Chinese Steamed Flan

Chinese Steamed Flan

By Liam Custodio
0’ Prep time
45’ Cook time
45’ Total time
251 Calories
6 Serving


Chinese Steamed Flan is a dessert that serves 6. Watching your figure? This gluten free and lacto ovo vegetarian recipe has 252 calories, 8g of protein, and 6g of fat per serving. For $1.67 per serving, this recipe covers 14% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Only a few people made this recipe, and 9 would say it hit the spot. It is a rather inexpensive recipe for fans of Chinese food. It is brought to you by Foodista. Head to the store and pick up strawberries, granulated sugar, milk, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 47%. Similar recipes include How to cook: Leche flan (steamed crème caramel), Chinese Steamed Fish, and Ma Lai Go Chinese Steamed Cake.
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Step by Step

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Step 1

For caramel:
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Step 2

Spread sugar evenly in the bottom of a heavy saucepan and place over medium-low heat. It may take several minutes before the sugar begins to melt. Without stirring, watch the sugar closely as it begins to liquefy at the edges. It will slowly turn from a yellow to a golden and finally to a brown caramel sauce.
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Step 3

When the liquefied sugar is turning from golden to brown, immediately remove the saucepan from the heat. Watch carefully! (If you miss this point, the sugar will quickly turn too dark and you will have to start all over again). Immediately pour liquid caramel into 6 3-1/2 inch ramekins and swirl to cover bottom evenly. The caramel hardens rapidly, so work quickly. Set aside.
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Step 4

For flan:
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Step 5

Place 2 inches of water on the bottom portion of steamer. Cover and allow water to come to a boil. In the meantime, heat milk and sugar in a saucepan until just warmed and sugar has dissolved. Whisk eggs and vanilla in a large bowl until blended. Slowly pour warmed milk into the eggs, beating until well combined. Scoop off foam and discard. Ladle into prepared ramekins and place into steamer.
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Step 6

Turn down heat – this is very important – to medium and steam for 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Once cool, cover and refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, carefully run a knife around the inside each ramekin to loosen the flan. Place a plate on top of the flan and invert until flan pops out. Serve with sliced strawberries.


  • egg
    4 larges
  • whole milk
    whole milk
    488 milliliters
  • vanilla
    1 teaspoon
  • granulated sugar
    granulated sugar
    66.67 grams
  • strawberries

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 251.51kcal 12.58%
Fat 6.29g 9.68%
Saturated Fat 2.58g 16.11%
Carbohydrates 42.85g 14.28%
Net Carbohydrates 39.97g 14.54%
Sugar 38.89g 43.21%
Cholesterol 133.76mg 44.59%
Sodium 80.02mg 3.48%
Alcohol 0.24g 1.34%
Protein 7.83g 15.67%
Vitamin C 84.67mg 102.63%
Manganese 0.57mg 28.56%
Phosphorus 182.75mg 18.27%
Selenium 12.52µg 17.89%
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 17.78%
Calcium 142.1mg 14.21%
Folate 50.23µg 12.56%
Vitamin B12 0.74µg 12.26%
Fiber 2.88g 11.52%
Potassium 389.91mg 11.14%
Vitamin D 1.56µg 10.41%
Vitamin B5 0.99mg 9.95%
Vitamin B6 0.17mg 8.71%
Magnesium 32.56mg 8.14%
Iron 1.19mg 6.6%
Vitamin A 329.04IU 6.58%
Zinc 0.97mg 6.46%
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 6.23%
Vitamin E 0.81mg 5.39%
Copper 0.1mg 4.82%
Vitamin B3 0.67mg 3.35%
Vitamin K 3.51µg 3.34%
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