1One day before Planned serving – Place meat in freezer until firm.
Marinade: Mix all ingredients well and let stand while cooking meat.
Remove meat from freezer and fine chop (mince).
Heat a wok or stir fry pan over medium heat.
Add sesame oil and meat, and stir fry until no longer pink (for seafood cook about 3 minutes).
Remove from heat, mix with salt and let cool.
Transfer to a bowl, add marinade and mix well.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
2About 4 hours before planned serving time - Prepare Basic Steamed or Baked Bun dough. (http://www.chow.com/recipes/11968)
Flatten each section in the palm of your hand.
Place one tablespoon of filling in the center and form dough into a ball around the filling.
Lightly roll each part into a ball.
Put each ball on a wax or parchment paper square.
Cover and let stand until doubled (about 30 minutes).
Repeat with the rest of the dough.
3Steaming Place water in a steamer and bring to a rapid boil.
Reduce heat to medium.
Place a single layer of dough balls (with wax/parchment squares) into steamer tray about 1 inch apart.
Cover and steam for roughly 15 minutes.
Remove cover before turning off heat and transfer buns to a serving plate/tray.
Repeat until all buns are cooked.
4Baking Preheat oven to 350º.
Place buns on a lightly oiled baking pan.
Bake at 350º for 15 to 18 minutes (until golden brown).