Local Style Steamed Manapua

Steam pork Manapua “Char Siu Bao,” a local favorite in Hawaii.

Try dipping it in a little shoyu hot mustard, delicious. Enjoy!

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Manapua - Steamed (Pork)
Cuisine: Chinese & Local Style
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ cup dried shrimp, chopped
  • ¾ pound char siu, diced
  • 4 water chestnuts, diced
  • 1 stalk green onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 package hot roll mix (13-3/4 ounces)
  1. Heat oil in skillet. Add all ingredients except for hot roll mix. Fry slightly.
  2. Prepare hot roll mix according to package directions.
  3. Let dough rise until doubled in size.
  4. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic.
  5. Pinch dough into twelve 1-1/2 inch balls.
  6. Flatten pieces of dough, keeping center thicker than the edges.
  7. Put a tablespoon of meat mixture in center.
  8. Form buns by pinching edges together to seal filling.
  9. Place on wax paper squares, seam side down.
  10. Cover and let rise until doubled again (about an hour).
  11. Steam for 15 minutes.

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