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Craig Sep 14, 2006 03:56 PM

Does this place do take-out, or just eat-in?

I'm craving some BBQ pork buns, but I'm all the way down at Adelaide & Spadina, so I won't have time to eat there...

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    raymoose Jan 30, 2007 02:26 PM

    Traditional Chinese Buns on Dundas West (near Spadina, downstairs) has the best Dan Dan noodles, bean curd soup, Baozi (buns) and Chinese burgers. I have be going there for over a year, on a weekly basis, as well as most of my family. The owners are very hard working as are the kitchen staff. When you go in, yell through to the kitchen and say hello to "Liu Sher Fa" and say Ni hao ma? Don't forget to leave a good tip, as the prices are unbelievalby cheap.

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      ctl98 Nov 29, 2006 11:27 PM

      My favorite place for chinese buns is the bakery in front of Sunny Supermarket on Leslie and Finch. I've tried many places but I think they have the best BBQ pork buns.

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        bjorn_brown Nov 29, 2006 04:38 PM

        There is a place in Mississauga in the plaza at the NW corner of Creditview and Burnhamthorpe called Akko Cakehouse. These are the best buns I have had outside of HK. Most places in the Toronto area (Markham included) hardly even fill there buns (every place I've tried downtown is dreadful). The buns from Akko are stuffed full and very cheap. It's a great deal if you live in the area.

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          mrsleny Nov 29, 2006 10:43 PM

          The buns at Yung Sing bakery on Baldwin St. in Toronto have a good amount of filling.

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          raymoose Nov 28, 2006 09:09 AM

          I have been going to Traditional Chinese Buns for over a year. I can't get enough of their Chinese burgers, bean churd soup (unbelievable texture and taste) and of course the dumplings and buns. The owner is absolutely gorgeous and very helpful in suggesting new items to try. I keep telling her that her prices are 1960, but she seems happy enough and so do her customers. This place makes a gweelau like me want to learn Mandarin.

          1. xtal Sep 14, 2006 07:50 PM

            Agreed. If you're looking for takeout, avoid CTB (as they are steamed and won't travel too well) and head for the bakeries, which bake their buns. Kim Moon used to be a favourite of mine, but it's gone a bit downhill recently. But there are many options in the stretch that vbreen mentions, stick to the north side of Dundas, start at Spadina, and head east.

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              superchick Sep 14, 2006 09:23 PM

              au contraire mon cheri
              steam buns travel perfectly fine (we HAVE been doing it for 4000+ yrs) ;)

              if you have modern conveniences such as running water and a microwave, simply pat down the surface of the bun w/ water, then nuke for 30-45s (depending on size of bun) and voila! like
              almost fresh from dimsum!

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                xtal Sep 14, 2006 10:02 PM

                Thanks for the tip superchick, I stand corrected. :)

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              vbreen Sep 14, 2006 05:02 PM

              There are some greate little Chinese bakeries Dundas West of University. (Between University and Spadina)

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