Now that you’ve discovered why steaming is the healthiest cooking method, we’ve found five Asian recipes that harness the power of steam.
By steaming a whole coral cod inside a lotus leaf, you’re not only locking in all the flavours of the fish, you’re also imparting the flesh with the gentle notes of lotus leaf and goji berries.
For a healthy twist on the classic Thai fish cake, try these delicious steamed fish cakes flavoured with kaffir lime, chilli and coconut.
No dim sum meal is complete without a serve of fluffy char siu bau. Keen home cooks can have a go at making them at home with this high-tech recipe for Chinese steamed buns.
Similar to a Japanese chawanmushi, this Chinese-style steamed egg custards with XO sauce have a delicate, soft-set texture.
Don’t let the name put you off: there’s no tropical fruit in these Chinese guava buns. Instead, these golden steamed parcels contain a mixture of minced pork, Chinese sauce and spring onion. Steam for seven minutes then serve with soy sauce.
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