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Sep 6, 2006 03:45 PM

Red Bean Buns--Where to get?

Hi all,

I'm on the hunt for some Chinese red bean buns, the steamed kind. I know i can easily purchase some frozen ones from the local Asian market and steam them at home, but i'm looking for the freshly made kind. I work nearby Chinatown so you'd think I would know where to go but I don't! Any ideas?

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  1. Have you tried Wonder Bakery in Chinatown?

    1. Are these in rice flour buns or wheat buns? Are they roundish or flat like a disk?

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      1. re: raytamsgv

        I'm looking for the white flour, fluffy, round, steamed kind with the sweet red bean in the center.

      2. 99 Ranch always has them fresh - The one on Sepulveda and Victory anyway.

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        1. re: Kitchen Queen

          I like 99 Ranch's red bean buns, as well as their date paste buns with sliced almonds.

          1. re: Dogbite Williams

            Also try their bread laced with red bean paste. Toast it and spread little butter OH YUM!

        2. Din Tai Fung makes 12 dim sum-sized ones!

          1. tangential i know, but my favorite red bean buns are the ones you get in little tokyo. those things ROCK.