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Savory Puff Pastries – Asian Flavor

Try these delicious Savory Puff Pastries with an Asian twist! We’re combining baking skills with Asian flavors for a tasty treat.

five spice pork and onion puff pastry triangles.
Asian style
Savory Puff Pastries

I got this idea from a popular dish in my hometown, Xiamen. They usually wrap pork mince fillings in tofu skin and deep fry it. The unique five-spice powder gives it that distinct and delicious flavor. It tastes amazing.

I decided to recreate the filling, wrap it in puff pastry, and bake it in the oven—it’s way easier. Give it a try, and I hope you enjoy it too! 🤗

Asian Style Savory Puff Pastries 
five spice pork and onion pastry
Asian Style Savory Puff Pastries
  • Pork Mince: For the filling, pork mince with a bit of fat tastes better as it doesn’t dry out. I discovered that the pork mince for making dumplings at the Chinese grocery store is a good fit. It has a lean-to-fat ratio of 7 to 3.
  • Puff Pastry Sheets: I purchased the frozen pre-made version from the supermarket. Be sure to thaw it completely before wrapping. Also, you don’t have to make the triangle shape; you can choose any shape you like.
  • Fish Sauce: Fish sauce contributes a seafood-like flavor and saltiness to the fillings. If you don’t have it, you can substitute it with salt instead.
  • Five Spice Powder: Chinese five-spice is an aromatic blend containing cinnamon, clove, fennel seed, star anise, and Sichuan peppercorn. Its fragrance is potent, so a small amount can have a significant impact.
five spice pork and onion pastry triangles
Asian-inspired Savory Puff Pastries
Savory Puff Pastries

Step One: Prepare Filling

  • Mix pork, onion, spring onion, five-spice powder, fish sauce, rice wine, corn flour, and water in a bowl until well combined.

Step Two: Assembly

  • Cut pastry sheets into 3-inch squares. Place 2 tablespoons of the pork mixture in the center of each square. Fold into triangles, brush with egg yolk, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Step Three: Baking

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastry turns golden and crispy.
pork puff pastry
Pork Pastries

Now, you have this easy pork puff pastry recipe to try in your kitchen. Go ahead, give it a shot—it won’t take too long to make. It’s a fantastic savory snack for appetizers.

five spice pork and onion pastry triangles

Savory Puff Pastries

Give our Asian-inspired Savory Puff Pastries a try—they're a tasty mix of juicy Chinese filling in a crispy wrapping!
Author: Lei
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Diet: Low Lactose
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings 3

Ingredients

  • 1 package Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
  • 300 g minced pork
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup spring onion, finely chopped

Instructions

  • Prepare Filling: Mix pork, onion, spring onion, five-spice powder, fish sauce, rice wine, corn flour, and water in a bowl until well combined.
  • Assembly: Cut pastry sheets into 3-inch squares. Place 2 tablespoons of the pork mixture in the center of each square. Fold into triangles, brush with egg yolk, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Baking: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastry turns golden and crispy.

Recipe Notes:

  • Pork Mince: For the filling, pork mince with a bit of fat tastes better as it doesn’t dry out. I discovered that the pork mince for making dumplings at the Chinese grocery store is a good fit. It has a lean-to-fat ratio of 7 to 3.
  • Puff Pastry Sheets: I purchased the frozen pre-made version from the supermarket. Be sure to thaw it completely before wrapping. Also, you don’t have to make the triangle shape; you can choose any shape you like.
  •  
  • Fish Sauce: Fish sauce contributes a seafood-like flavor and saltiness to the fillings. If you don’t have it, you can substitute it with salt instead.
  • Five Spice Powder: Chinese five-spice is an aromatic blend containing cinnamon, clove, fennel seed, star anise, and Sichuan peppercorn. Its fragrance is potent, so a small amount can have a significant impact.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 1392kcalCarbohydrates: 90gProtein: 36gFat: 99gSaturated Fat: 27gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16gMonounsaturated Fat: 51gCholesterol: 202mgSodium: 948mgPotassium: 644mgFiber: 7gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 354IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 319mgIron: 10mg

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