Black sesame seeds steamed buns in a bamboo steamer
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Black sesame seeds Japanese steamed bun

Easy foolproof Japanese steamed buns recipe with black sesame seeds flavour. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: black sesame buns, Japanese steamed buns, mushi pan, steamed buns
Servings: 6 buns
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Shihoko | Chopstick Chronicles


  • 3 tbsp black sesame seeds paste
  • 60 g muscovado sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 120 ml milk
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • line 6 ramekins with muffin baking paper cups
  • Sift flour and baking powder and set aside.
  • Place black sesame seed paste, sugar and egg in a large mixing bowl. 
  • Combine them all together with a whisk.
  • Add milk gradually a little at a time and mix well after each addition.
  • Add sifted flour and baking powder to the sesame seed paste bowl. 
  • Combine sesame seed paste mixture and flour with a whisk. Ensure you do not over mix it, rather mix until just combined.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, divide the mixture evenly to the lined ramekins. 
  • Steam the mixture in a steamer for 12 minutes.  



I used black sesame seeds paste for Halloween theme. If you can not get black sesame seeds paste, it can be replaced with tahini or natural peanut butter paste.


Serving: 6g | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 160mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1.4mg