Steamed chicken and shiitake dim sum buns


Chicken and mushrooms marinated in spring onion-flavoured oil makes for a delicious filling for these doughy steamed buns.


For the filling

For the dough


  1. For the filling, mix the filling ingredients together in a shallow dish and leave to marinade for half an hour.

  2. For the dough, mix the ingredients for the dough together with 100g/3½oz of water, set aside in the bowl to rest and cover. After 20 minutes, mix again until smooth. The dough is then ready.

  3. To cook the dim sum prepare a steamer. Take a plum-sized piece of dough and roll it out into a 5cm/2in diameter circle that is approximately 5mm/¼in thick. Place some of the filling in the centre and fold around.

  4. Steam for 4-5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and then serve.

Recipe Tips

To make the spring onion oil, fry three stems of spring onion in 300ml/½ pint of vegetable oil until brown. Remove from the heat and cool. Discard the spring onion and you will have a fragrant oil that can be stored in an air-tight container for other uses.