Chinese Hamburger-Pork Belly Buns


For the dough (Mo or bread):

350g plain flour
140ml water
1/2 teaspoon instant yeast

The Meat Filling:

500g pork belly
10g crystal sugar
5 green onion or scallion sections (around 8cm long)
3 tablespoon dark soy sauce
Water or stock as needed
1 inch root ginger, smashed
1 teaspoon salt


1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorn
2 star anises
1 cinnamon bark
4~6 cloves
1 chunk galangal
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 Fructus Amomi
2 pieces of dried ginger
1 piece of sand ginger
1 nutmeg
1 piece of dried tangerine peel

Other ingredients and seasonings:

Cumin powder