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Pork Buns near Eagle Rock, CA

PurpleTeeth Feb 25, 2007 05:46 PM

Where can we find a good Chinese Style BBQ Pork bun near Eagle Rock, CA? Close would be good!

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    Burger Boy RE: PurpleTeeth Feb 25, 2007 05:58 PM

    Chinatown is just down the road.

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      silverlakebodhisattva RE: PurpleTeeth Feb 25, 2007 06:24 PM

      Didn't there used to be a mini-chain of "Mami King"s, which did the Philipine equivalent of cha shu bao, around L.A.? I remember one in the Sunset/Fountain mini-mall that houses Nadpob and Saito's, but don't know what happened to the rest...

      1. PurpleTeeth RE: PurpleTeeth Feb 26, 2007 06:21 AM

        I know of great places in Chinatown but was kinda hoping for something more in my hood.

        1. Clare K RE: PurpleTeeth Feb 26, 2007 07:15 AM

          If you're just looking for a few (not by the dozen), Famima!! in Pasadena has them. There are two locations - on on Raymond, and the other on Colorado near Paseo. It's a Japanese convenience store, but they have decent pork buns hot and fresh every day.

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            silverlakebodhisattva RE: PurpleTeeth Feb 26, 2007 07:40 AM

            Also, depending on how particular you are, and depending on how many kinds you're willing to sort through to find one you like, most Asian groceries have three or four kinds of "steam-'em youself", minimum, in their frozen section. 99 Ranch has a big bunch...

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              PurpleTeeth RE: silverlakebodhisattva Feb 26, 2007 08:11 AM

              We have tried most of those but not ben too impressed. Does anyone have a particular brand that they like?

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                Clare K RE: PurpleTeeth Feb 26, 2007 08:27 AM

                I've tried many of the packaged kind and they seriously have about 1 teaspoons worth of filling. I'd say make them yourself (not that difficult) or get them at a resto/Famima.

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              silverlakebodhisattva RE: PurpleTeeth Feb 26, 2007 03:50 PM

              Check for Philipine style ones (labelled as "siopao", which I'm guessin' is a "Tagalog-ization" of "shu bao", as in "cha shu bao") which, I recall, tended to be on the fairly gargantuan side, filling-wise....

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                SauceSupreme RE: silverlakebodhisattva Feb 26, 2007 04:31 PM

                If you're looking for Siopao in the Filipino style, there's a Chowking in the Eagle Rock Plaza which has it. It isn't the best I've ever had, but it might satisfy your fix.

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