and then mixed with a syrupy mixture of oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, roasted sesame seed oil, rice vinegar, Shaoxing wine or dry sherry, soy sauce, sugar and cornstarch. BBQ pork buns are sometimes sold in Chinese bakeries.