For a fun and delicious healthy eating Chinese style finger food that the family will love, these buns are a must try.
Steaming food is a great healthy eating way to ensure the moisture stays locked in, without the need for any oil or butter.
Try serving with a mixture of soy sauce and chopped fresh chilli.
Feel free to change up the contents of the buns according to what you have on hand.


  • 400ml tin of light coconut milk
  • 500g wholemeal self raising flour
  • ½ a small round cabbage, finely sliced
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and grated
  • 2 spring onions, finely diced
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Thumb sized piece of ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

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  • Steam the cabbage and carrot for 2 minutes and then set aside to drain.
  • Combine the spring oninons, coriander, ginger, oyster sauce and soy in a large bowl, then add the cabbage and carrot. Mix well.
  • Place the coconut milk and flour into a food processor and bring together until it forms a dough.
  • Break the dough apart into 10 balls and flatten each with your hand.
  • Place spoonfuls of the mixture into the centre of the balls.
  • Gather the dough around the mixture, forming a peak at the top and sealing well.
  • Line a bamboo steamer with baking paper and slice a few slits with scissors.
  • Steam the buns over a saucepan of simmering water for 15-20 minutes.

Makes: 10 buns. Calories per bun: 212.
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