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Weekly Meal Plan – Spring Week 11, 2022

Hoisin Mushroom Bao Buns / Mexican Chicken Tenders / Pork Katsu / One Pan Salmon and Coconut Rice

Hoisin Mushroom Bao Buns with Pickled Radish and Sriracha Mayo

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • Chopping Board
  • knife
  • garlic press
  • mandoline
  • glass jar with lid - for pickled radish
  • small saucepan
  • frypan
  • steamer basket


  • 8 bao buns
  • 4 portobello mushrooms - sliced
  • 2 garlic clove/s - crushed
  • 4 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • ½ tsp chinese five spice
  • 1 carrot - cut in 10cm lengths and julienned with a mandoline
  • 1 cucumber - cut into 10 cm lengths and julienned with a mandoline on a thicker setting
  • ½ cup coriander - leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 red chilli - optional, sliced
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

Pickled Radish

  • 4-5 radishes - sliced finely with a mandoline
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbs sugar - or honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes

Sriracha Mayo

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp sriracha


Pickled Radish

  • Pop the vinegar, water, salt, sugar and chilli flakes in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil on the stove and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Cut the ends of the radishes and finely slice. Place in the glass jar. Pour the pickling mixture over the radishes and set aside.

Hoisin Mushroom Bao Buns

  • Place the bao buns in a steamer and cook for 8-10 minutes
  • Heat a frypan over medium high on the stove. Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add hoisin sauce and chinese five spice. Stir to combing and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, julienne the carrots and cucumber, chop the coriander and chilli. Stir the sriracha into the mayo and set aside.

To Serve

  • Divide the mushrooms among the bao buns. Top with carrot, cucumber, pickled radish and coriander. Add some sriracha mayo, sesame seeds and extra chilli (optional).

Tips and Variations

GLUTEN FREE - Unfortunately we have not been able to source GF bao buns. The best alternative we've found is to use a gf hamburger bun, cut in half and warmed through. Fold it in half like a bao bun.
* The pickled radishes will keep in the fridge for up to a week in a sealed glass container. 


Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 1004mg | Potassium: 580mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2941IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg

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