Mongolian Lamb Steam Buns with Slaw

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Mongolian Lamb Steam Buns with Slaw

This dish most recently appeared in My Own Food Bag on Sunday, May 28, 2017.


  • 4 gua bao steam buns, frozen


  • ½ red onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger *
  • 250g pulled lamb
  • 50g Mongolian sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves *


  • ½ baby bok choy, end trimmed 1cm, rinsed and leaves separated *
  • ½ Lebanese cucumber *
  • ¼ red onion (optional)
  • 1 spring onion *
  • ½ apple
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1-2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Zest and juice of ½ lemon *


  • ½ tablespoon picked coriander leaves *
  • 1 Make 3 large, equal sized balls of foil and arrange in a triangle at the bottom of a large pot. Line a small, heat-proof plate with baking paper and place buns on top. Place plate on top of foil balls, and fill pot with water to just below plate.
  • 2 Bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce to a simmer, cover with a tight-fitting lid and steam for about 10 minutes, until buns are warm and fluffy.
  • 3 While buns steam, heat a drizzle of oil in a medium fry-pan on medium heat. Add onion, garlic and ginger and cook for 2-3 minutes, until starting to soften.
  • 4 Reduce heat to low and add pulled lamb and Mongolian sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes, breaking up lamb with a wooden spoon as it cooks, until no liquid remains. Stir through chopped coriander and season to taste with pepper. While lamb cooks, prepare slaw.
  • 5 Very thinly slice bok choy, cucumber, red onion and spring onion. Cut apple in quarters lengthways, remove core and thinly slice (discard core). Add all to a medium bowl, along with all remaining slaw ingredients. Mix to combine and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • TO SERVE divide steam buns between plates, open buns and fill with Mongolian lamb, then top with slaw and picked coriander. Serve any remaining slaw on the side.
  • SERVES 2

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 2758 kj / 659 kcal
  • Protein: 38.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 87.8g
  • Fat: 15.2g


  • Pantry staple
  • * Shared ingredient with another recipe

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