My mother often pan-fries steamed bun slices in olive oil with Lawry salt and serves them at breakfast with eggs and vegetarian sausages or fried rice. I think these sandwiches started when I made some pan-fried some steam bread and some fried eggs for Max, and we started constructing these sandwiches. If you don't want to make your own steam buns, you can also find them in Chinese supermarkets. Most Chinese supermarkets will have frozen bags of them, and the really good supermarkets may have some fresh buns in the bakery section.
- Chinese steamed buns (e.g. Scallion/Green Onion Steam Buns)
- oil (e.g. olive oil or peanut)
Slice the steam buns (if they are frozen then wrap a damp paper towel around then and defrost in the microwave for 30-45 seconds). Pan-fry the bun slices on both sides on medium to medium-high heat. Sprinkle some salt over the slices as they are pan frying. Pan-fry one egg for each sandwich; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Assemble sandwiches and serve immediately.