Chicken pau ??

Main Dish
3 servings
20 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 3
500 g Chicken thigh without bone & skin

2 tbsp Oyster sauce

1/2 tsp Salt

1 tbsp Corn flour

1 tsp Light soy sauce

1 tbsp Dark soy sauce

1 1/2 tsp Sugar

1 tbsp Sesame oil

1 tbsp Cooking wine

1 tbsp Ginger juice

5 tbsp Plain water

4 Hard boiled eggs

1-2 stalks Spring onion

500 g Pau flour/Hong Kong flour

2.1/2 flat tsp yeast

100 ml lukewarm water

125 g caster sugar

5 tsp shortening

2.1/8 flat tsp DA baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

100 ml water + 1 tsp


  • Mix dried yeast with lukewarm water, stir. Add in 130 gm sifted pau flour, mix well and roughly form into a ball of dough. Set aside for 15 mins.
  • Mix the balance 370 gm sifted pau flour with the baking powder, sugar and salt. Pour (B) into (A). Add in shortening and water sparingly, knead till dough doesn't stick onto the hands.
  • Cover dough with a wet cloth, place in a warm place and let dough prove till double in bulk, around 1 hr to 1.1/2 hr. Knock dough to expel some air, knead for some time. Roll out onto a floured board.
  • Weigh out 50 gm dough, roughly form into a ball. While you are working with a ball of dough, cover the rest with a damp cloth to prevent them from being exposed to air and getting flaky.
  • Roll out the ball of dough lightly and cup it into the palm of your hand and spoon in some filling. Pleat up the sides of the pau. Put the pau on a piece of greaseproof paper and place them on the steamer rack. Set them aside for another 15 mins, and meanwhile prepare the steamer with water.
  • Steam pau under rapidly boiling water for 10-12 mins. Quickly and carefully remove the steamer cover so that condensed steam will not drip onto the pau. Remove the pau from the steamer rack and serve hot.
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