Foodie Friday: Mantou

Mantou: steamed bun

steamed buns

This is a simple staple dish, often served for breakfast. In its purest form, it’s a sweet hollowed bread made with wheat flour, water, and leavening agents. You can find recipes for homemade versions, or you can buy prepackaged ones in the grocery stores. (I’ve tried microwaving those, but I find that actually using a steamer works the best to get the right amount of fluffiness.) The traditional version of the mantou is a pure white bun, but fancier kinds have fruits or seeds embedded in them (see above picture).


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