How to make Salted Egg Lava Buns at home

Salted Egg Lava Buns Recipe

I can’t even properly express how excited I am to share this recipe for Salted Egg Lava Buns with you all! After a few frustrating tries, you’d think I’d have developed a sort of “allergy” when it came to testing recipes for this particular bun already. Well this is one of those times when my stubborn streak actually worked out for me.

The upside to failed attempts is that you kind of learn to spot when a recipe feels “right” as you read through it; but until you make it you can never know for sure. So after steaming these babies, I still had to close my eyes and take a deep breath before breaking one open.

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And omgeeee! My heart sang at the sight of that molten lava golden goodness!

My first attempt at Cantonese-style Char Siu Pork

Char Siu Pork 1 - My first attempt at Cantonese-style Char Siu Pork

It seems only proper that I squeeze in this little recipe for Char Siu Pork after writing about New York’s Chinatown. I didn’t really get to go on a food trip there, but we did eat a late lunch at one of the restaurants, and since we were in a hurry I didn’t bother documenting that bit anymore. It was nothing unfamiliar to me after all!

My encounter with this recipe was a coincidence of sorts. One of my favourite food bloggers posted a recipe for a pork bun, and in it the reader was encouraged to make their own char siu. Typically when I come across recipes that call for the Cantonese roast pork, I buy it from our local Chinatown. It’s just so much easier. But this time I felt like I wanted to try my hand at making it at home.

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Remembering Buwan ng Wika with this quick Palitaw recipe [VIDEO]

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It’s a real shame when things don’t go as planned.

I had this whole thing set in my head. I wanted to fill my blog this month of August with all things Filipino-related, just because it was the Buwan ng Wika– the Filipino language month. Apart from this Palitaw recipe, I had a list of other food items and Filipino restaurants to feature and review. My planner was so chock full of ideas I felt utterly confident about the whole thing even before I got started.

Unfortunately the execution was… Nonexistent. It’s now the end of August, and all I have to say is “life got in the way”. I hate that excuse but it’s never been more true. It’s getting harder to balance my blogging life and my real life these days.

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As July dwindled down the busier my dayjob became. Considering I work until Saturdays and only get to do blog stuff on Sundays and a few hours at night, it was a miracle I managed to crunch out anything at all for August.

Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls Recipe, as seen through the Huawei P9

Vietnamese Spring Rolls 1 - Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls Recipe, as seen through the Huawei P9

As someone who enjoys cooking, one of my greatest dreams has always been to have a home garden. I always imagine myself stepping out through the kitchen door and into a backyard to pick some tomatoes, maybe some fat juicy bell peppers.

It would be nice to be able to just pluck a piece of lettuce from the ground for a salad, and while we’re at it, let’s add some carrots and cucumbers too. This level of fresh ingredients is like every cook’s dream! (Can’t wait for these baby lemons to ripen!)

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I experienced some time ago what it was like to have fresh herbs out in our terrace. It seems like potted herbs are the only things that stand a chance here in Manila, and for a while the plant really thrived. It got so big that we had to trim it down and plant another pot.

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