ANKO Mini Chinese Steamed Bun Food Processing Equipment Solutions

ANKO Chinese Steamed Bun Production Line - Machinery Design for a Panamanian Company

ANKO's client owns a central kitchen that is capable of providing meals for over 1,000 people. It provides Asian cuisine including siomai, dumpling, spring roll, etc. With the increased baozi demand, handmade quality and weight control become harder. Thus, they contacted ANKO for assistance.

Case-ID: PA-001

Flour dough ingredient -
5 cups bread flour or all purpose flour, plus 1/3 cup, 2/3 cup water, 1 1/3 cup milk, divided1/3 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 4 teaspoons instant yeast, 2 eggs, 4 tablespoons melted butter, egg wash (1 egg, beaten with a tablespoon of milk)

Filling's ingredient –
sesame oil, 1/2 cup shallots or red onion, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons oyster sauce, 1 ½ tablespoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce, ¾ cup chicken stock, 3 tablespoons flour, 2 cups diced Chinese roast pork (cha siu)

Mini Chinese Steamed Bun

Food Ingredient

  • Flour
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Yeast
  • Soy Sauce
  • Oyster Sauce
  • Sesame Oil
  • Chicken Stock
  • Chinese Roast Pork
  • Cha Siu

Food Culture

In Chinese bakeries, rather than western style bread, you can see steamed or baked Chinese buns sitting on the shelf. Many yum cha restaurants offer plates of steamed or baked Chinese pork buns. Steamed bun is always one of the popular selections. It is a bun filled with small chunks of barbecue-flavored pork.

In some regions, Chinese pork buns can be vegetarian or filled with lots of meat; on the other hand, it can be cha siu bao flavor. With baked buns, there is sesame sprinkled on top, for steamed ones, it would be plain white bread.

There are various names for the food like that, you can call them baozi, BBQ pork bun or Cha Siu Bao, Chinese dumpling, etc. They are served at any point during a meal or you can just have it as a snack.

Handmade Food Recipe

  • For dough - Mix all flour, water, milk, sugar, salt, and yeast together. Knead until dough in your hand doesn't feel sticky, which means it's the right stretch. When it's done, rest it for 1 hour.
  • For filling - Put all the ingredients in a big bowl and start to season and blend. When it's done, put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • When both main ingredients are ready, you can start to make baozi.
  • Cut dough into small dough balls. Use a rolling pin to roll each dough ball into flat and circular. Put a full tablespoon of filling into the center of the wrapper. Pinch the edge of a wrapper with your hand and twist it up towards the center of the bun.
  • Steam buns for 10-15 min.

ANKO Team Research Problem Solving or Solution Delivery

Solution 1.steamed bun burst handling
The filling burst when the steamed bun was wrapped with 2mm thin skin and the weight was 10g. During the test of food making equipment, the filling got squeezed out while the machine was conducting cutting by the shutter set, which was a design to pattern on hand gesture such as pinches. To solve the problem, ANKO team adjusted the ...(Please contact us to get more information)

Steamed Bun Food Making Equipment

Steamed Bun Food Making Equipment

Steamed Bun Food Making Equipment
Solution 2. 2mm dough sheet requirement
When the steam bun's skin was too thick, not only did the bun taste too doughy, but the filling was too little and the weight would be heavier than 10g, which was not what they asked for. ANKO's engineering team designed a dough sheeting component that would perform ...(Please contact us to get more information)

Food Equipment Introduction

  • Place flour, baking soda, yeast, salt, sugar, water in the mixer container and start to stir. With the custom made pork bun making equipment, first, dough sheet is pressed by a roller to make it thin and smooth. Once the dough wrapper is ready, it will wrap up the filling that is extruded from an extruder followed by cutting the Chinese pork bun with desired shapes. (Patented No.M463045)
  • The advantage of the automatic pork bun processing line is its dynamic capability in manufacturing foods that require filling, wrapping, and forming. In addition, SB-880 can connect to other feeding machines to produce various types of stuffed food, including meat buns, vegetable buns, bean paste buns, without changing machine devices.

Fundamental of Design

  • When the client asked for a food processing equipment that is capable of making 10g mini size steamed buns, ANKO's engineering team had an idea in mind that it's going to be a custom made machine. Moreover it had been hard to maintain the same quality of each steamed bun with manual work, therefore, automatic production is necessary.
  • Besides, texture and taste should still remain the same as their handmade products. ANKO re-designed a patented (No.M463045) automatic multi-tasking food making production line, SB-880, to meet all the requirements, including the size of steamed bun, 100% handmade texture, a wrapping processing that would make nice bun shape.

Processing Line Planning

  • Stuffing preparation
  • Dough preparation with fermentation steps
  • Hopper for stuffing
  • Container for dough ball
  • Dough ball kneading
  • 2mm dough ball pressing
  • 2mm dough belt sheeting
  • Stuffing extruded
  • Dough skin wrapping from the side
  • Rolling into a stuffed dough pipe
  • Stuffed dough go through a icy cold piple
  • Cutting
  • Shaping
  • Cooking
  • Cooling
  • Packaging
ML-202E Automatic Spiral Mixer
Automatic Spiral Mixer is a stainless steel made blender that is built to perform dough mixing. It is designed to well mix all ingredients into high-quality dough. Dough ball would come together beautifully in a nice, smooth, round ball and how the mixer spin and rotate can determine the texture of dough skin after it's made.
SB-880 - Automatic Multi Function Sheeting, Filling, Rolling & Forming Production Line
SB-880 is great for making dough sheets without losing their texture. It is specifically designed for making steamed buns, beef roll, chicken roll type of foods, which require rolling, sheeting, filling and forming. For steamed bun, when the stuffed dough pipe is cut into small balls, the stretchiness of dough is an important factor because it can prevent the dough getting torn apart. SB-880's engineering design process is to ensure the dough sheet's quality stays the same through the whole time.
EA-100K Automatic Mini Juicy Bun And Manty Machine
The automatic mini juicy bun and manty machine has isolated electronic control system, which is able to work with SB-880 machine to produce 6,000 mini juicy buns per hour. As filling extruded, the dough sheet is rolled up through the last stage of SB-880,and then the stuffed dough pipe is continuously conveyed to EA-100K to be cut into small balls and formed to look like handmade pinched shape by EA-100K shutter set.
Automatic Mini Juicy Bun and Manty Processing Machine
Automatic Mini Juicy Bun and Manty Processing Machine

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ANKO Mini Chinese Steamed Bun Equipment Solutions

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