Hey everyone, welcome to another edition of Anime Recipes! Just on the off chance that you are new to this series from Honey’s Anime, we break down delicious dish after dish that anime presents us with on a semi-weekly basis for your enjoyment to show that you can eat just like your favorite anime characters do! Each season, spring, summer, fall, and winter, has over 60 shows airing so it is very easy to find a delicious dish that we cannot wait to sink our teeth into! Today, we explore another country’s food from the perspective of Japan.
Black Pepper Buns (Hujiao Bing) from Shokugeki no Souma San no Sara (Food Wars! Season 3)
Hujiao Bing actually originated from the Fuzhou Region of China, but what has made it into a semi-craze has been how it has exploded in popularity in Taiwan as a food stall dish. Essentially, it is peppered and seasoned beef or pork inside of a steamed bun with chopped scallions. It is covered in sesame seeds and tastes delicious. Simple, delicious, and requires just a bit of dexterity, this is a great dish that can accompany other dishes, a drink, or be even used as a snack by itself. Once you have a bite, you are not going to be able to stop. We are even going to teach you a shortcut so that you do not have to make your own! Now then, let’s go!
What You Will Need:
Like we said, we are going to be giving you a shortcut and that does come in handy. The trick online that we found, was that store-bought pizza dough, specifically the type that is freshly made, are the absolute best. You just need to break off the amounts that you need and bada-boom bada-bing, you have the dough without going through all of the pressure and stress to make it.
How to Cook It:
1First things first, you need to pull your pizza dough out of the fridge and let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
2Next, in a bowl, place your ground pork along with the sugar, soy sauce, mirin, black pepper, sesame oil, white pepper, and five-spice powder.
3Mix thoroughly until all of the spices have been mixed in the meat mixture comes together.
4Now that your dough has settled, it is time to roll it out flat so be sure to sprinkle flour on your counter as well as the dough itself.
5Next, break it apart into however many buns you would like to make. Ideally a good number with this size of a recipe is about 10-14 buns. You then want to roll each of them out to about a 5-6inch wide piece.
6Then, spoon some of the meat into the dough followed by a healthy portion of scallions.
7Now, you want to pinch the edges of the dough together while meeting in the center. This will take some work, so don’t rush it continuing to move the dough around in your hands in order to close it.
8Once you have done this for all of the buns, beat an egg in a shallow bowl and put the sesame seeds into another.
9Take the smooth part of the bun, dip it in the egg, and then into the sesame seeds.
10Baking time! Place the buns on a baking tray that has been coated with nonstick oil and bake at around ~200C (400F) for approximately 20 minutes. Ideally, you should cover the buns with foil as well so that the tops do not burn.
11Once slightly cooled, dig in!
(Note: Please be very careful to clean up after yourself once you are done. Raw meat and raw eggs can make you very sick. Wash your hands and utensils thoroughly with soap after making this. )