Monday, March 9, 2009

Homemade Pau With Savory Turnip Fillings

Homemade pau with savoury turnip fillings are delicious and they are not difficult to make. Much easier than anticipated. Good for breakfast , afternoon tea snacks or supper. I made one load of pau dough from Amy Beh's recipe and the Piggies had them for breakfast and supper :))) I still haven't been successful in making the pau smile coz I didn't want to use ammonia bicarbonate on the pau. It will definitely smile if I had used them :))

Appearance wise they may not look attractive
but definitely tasty and yummilicious!

The pau skin is soft and fluffy
the recipe is a keeper for sure

testing my cam skill :P

mouthwatering ?
haha Piggy gal said I put in too much
fillings so can't get to eat the pau skin :))

Pau dough recipe by Amy Beh 

Fillings Ingredients:

2 turnips - julienned
1 carrot - julienned
8 dried chinese mushroom - soaked and julienned
1 dried cuttlefish - soaked and cut into strips
3 pips of garlic - chopped finely

2 tbsp of cooking oil


2 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tsp of chicken powder seasoning
a dash of pepper
salt to taste
1/2 tbsp of thick soy sauce * optional

1 cup of water
1 tbsp of cooking wine* optional


1/2 tbsp of tapioca flour
3 tbsp of water


Heat up the wok with 2 tbsp of cooking oil , sauteed the garlic till fragrant, add in cut cuttlefish and stir fry till fragrant. Add in the cut mushroom and the julienned veggies and sir fry till well mixed for ten minutes. Add in the water and simmered till almost the turnips are soft. Add in all the seasonings ingredients. Add in the thickening last. Dish up and when cooled , put in the fridge till required. Best overnight.



  1. Your homemade pao looks really yummy!

  2. Zhai Pau (vege pau!) ...
    normally have this during 1st/15th of the month.

    more fillings good ma, why piggie dun like?! *_*

  3. Mmm....this is best eaten piping hot outta the steamer. Yumx..

    J2Kfm: Piggie dun like coz piggie likes eating pau you can see piggie has weird tastes....hor mummy? :P

    -The notorious Piggy Gal-

  4. You r making me hungry now! Luv all mouth-watering shots! Btw, did u use a bamboo rack for steaming?

  5. My late mother also preferred the pau skin than the fillings. Me, I love both. Would you share the skin recipe too or is it available on the net?

    Thanking you in advance.

  6. look good yea !! now you remind me to start use up all the pau flour I bought last year from bake wt yen's b4 it's go bad..

  7. @ Food For Tots:

    :) I did not use the bamboo rack. I juz place the pau on a plate and steamed in a stainless steel steamer. Water will not drip on the pau if you are steaming one layerand lift up the lid quickly before the condensation water drip on the pau.

    @ Natasya :
    Hi, I have given you the link to the pau skin recipe on the post. Just click on the green word " Amy Beh " :)

    @ Beachlover :
    Hi, better use them before it expires :)

  8. @ J2Kfm : Hihi..yea zhai pau..lucky you... get to eat every month :P

    @ Joanna : Thanks, you beta say it is nice or you won't get to eat it again :p

  9. Hi Kitchen Corner:

    Thanks for dropping by and the pau are really nice :)))

  10. This is my fav pau fillings compared to others. Its hard to find this kind of fillings nowadays except to make some yourself :)

  11. Hi Gert,

    Haha, you are right, hard to get good one too. Jo likes to eat veg pau so I have to make some for her :)

  12. Paus (or pao) are so delicious! I'll eat it all, skin and all!

  13. Gert and Elinluv,

    Since the last time I was in KL, the famous 'Yip Chee Mei Tai Pau' stall also sell a similar version of "Choy Pau". To me, it's quite good.

    Thanks Elinluv for the Pau Skin link. I'll try soon.

  14. GiGi - Cocoa Beach, Fl. USAMarch 3, 2014 at 6:30 AM

    Hello - just found your great blog

    The Pau Dough Recipe by Amy Beh cannot be reached because that person deleted their site.

    Can you add that receipe here on your site
    add another Pau Dough Recipe you suggest.

    Thank you very much


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