This is the third time I make steamed buns also the second time for the roses buns. Steamed buns are one of the main breakfast in an Asian family. One hot steamed buns with a cup of hot soy milk are the typical breakfast in Taiwan and Hong Kong. People like to grab this takeaway and eat it on the way to work.
I missed my kitchen and my homemade cake for a long time since the long journey.
Why? Because vegan cake is not so common and popular in Asia. Although they have few but not as many as the dairy cakes that you can get it everywhere. I’m not a loyalty fan of dairy cream nor buttercreams.
Vegan Pineapple bun (HK style)/ Japanese Melon Pan/ メロンパンwith tangzhong “湯種法” ~ 純素港式菠蘿包
This is the follow-up story from the previous post: Vegan Cocktail Buns. Now is the time to achieve my promise. Actually, I wrote this post a few months ago, just forgot to post it. Sorry!
The name of this bread roll call for pineapple or melon, but it will disappoint you all if you like either of them. Because they don’t have any pineapple nor melon inside the buns neither. 🙂
Pineapple bun is the name come from Hong Kong. Melon-pan, the ‘Pans’ mean bread in Japanese. Which is borrowed from the Portuguese and they make quite a variety of “Pan” in Japan. This is another popular traditional Japanese snack bread. A typical melon-pan is made of a bread dough covered with a thin layer of a cookie dough. The name comes from the melon like appearance, such as a cantaloupe.
Here is one of the bread rolls that’s so popular in the South-East Asia area. It is called Mexican buns, but do you think that you can find it in Mexico?
Today’s bread I like to make it softer because most of the South-East Asian like to eat soft buns more than the Western country bread. But if you let me choose, I like the country loaf with whole grains, nuts and more.