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Nov 21, 2006 03:58 PM

Baked Egg Custard Buns -- Dim Sum

Does anyone know any Chinese restaurants/dim sum places that serve baked egg custard buns? I used to have them at a Chinese restaurant in Forest Hills (Golden Sea) but it has since closed down.

They're baked with a golden flaky-ish crust and a sweet custard filling. Here's a picture - http://dimsumonline.com/product_detai...

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  1. Most Chinese bakeries (or, at least, the ones I've gone into) have them. I need to find my list of favorites (it's buried somewhere on my computer) so will post once I find it.

    1. Vanilla Cafe on Roosevelt between Prince and Main has very good crusty baked egg custard buns.

      BUT, I love their egg custard tarts! Only place that rivals Hong Kong's egg tarts.

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      1. re: HLing

        i second HLing's comment. i was just there over the weekend and Vanilla Cafe has very good egg custard tarts. Also try the "Portuguese-style egg custard tart." i can't say that i've had the real thing in HK/Macau. but it's probably the best portuguese-style egg tart i've had in all of flushing so far.

        1. re: inmandarin

          The one in Macau has a European style pastry dough with a chinese custard. It is much better than anything here.