Pan Fried Vegetable Buns
"Homemade pan-fried veggies steamed bun - Sheng Jian Bao '生煎包'⁣😋Sharing another shot of this delicious & my favorite recipe to kickstart the new year."
-- @woon.heng
A Note from Feedfeed

We love dumplings! These are stuffed with a sautéed vegetable mix for a delicious filling. Pan-fried until golden brown, you'll have a vegan dinner fresh off the stove. It might seem tough to make, but we promise you won't regret a homecooked meal instead of takeout. Trust us.


Prep time 1hr
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 20-25 small buns


For the Dough

  • 1 3/ 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/ 4 teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2/ 3 cup warm non-dairy milk

For the Filling

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, thinly sliced, plus more minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 7-8 mushrooms, soaked until soft and thinly sliced
  • 4 cups finely shredded cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons stir fry sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • pinch white pepper
  • Salt
  • Sesame oil
  • Scallions, chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped


  • Step 1

    Make the dough: Mix flour, yeast and sugar in a bowl, then add the wet ingredients. Using a dough hook, knead the mixture until a soft dough forms. Turn dough onto a floured surface, and knead for 4-5 minutes until you see a smooth top. Let the dough rest in a bowl for 30 minutes, covered.

  • Step 2

    Make the filling: Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan. Sauté sliced ginger, mushrooms and garlic until fragrant. Add cabbage, soy sauce, stir fry sauce and sugar and cook for 2 minutes and spoon mixture into a bowl. Continue to sauté kale with a little oil and salt, then add to cabbage mixture along with chopped scallions, minced ginger, carrot and drizzle of sesame oil.⁣

  • Step 3

    To make the buns, turn dough onto a floured surface and roll into a log. Divide log into 20-25 pieces and roll each one into a ball. Take 1 ball of dough and flatten it slightly with your palm,. With a rolling pin, roll it out to a 3-inch circle, thicker in the middle. Place a heaping tablespoon of filing and pleat dough to seal. ⁣⁣

  • Step 4

    Heat a drizzle of oil in a pan. Place buns sealed side down and pan fry for 30 seconds until the bottom turns light brown. Slowly add in hot water to cover about 1/3 of the buns, cover the pan and turn heat to medium-low. Cook until all water is absorbed.⁣