Chinese pork buns are the culinary equivalent of a big hug from your favorite person. These doughy delights are the warm, filling answer to your comfort-food needs. Chock-full of succulent pork and a sweet-spicy mixture of carrots and ginger, they're the perfect bright antidote to gray, rainy days.
This recipe gives you the option of serving these pork buns two ways: steamed or pan-fried. Steaming them takes things in a slightly healthier direction and really amps up the chewiness of the buns. If you want more of a crunchy treat, pan-fry the buns in a cast iron skillet with a little bit of oil.
Whichever way you prepare them, make sure you whip up some chili-garlic oil for dipping. (That's the best part.)
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