Color coding of steamed buns

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Color coding of steamed buns

Post by yosithezet » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 3:29 pm

Whether in a convenience store or the local hawker center, the steamed buns have a drop of color which helps tell them apart. Is this standardized? Anyone know of a list of the variations?

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Post by Sergei82 » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 3:50 pm

How do you standardize it? If you want a green, orange or blue one, you can just buy food coloring in a supermarket.

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 3:53 pm

yosithezet wrote:Whether in a convenience store or the local hawker center, the steamed buns have a drop of color which helps tell them apart. Is this standardized? Anyone know of a list of the variations?
The side of the steamer would usually have a pictorial key to decoding which bun is which.

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Post by therat » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 5:28 pm

Red dot is pork meat bao
green dot is vegetable bao
orange dot is curry bao

Bao that is very big in size is meat bao
[correct type error]
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Post by yosithezet » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 5:36 pm

therat wrote:Red dot is pork meat bao
green dot is vegetable bao
orange dot is curry bao

Bao that is very big is size is meat bao
Thanks. Are there other colors or is this the standard?

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Post by therat » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 8:29 pm

standard in Singapore.

I think JB also the same thing.

I forget that is a yam bao
Yam bao , the skin is like yam colour.

basically very easy, the colour is represent the ingredient.

Red paste bag - the top is round. No colour.

But pork bao in Hong Kong dim sum look totally different, and they was call as cha siu bao
and it look like this
http://0.static.wix.com/media/b7ae57_65 ... 8.jpg_1024

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:22 pm

cha siu pau is the same as Char Siew pau in Singapore. Basically it's a BBQ'd pork pau. and had a red dot normally on the top.

Big pau is also pork but just steamed pork. These are much larger than all the rest of the pau.

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