OH HAI! You might have noticed something…no, it’s not a haircut…no, I’ve always worn glasses… IT”S A NEW SITE DESIGN!!!!
STREAMERS!!! BALLOONS!! PARTY-TIME!! EXCELLENT!!
Oops, that’s Wayne’s World. Actually, YEAH THAT’S WAYNE’S WORLD. Wayne’s World is awesome.
What with my new look and feel to the site, I figured that something out of the ordinary was in order. A layer cake would have been amazing, a souffle would have suited, and is there ever a time when s’mores are not appropriate? Of course not. On this we can all agree.
BUT, what with the totally brand-spanking newness of my design (executed by the fabulous Grimstation) I thought that something unexpected would be the business! And ya’ll… these buns did not disappoint. You might even say, these buns don’t quit.
These are perfect for feeding a crowd, like you might be doing if you are launching a new site design! It’s actually easier to make a ton of them at once, becuase each individual element is really simple. The lamb gets marinated overnight and then just hangs out in the oven for a few hours. And OH THE MARINADE. It is mucho mucho delicioso with white miso, sriracha, ginger and sesame headlining an all star flavour-cast.
The buns are no more difficult than making any yeast bread, and if you have a stand mixer, then you know that is REALLY EASY. Once the dough is made and rested, you just roll out little golf balls of pure white goodness into oval shapes, brush them with fat and fold them over. The only tricky part is commandeering your neighbour’s steamer insert to cook them.
The sweet little super-soft buns can even be made in advance, and just reheated for a few minutes in the steamer. If you use a pretty bamboo steamer, you can just bung it on the table, and then it’s up to everyone to make their own!
Spread a slick of salty-sweet hoisin on your bun, then top it with some crisp slices of cucumber, a pile of soft, shredded lamb, a smattering of finely sliced spring onions and finally a healthy zig-zag of sriracha.
One bite… you’re in heaven.
I strongly urge you to try these, they are all the rage at the moment, obviously, and these ones are a little different to the usual pork belly. Different is good! Speaking of which, I would love to know what you think of the new design. Any and all feedback is welcome.
Epic Lamb Buns Recipe
For the Buns, follow this recipe on Epicurious from David Chang himself.
For the Shredded Lamb
1 Lamb Shoulder approx 1.5kg
4 spring onions, sliced
1 inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
2 tbsp sesame oil
3 tbsp sriracha
1/4 cup white miso paste
1 tbsp mirin
2 tbsp light soy sauce
The night before you plan to cook and serve the lamb, place all of the ingredients, including the lamb shoulder, into an oven proof tray, and rub the marinade into the lamb. Leave in the fridge overnight. On the day you plan to cook the lamb, preheat the oven to 200C, and bring the lamb out of the fridge to room temperature. Place the lamb in the oven for 30 minutes, before turning the heat down to 160C and covering the lamb with alfoil. Roast for a further 3 hours, or until the lamb falls apart easily. Shred the lamb with two forks and keep warm in the tray.
1 cup hoi sin sauce
1 lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced
4 spring onions, finely sliced
If necessary, reheat the steamed buns briefly, before serving up family style. Each person should add hoi sin sauce, lamb, cucumber, spring onions and sriracha to their taste. Some beers would be good…
The design is FAB! I love your new logo it is like super hero!
Thanks Belinda! That’s my cake-bolt.
Woohoo! Can’t wait to try these and I’m so glad I don’t need to deep-fry the buns. I think I can steam these buns in my new large ‘Tamale Steaming’ pot!
I love me some buns! I’ve made David Chang’s buns before and they are amaze. I filled them up with braised pork (i was too lazy to follow his version) but it worked fine. Love your rendition with the lamb. It’s not for everybody but I’ll have it if they dont…
I love steamed buns! So, so good. And I’m so in love with your new website redesign–the icon is amazing. It’s so fresh, funky, and different! Just love it.
Thank you Laura! I have been squee-ing non-stop for weeks about it.
Both steamed buns and lamb are irresistible and perfect for each other!
Oh wow, these look SO fantastic – epic indeed! and congrats on the new site design – it looks amazing!
Ooh, I’ve never tried steamed buns, they look great! Actually, this whole recipe sounds amazing. I love your site btw, the design is so much fun!
LOVE the site redesign!!! And omg, these buns…wow. They look so soft and yummy. I kind of want to stuff them with everything.
Aaaaah I love it! Looks amazing! With our web design/names, I totally feel like we’re partners in sugar crime.
I’m not a lamb eater but I will totally steal this idea for chicken buns. Nom nom nom.
HAHA, yes, we are Sugar Criminals. Hell, we’re the Sugar Mafia.
What an amazing redesign!! So cool, I love the comic book theme. And these buns look pretty good, too!
This IS epic…what’s also epic is your new blog design…it’s incredible!!!
These look really delicious!!
Oh my….these lamb buns look amazing. I love this kind of buns, soft and pillowy. Can’t wait to give them a try.
oh by the way, great new design on your site! I love it.
I love the new design! It’s like a freaking comic book. It’s so cool.
Naww, gracias chica!
They look fantastic!
Jeezzzz!! These look incredible! Want one now…
Oh man. These are gorgeous!!! Congrats on the new site :D
I love the look of these buns!
YES on the new site!! It looks super awesome. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make these bao…they really are the perfect sweet savory salty bites!
You sounds like a action cooking hero with all the stars and exclamation marks in your cooking blog! Very exciting!
You must be feeling extra powerful now after eating your super-hero epic lamb buns!
Holy crap these look AMAZING!!! I cannot wait to try and make these. love the new site – definitely shows your personality!
Thanks Ingrid! That’s what I was going for!
Love the new look! The lamb buns look amazing too!
Nice job on these, they’re so professional looking! Wish I could try some right now (even though it’s bedtime for me!).
LOVE THE NEW SITE SO MUCH! Your logo is KILLER! And we all know that anything that can be compared to Wayne’s World is going to be awesome.
I need those buns!!!
The site looks awesome, and I love me a good Wayne’s World reference. These lamb buns… goodness. I want to devour an entire plate right now!