Taste The Flavours Of Asia With Two Recipes By Chef Datta
Image Credit: Char siu bao

Asian cuisine is diverse, with multiple countries adding their own delicious twist to it. From biryani to curries to sushi and noodles - the sheer variety of dishes is mind blowing! To capture the cuisine of an entire continent is difficult, but if you are cooking a fun Asian theme dinner for your family and you all are fond of meat, we have two perfect dishes that you can try out.

Chef Datta, the Chef De Cuisine of Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel has two amazing recipes for you that might sound fancy, but are easy to make and delectable to eat. Let us see the Chef's version of popular dishes - char siu bao and chicken schnitzel.

Char Siu Bao (Pork Bao)

A fluffy, soft, delectable pork bao is all that you need to have a comforting and satisfying dinner. The soft pork meat just melts in your mouth. Super easy to make and fun to eat with your family, here is a simple recipe for this exquisite dish.


  • 150 gms All-purpose flour
  • 20 gms White sugar
  • 10 gms Ground white pepper
  • 20 gms Active dry yeast
  • 5 gms Baking powder
  • 100 gms Finely chopped pork
  • 20 ml Light soy sauce
  • 20 ml Hoisin sauce
  • 10 ml Soy sauce
  • 10 gms White sugar
  • 20 gms Oyster sauce
  • 30 ml Water
  • 30 gms Corn starch
  • 10 ml Sesame oil


• Dissolve sugar in warm water, and then add the yeast until the mixture is frothy.

• Sieve the flour and baking powder into a large bowl add yeast and dissolve well.

• Knead the dough until it is elastic and smooth.

• Keep it aside and cover it with cling wrap.

• Let the dough prove nicely.

• Mince the pork and Marinate it with light soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and sweet soy sauce.

• Cooked pork until gets dry.

• Combine sugar, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil.

• Corn starch and water should be combined, then added to the pot and heated through. Mix in sesame oil and white pepper. Add the roasted pork after it has cooled down.

• Remove the dough from the bowl and knead it on a lightly floured surface until it is smooth and elastic.

• Roll the dough into a long roll, and divide it into equal pieces.

• Use the palm of your hand to flatten each piece into a thin circle.

• The circle's center needs to be thicker than its edge.

• Centre one serving of the pork filling on each circle of dough.

• Fold the dough over the filling to enclose it. Pinch edges to form the bun.

• Let the buns rest for a while.

• Steam buns for 12 minutes.

• Serve the with Schwann sauce.

Chicken Schnitzel

A delicious chicken dish, this crispy delicacy can be the one dish that you can count on to lift up your spirits. Paired with a salad or some dips and fries, enjoy your dinner with chicken schnitzel. Let us see how you can make this dish in your kitchen with ease.


  • 2 no Eggs
  • 20 gms Minced garlic
  • 20 gms Parsley
  • 20 gms Salt
  • 10 gms Pepper
  • 30 gms White bread
  • 30 gms Parmesan cheese
  • 150 gms Chicken breasts
  • 100 ml Oil


• Take slices of white bread, grind until they are crumbs, and keep it aside to dry.

• In a small bowl, add eggs, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper and mix well.

• Add crumbs and Parmesan cheese to a small bowl. Add the Parmesan cheese and crumbs to a small bowl.

• Clean and cut chicken breast and make a flat with a hammer evenly.

• Coat the chicken with the prepared egg mixture and the crumb mixture. Heat some oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat.

• Shallow fry chicken until golden brown and cooked thoroughly.

• Serve the chicken schnitzel with mustard sauce.