Picture this: you’re walking home from work or school, cold, tired, and peckish when you see a sign for freshly made steamed pork buns outside a convenience store. Now, imagine holding one in your hands and feeling its warmth, its fluffy white exterior beckoning you for a taste of its juicy ground pork, shiitake mushroom, and cabbage filling, with a dab of mustard on the side if you prefer. (Have we succeeded in making you hungry yet?)
Steamed pork buns make a wonderful snack during the colder months! Besides being affordable, they’re also easy to eat with one hand, making them the ideal snack to munch on while biking home (though, for the sake of road safety, we strongly advise against doing this). Other variations include steamed pizza buns and red bean buns, which are equally tasty, even if lacking in the juiciness department.
Today, we’ve rounded up drawings of characters munching away happily on this warm and comforting snack. Feel free to live vicariously through them, but we take no responsibility if you become hungry!