1. Pour water into the Bosch mixer.

2. Then, add vegetable oil, sugar and yeast. Turn on the lowest setting #1, mix it a little bit. Turn off and wait for 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, put all purpose flour into a bowl, add  salt and mix it well.

4. Turn on the mixer to the lowest setting #1, slowly add the flour mixture from step 3. When the dough is formed, turn off the mixer. Then, cover the lid and turn on the mixer to medium high speed # 3. Let it run for 15 minutes.

5. Spray some oil in a bowl. After the dough is done, take it out and place into a bowl.

6. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and let it rise. My trick to speed up the rising time by preheating an oven for 200F. Then, turn off the oven. Put the dough into the oven and cover with a wet cloth for 20-30 minutes.

7. Wash and cut of green onions. Cut the top white part into strips.

8. Then, cut the rest of the green onions into pieces.

9. Grind ginger.

10. After that, put the white part of the green onion into a bowl and add grind ginger.

11. Pour  water into the bowl and rub the white part of the green onions and ginger very well.

12. Drain the green onion and ginger, then set the green onion ginger water aside.

13. Put ground pork into a mixing bowl.

14. Next, put salt,  sugar, white pepper, garlic powder and oyster sauce.

15. Then, add sesame oil, grind ginger from step 9 and the green onion ginger water from step 12.

16. Use the electric mixer to mix the ingredients well and beat the meat fine for 3-5 minutes.

17. Put the green onions from step 8 into the meat mixture and mix the filling well.

18. When the dough rises to double size, take out the dough. The dough is soft and sticky, so dip some water on your hands and take out the dough.

19. Dust flour on the surface, divide the dough into 3 rolls.

20. Stretch the dough a little bit and cut into 12 pieces. It can make around 36-40 buns depending on the size. I did 36, therefore I cut them into 12 pieces each.

Pan Fried Buns Instructions:

21. Take a piece of dough, stretch and slightly press it.

22. Put a big tablespoon full of filling on the dough.

23. Pull the side of dough and fold it. See details in the video below the recipe card.

24. Pour vegetable oil into the non-stick pan. Then, use a brush to brush the oil around the pan.

25. Repeat folding the bao buns and place them into the greased pan. Cover the bao buns with a wet cloth and wait for 5 minutes.

26. In a container, put ½ cup of water and 1 teaspoon of cornstarch (you can use regular flour). Mix it well.

28. Open the lid, sprinkle ½ teaspoon of black sesame seeds and 1 tablespoon of green onion for decoration. (This is optional.)

27. Turn on medium small fire, place the pan over the stove and let it pan frying the bao for 2-3 minutes. Then, pour the cornstarch mixture from step 26 into the pan. Cover the lid and let it cook until the water almost dries out.

29. For the dipping sauce, put soy sauce, black vinegar, homemade chili oil and water into a container. Mix it well and serve with the pan fried pork buns.