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Sunset Bakery on 9th Ave. -- still good?

loquatlover Aug 5, 2005 01:28 PM

The GG Bakery thread made me think of Sunset Bakery. When I lived near there ('95-'00) I used to get their bao, especially ham & onion and custard to take to the office. It made me very popular with my co-workers.

Now I live out in the boonies of CoCo County, and I'm wondering if Sunset Bakery is still worth a visit if I find myself in the City.

  1. hhc Jun 5, 2008 11:42 PM

    This place sounds good to me for Strawberry Cake & Egg Custard Tarts.

    Has anyone tried them lately?

    Sunset Bakery
    1410 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA

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    1. re: hhc
      travelames Nov 10, 2008 10:25 AM

      My husband made a stop there for me today. The char siu bao was very good, baked just right (where the dough isn't wet on the bottom). There was a good balance between the filling and the dough, no red gelatin-like substance, no strange chewy unknown pieces, and not too salty or sweet. He also got the egg custard, which was very good.

      I haven't tried any of the other places in SF, so can't offer you a comparison. Just happened to be staying with friends just a few blocks away.

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      Alan Aug 8, 2005 08:20 PM

      Yes, its still there. We order cakes there for birthdays and other events. They generally receive solid reviews.

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        MartyinSF Aug 8, 2005 06:43 PM

        They have terrific BBQ Pork Buns, Cocktail Bins (filled with buttery coconut) and cream filled buns (a sweet bun split and filled with real whipped cream...but a little denser and dusted with coconut on the outside).

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          anna Aug 5, 2005 01:42 PM

          Is that the one on 9th and Judah? If it is, I'm not sure if it's there anymore. I drive by there quite often and have seen it changed several times (remodel, name change, menu change). I'm not sure if it's the same owner either.

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          1. re: anna
            armaburrito Aug 6, 2005 05:38 AM

            It's still there -- same owners and everything. I like their white cake with strawberries and cream and their paper-wrapped cupcakes. I'm not sure it's worth the drive out to the inner sunset, though...

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