China – Shengjian Mantou

by Shehroz gill

Shengjian mantou is a filled bun that is fried and very small in appearance, it is fried in the pan so it can be light-colored fried and looks so good like a candy. This dish is made with few ingredients and the main ingredients for the filling are GELATIN and PORK. When they cooked them or fry them, their filling which is based on gelatin went melt due to the high temperature which convert it into liquid form. This is totally breakfast material, you can have it in breakfast with different things. The outer layer should be crispy and thin but most of them are sell which is like bread, not so crispy, and have a thick outer layer. According to the actual Shengjian mantou, the outer layer should be think and full crispy.


Shanghai is the biggest city in CHINA. It is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. This is one of the most beautiful cities in China that everyone wants to go there. Shanghai has a unique style and taste of cooking, their mostly dishes are reddish in colors and shiny in appearance, and spicy also.


The very first-time Shengjian mantou is made in China in the 19th century. People of Shanghai enjoy this dish in the morning of the 1900s. This dish is popular all around the world by the immigration of people when they visit different places and spread the taste of China in the world.


  • Baking
  • Braising
  • Steaming
  • Deep-frying
  • Stewing


Shanghai cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines, which is very unique in its taste and its appearance. It looks reddish and has a shiny texture which is very satisfying in appearance. It has many methods of cooking which are also famous all around the world. They mostly used the steamed method in their cooking. Rice and noodles are their most popular and most useable ingredients.


  • Soup Dumplings
  • Steamed Crab
  • Duck Blood Soup
  • Shanghai Snacks
  • Smoked Fish Slices
  • Beggar’s Chicken
  • Fried Pork Buns
  • Peking Duck
  • Yellow Croaker Noodle Soup
  • Braised Pork


Gelatin is collagen that we take from the body of animals, they use it in cooking or in bakery stuff. It has no flavor and is transparent which has no color. It looks like jelly. The meaning of Gelatin which is related to LATIN language has the meaning “FROZEN“. Gelatin is used in many forms like powder, liquid, granules, etc.


  • Mint leaves
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Ketchup
  • Green chilies sauce
  • Chinese salt
  • Lemon slices
  • Chikiang vinegar
  • snacks


  • sweet bean sauce
  • rice
  • noodles
  • egg
  • salads
  • sauces


  • 22 g of Carbohydrates
  • 11 g of fat
  • 35 g of protein
  • 3 g sugars
  • 6 g Dietary fiber


  • It is very healthy to eat.
  • Easy to digest and improve your digestive system.
  • Have large number of protein.
  • Rich amount of Colagen.
  • Good source of anti-aging.
  • high amount of carbohydrates.


Chinkiang vinegar is the most famous vinegar of CHINA, it is rice vinegar which is rice-based vinegar. It is also called BLACK VINEGAR, which is dark in color.


  • peanut utter bun
  • tuna bun
  • curry beef triangle
  • beef bun
  • cream bun
  • longevity peach
  • baozi
  • finger bun
  • iced bun
  • lotus seed bun
  • rum roll


Xiaolong mantou is a bun that is the most famous steamed bun of CHINA, which is related to Jiangsu province. It is also called FILLED and UNFILLED BUNS. Xiaolong mantou is originated from CHANGZHOU, firstly made by WAN HUA TEA HOUSE.


  • siaulon moedeu  
  • xiaolong-style mantou
  • soup dumpling
  • xiaolongbao


Wu Chinese is a language of China but it is famous and spoken in SHANGHAI. There are a variety of languages in China but Shanghai is famous for its cuisine and its language “WU CHINESE”.


  • Wu 
  • Wuyue language
  • The Wu dialect
  • Jiang–Zhe speech
  • Jiangnan speech


Jiangnan is the region of Shanghai city. Jiangnan contains different cities like Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, and Wuxi, etc.


  • Chiangnan
  • Chiang-nan
  • Kiang-nan




  • flour
  • yeast
  • sugar
  • oil
  • water


  • soy sauce
  • gelatin
  • pork
  • oil
  • salt
  • chiken stock
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • onion
  • tomato


  • To make dough, add flour in the bowl and pinch of salt along wth 1 tablespoon of oil.
  • Gradually add water and knead it.
  • leave it for 2 to 3 hours to swell.
  • cover it with a plastic wrapper.
  • add all the spices together.
  • apply it to the dough by shaping it.
  • make a cone of it and then fry it.

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