This steam bun only makes its appearance during the hungry ghosts festival and also at funerals. It is called morhor in Hokkien. Made from wheat flour, sugar and well, yeast I think.
Usually, these buns are made into tower-like structure and offered to the ghosts/funeral offerings. After that, some are strewn on the grounds (supposed to feed the passer-by hungry ghosts) and the rest distributed to everyone.
When stale, it is rather hard. But what we usually do is to soak it in some salt water and pan-fry with oil. Or made into french-toast type with eggs.
Of course, I bought the above from the market. Bought one for 50 sen, I think. Just to bring to you a photo and this story. Hope it is enjoyable!
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