Originally “Niku-man” refers to “Chinese steamed bun” (中華饅頭) which came from China.
There is a “Niku-man” like a genuine “Chinese steamed bun”, but there is also the “Niku-man” which evolved originally in Japan.
“Niku-man” is steamd, so it’s very hot!! Please be careful to eat it.
Now, these types of “Niku-man” are sold in Japan.
1) “Niku-man” （肉まん）
It is the most popular “Niku-man”. Ground meat are in “Niku-man”.
It is nearly a original “Chinese steamed bun” sold in China.
Around Kansai region, it’s called “Buta-man” （豚まん）.
It is the most popular “Niku-man” too.
But azuki bean jam is in the bun in substitution for meat. Rather than staple food, it is eaten as dessert.
It is Japanese original “Niku-man”.
Tomato sauce and cheese are contained inside it. It tastes like eating a tender pizza. The bun of it is orange.
It is Japanese original “Niku-man” too.
Curry is contained inside it. It tastes like eating a nan bread with curry.
The bun of it is yellow.
More kinds of “Niku-man” are sold by an area, time and a convenience store in Japan.
If you came to Japan, I want you to eat a variety of “Niku-man”!