Where to find vegetarian steamed buns in Philly
- Laura May 1, 2005 09:23 PM
I am currently in San Francisco visiting my sister and stumbled up a culinary delight I must encounter again. Does anyone know of any restaurant/store/market/etc. in the Philadelphia area that has vegetarian steamed buns...I love them! Not looking for anything gourmet or fancy or even vegan...just a steamed bun that is vegetarian Thanks in advance for your help
The vegetarian chinese restaurants in town (Harmony,
Cherry Street) offer steamed buns. I like the
"mock pork BBQ" steam buns, but they usually have a
vegetable one also.
They may be in the appetizer section or sometimes listed
as Dim Sum.
You can also buy frozen versions of the same at the
market at 11th/Race. They have an additional kind
which I like as dessert; it's filled with an egg-custard cream, and they come 8 or 10 to a package
for just a couple dollars.
Thanks for your suggestions. I actually go to Singapore rather frequently,(though haven't ever looked for the buns since I didn't know how amazing they were), and have been meaning to go to the other vegetarian restaurants in Chinatown too...this will be a great excuse for a trip.
Restaurants include Cherry St Vegetarian, Kingdom of Vegetarians, South East, and Singapore Vegetarian (all in Chinatown). The big grocery store in Chinatown will also have frozen ones.
KCs Pastries (two locations in Chinatown) is a bakery with filled buns, I think mainly baked not steamed. But they have a huge selection of fillings. I like sweet red bean, and taro. They are insanely cheap and filling, so 2 make a great cheap lunch. Thank you.