After making the Hello Kitty Steamed Buns (see post here), I still had some buns left over. I thought they would make a great addition to my lunches, but wasn’t quite sure how long they would keep and how best to reheat them. Luckily, as always, I could find the answer on the internet 🙂
So, after the remaining buns had cooled down, I packed them individually, and froze them. For packing & reheating, just let the bun defrost overnight, or couple of hours at room temperature. When you are ready to eat it, take a piece of kitchen roll, wet it, and pack your bun in the wet paper. Pop onto a plate, into the microwave for 1.5 min high heat, and it will “steam/reheat”. The dough will get slightly chewy in the microwave, so you could also reheat the bun (without the kitchen paper) for 5 minutes or so in a steamer.
To keep my Hello Kitty Bun company, I also popped a hard boiled egg into my Hello Kitty egg mold 🙂
The Hello Kitty egg is nestled on a bed of spinach, wilted and flavoured with soy sauce/sesame oil/garlic and sesame seeds, basically a Korean recipe (which you can use to top a Bibimbap, or in a Gimbap). There is some sweet chili sauce in the little container, this is for the bun. The lunch was completed with some carrot and edamame beans, some orange pieces and apple, and because it’s almost Easter, some chocolate Easter eggs 😛