Pikachu Steamed Bun

Fancy some kawaii steamed buns? Check out this quick and easy recipe made with pancake mix!

cute steamed buns

pikachu steamed bun.. kawaii~

Recipe adapted from Bento Monsters

Makes 2 pikachu buns


150g Morinaga pancake mix
1 tbsp salad oil
50ml water
1 tbsp cocoa powder
yellow food gel colouring (optional)
pink food gel colouring (optional)

1/4 Cheese slice
1 tbsp chocolate chips


  1. To make the dough, sieve pancake mix.
  2. Add in salad oil.
  3. Add in water gradually, use your hands to keep mixing till the dough comes together. Knead for around 5 minutes, till the dough becomes soft and smooth.
  4. Divide the dough into 3 parts (1 big, 2 small balls). Add in pink food colouring and cocoa powder to the 2 small dough respectively. Add in yellow food colouring to the big dough. Knead till the colours are even.
  5. Roll out 2 balls of yellow dough and place the fillings in the middle of the dough, wrap it up and pleat the edges to seal. (this will be the body of the pikachu)
  6. Use the remaining dough to make the head, ears, limbs and face. And place the buns on baking paper.
    pikachu bun shape
  7. Place the buns into the steamer and steam them on low heat for around 15 minutes.
    steam the pikachu bun

Enjoy! 🙂

yummy chocolate filling

pikachu bun with yummy chocolate filling~

funny black face character

made this ‘orh-bing’ (black face) with the leftover dough


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