Shay Shay Tien’s Pow

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Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago

By Ramin Ganeshram

Published 2018

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Although a relatively small part of the Trinidadian population, Chinese Trinidadians have made an indelible mark on the country’s cuisine. Steamed meat buns, called “pow” (an adaptation of the Chinese term bao) are a particular favorite and it is widely agreed that the ones made at Shay Shay Tien, Trinidad’s oldest Chinese restaurant, are still the best. Owner Johnson “Chin” Achong was kind enough to share their recipe.