Hoisin Mushroom Steam Buns

Gorgeous little steamed mushroom buns – fluffy and filled with an incredibly tasty hoisin mushroom filling. Completely addictive, be warned.

Hoisin mushroom steam buns

My obsession with mushroom steam buns goes back quite a long way. If I spot them on a menu, there’s no way I can say no. There’s just something about those fluffy buns with a rich mushroom filling that I find totally irresistible.

These buns are the closed variety. I’m yet to attempt the open bun version, I will, but in the meantime here’s a super easy way to make deliciously filled mushroom steam buns.

I used my basic dough recipe, which is incredibly versatile and can be used for everything: pizza, flatbreads etc, etc.

This amount of dough would make around 18 buns, but I used a quarter of it and kept the rest in the fridge wrapped in cling film and used it for pizza and flatbreads during the week. It’s a game-changer.

Let me tell you about the delicious mushroom filling. It’s absolutely packed with gorgeous Asian flavours; garlic, ginger, sesame, tamari, miso and hoisin.

I love these little buns. I hope you love them as much as I do!

Hoisin mushroom steam buns

Hoisin Mushroom Steam Buns

Gorgeous little steamed mushroom buns - fluffy and filled with an incredibly tasty hoisin mushroom filling. Completely addictive, be warned.
Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 20 minutes
2-4 servings
5 from 1 vote


For the dough

  • 400 g strong white flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp quick yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 325 ml luke warm water

For the filling

  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 12 mushrooms chopped finely
  • 1 tsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1/2 tsp miso
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • Twist black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes–optional

For the toppings

  • Sesame seeds
  • Siracha


To make the dough

  • Note–I made 4 steam buns with a quarter of the dough–but this amount of dough could make 18. I saved the rest for pizzas and flatbreads.
  • Add the flour and salt to a large bowl–mix well.
  • Mix the yeast, sugar, olive oil with the lukewarm water and leave for a minute or so.
  • Create a hole in the middle of the flour and gradually add the liquid until you have a dough.
  • Tip the dough onto a floured chopping board. Knead for a few minutes until the dough is springy.
  • Transfer back to the bowl and cover with a damp cloth for about a hr. The dough should have doubled in size.
  • Transfer back onto the floured chopping board and knead again to knock back.
  • Divide the dough in half, then half again. I used a quarter of the dough to make 4 steam buns.
  • I kept the remaining dough wrapped in cling film in the fridge. You can use this to make more buns, pizza, flatbread, etc.

To make the mushroom filling

  • Add the sesame oil to a medium pan. Add the onions and fry for 6-8 minutes until soft and browning.
  • Add in the garlic and ginger and cook for a further minute.
  • Transfer the chopped mushrooms, mirin, tamari, miso and hoisin to the pan and stir to combine.
  • Cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the mushrooms are cooked down.
  • Finally, add the black pepper and chilli flakes. Set aside.

To make the buns

  • Divide the dough into four. Roll into balls, then roll out to create discs.
  • Spoon the mushroom mix into the middle of the discs of dough. Then pull the dough up around the filling and pinch together at the top so that it’s completely sealed.
  • Place the steam buns into a bamboo steamer and steam for 12 minutes.
  • Remove from the steamer and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • I served with siracha sauce.

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7 Responses

  1. Is there a way to make the dough gluten free? Would rice flour work? I need to try these they look amazing.

  2. 5 stars
    The Sriracha addition with these steam bums would be perfect indeed! I absolutely love the look of these bad boys. Hoisin sauce is my favorite Vietnamese sauce too–mushrooms are the perfect vegetable to pair with it!

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