Siew pao

8 servings
2 hours
45 min


Number of serving: 8

Ingredients for pastry:

water dough:

200g plain flour

50g oil (cooking or olive oil is fine)

1 tbsp sugar

90ml water

oil dough:

200g top flour

70g butter

Ingredients for filling:

400g pork meat, sliced into small cubes

6 cloves garlic, chopped

2 tbsps sesame oil

a pinch of salt

1 tbsp sugar

2 tbsps cornstarch

3 tbsps oyster sauce

2 tbsps dark soy sauce

3 tbsps cooking oil


  • Steps:
    1. Marinade all the ingredients (except garlic and cooking oil) for an hour.
    2. Heat wok, add cooking oil. Stir-fry garlic for 2 mins, add the marinade meat. Stir-fry the meat until cook, or about 8 mins. Set aside to cool completely.

    1. In a bowl, mix ingredients for water dough (except oil), slowly add in water. Knead into a rough dough, add oil and knead to a smooth dough. Set aside for 30 mins.
    2. Mix ingredients for oil dough. Use butter knife to cut the butter and use fingertips to lightly rub the butter with flour until mixture look like fine breadcrumbs. Lightly press together the oil dough.
    3. Divide water and oil dough into 12 portions respectively.
    4. Flatten the water dough, wrap the oil dough in it. Flatten with rolling pin, roll up, flatten again, repeat for another 4 times (this will ensure you get a clear layering pastry).
    5. Roll into small ball, set aside for 10 mins.
    6. Flatten the dough and stuff filling, egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
    7. Bake at 210 C for 30 mins.


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