Chinese fried Mantou served with consensed milk is a dish quite popular in hot pot restaurants and might be serving within family for holidays like New Year or Spring Festival.
The new year is coming, so I begin to test my holiday dishes one by one and this is my favorite dish because both of the name and yummy taste- golden and sliver Mantou ( Chinese steamed buns). If you are a regular reader or have some background information about Chinese cuisine, you may find Chinese people love steamed buns no matter stuffed like char siu buns, sugar buns and red bean paste buns or plain version like this one. Then may I just introduce this name a little bit. Golden Mantou refers to deep fried Mantou while silver Mantou refers to un-fried steamed buns with a pure white color.Usually the dish is served with condensed milk. Very lucky for holidays and you will also be amazed by the crispy taste of fried ones.
To make the fried mantou, plain and common Chinese steamed buns are needed firstly. There are store bought frozen version available or you can make your own ones at home by following this recipe: Chinese steamed buns.
I made them at home.
When choosing or buying your Mantou, I would highly recommend choosing smaller ones with milk for the consideration of deep-frying process. And before adding your mantou, heat your oil until hot so the buns can be colored in relatively short time.
- 8 or 10 milk steamed buns depending on the size of your serving plate.
- 4 cups of vegetable oil or more as needed
- ½ cup of condensed milk for serving
- Divide your buns into two groups: one for steaming and the other for deep-frying.
- Steam one group until hot.
- In a pot, heat up enough oil for around 7 minutes over medium until medium hot; add the buns in to fry until golden brown. During the process, the buns will keep floating on the surface. Press them down to soak them in the oil for evenly deep-frying.
- Transfer out and filter the extra oil.
- How to serve: Pour the condensed milk in a small bowl and place the dipping bowl in the center of your serving plate and then lay the steamed buns and fried buns one by one.
- Serve hot!