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This Halal Version of Chinese Hambabao Is The Perfect Afternoon Snack!

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Rita Razali •  Sep 24, 2021

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This recipe of Halal Chinese Hambabo is written by our Tribes by HHWT member, Rita Razali 

My Version of Chinese Hambabao

I dont know what you called this dish but I saw some Chinese friends eating them while I growing up so I thought of creating my halal version of Chinese Hambabao. Everyone has sambal tumis tucked in their fridge. So throw in some soya sauce, give it a taste and viola!!! It is so simple and easy to make yet packed with flavour which I love. I hope everyone can give this a try and let me know what you think.

My recipe for Chinese Hambabo:

  • 2-3 tbsp sambal tumis (depends on your preferred spicy level)
  • 2-3 tbsp thick dark soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp ABC kicap manis
  • 1 tsp light soya sauce (do adjust according to your prefered seasoning)
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped finely)
  • Oil (enough to stir fry)
  • 500g minced beef or chicken
  • 2 tbsp ready-made cooked relish (this is optional. Just to give a little crunchy texture)
  • 1-2 cucumber (remove the centre seeds, sliced thinly)
  • 1 pkt lotus leaf bun - steamed
Step 1 Stir fry chopped garlic in hot oil until golden brown. Add minced meat and stir until brown. Step 2 Once the meat is browned, add sambal tumis (and relish) Step 3 Add all the soya sauce. Mix well until oil is separated from the meat. Step 4 Salt and pepper to taste if required. Do remember that relish and sambal tumis already has seasoning. So you may not need to add any more seasoning. Step 5 Assemble the dish and serve hot. Enjoy!!

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