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My sister-in-law will be coming from FL and she wants to find these big Chinese steamed buns that have ground pork, chinese sausage and egg in it? Any recommendations on which bakeries have them and which are the best ones? She will be staying in Markham/Scarborough, but we don't mind going to Chinatown for it.

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  1. There is a new(ish) place on Broadview, south of Gerrard in Chinatown East - cheap ones. My favourite is the one in First Canadian Place in the PATH. It's located near the Kitchen Table, there.

    1. With all those 3 things in the bun together? I've not noticed anything like that downtown.

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      1. re: Teep

        The ones rub_a_dub_dub mentions are called (to my knowledge) "dai bao", or simply large buns. And they are certainly very rare, even in Markham/Scarborough dim sum places. In fact, I don't think I've seen one in a few years.

      2. In Markham, there are lots of Chinese bakeries, some of them within supermarkets eg T & T at Warden, N or Steeles or Oriental Supermarket at Denison and Kennedy has a pretty good (and cheap bakery) that sells steamed buns with different fillings eg BBQ pork, Shanghainese style, pork & veg and some others. One of these has hard boiled egg in it, maybe the Cantonese buns, if memory serves me right.

        1. If you're near McCowan and Finch (Woodside Mall), there are two or three Chinese bakeries that offer a variety of steamed buns.

          If you're willing to venture downtown to Dundas St, my (Chinese) wife swears by "Kim Moon Bakery".

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          1. re: KevinB

            The buns at the bakeries at Woodside are baked, not steamed. There is a dimsum shop inside Market Village (Kennedy/Steeles) that sells big fresh hot steamed buns.

            1. re: Guzzler

              the dimsum shop in market village has steamed buns with bbq pork, chicken, or sweet lotus baste. no pork and leek like the t&t ones.

          2. I love these buns, I usually buy 6 and eat them throughout the week. Best place to find these would be Tung Hing Bakery. There are 2 locations in Chinatown east, one at 674 Gerrard St east and 349 1/2 Broadview ave. They usually have 2 types of steamed buns, the bigger ones are what you're looking for.

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            Tung Hing
            674 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M, CA

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            1. re: squingy

              Agreed, I get mine at the Broadview location, and a couple other bakeries near there also sell them.

              1. re: squingy

                I'm a big fan of Tung Hing's "big buns" (hmmm...dunno if i like the sound of that now that i've written it). Lots of juicy ground pork, sweetly translucent onion, chinese mushroom and sweet sausage, and the hard-boiled egg, natch! I really enjoy the fact that every bite tastes completely different yet works with all the other flavours that precede and follow...had one yesterday and it was very tasty...not bad for $1.20

              2. There's also Traditional Chinese Buns, at 536 Dundas West (at Kensington).
                http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/2002...

                1. I still like the Yung Sing Bakery on Baldwin, north side near McCaul. Busy at lunch time (lots of hospital workers) and cheap. Lots of variety.

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                  1. re: Helina

                    Yeah Yung Sing is a local fav... but they don't serve steamed buns. They serve baked buns... if you go try the curry beef, an egg tart, and a Chinese tea... total price $2!

                    For STEAMED BUNS... I head over to Yiu Wah (aka Golden Mile on the 3rd Floor). Steamed buns filled with bbq pork and the ones filled with egg milk (kind like cake batter mmm). I haven't seen Chinese Sausage ones, but maybe they have em... It is a sit down cart dim sum spot (inexpensive but good value & tasty, not amazing like lah wah heen). I am sure they would oblige and serve you some steamed buns to take out (I would skip those chinese treat shops, ech). I think these are exactly what you are looking for.

                    Haven't been to Chinese Traditional Bun... so can't comment...

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                    Yung Sing Pastry
                    22 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

                    Yiu Wah
                    421 Dundas W, Toronto, ON M5T1G6, CA

                  2. The big Chinese supermarkets have them.. they also have frozen ones avaliable which you can Mircowave or steam at home. However, T & T does have more choices for u to choose from either fresh or frozen.

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                    1. re: huiel

                      Furama Cake and Desserts Garden
                      248 Spadina Ave.
                      Toronto, ON
                      416 504-5709

                    2. Any bakery store that sell these buns around Mississauga (near the airport)? or any store would deliver all the way to Mississauga?

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                      1. re: kamhafung

                        The bakery in the Dixie Park Mall (Dixie & Eastgate) has them - right across from the most excellent food court. They have both the sweet and savory ones. Was just there today and stocked up. 6/$2

                      2. Are you sure you're looking for Chinese steamed buns?...what you described sounds like a Vietnamese steamed bun called Banh Bao. They have ground pork, chinese sausage and quail eggs in them. Fresh ones can be found at Banh Mi Che Cali and Nguyen Huong in Chinatown. There's also a Nguyen Houng store on Steeles and Middlefield in the same plaza as T&T, but they get theirs shipped in from the Chinatown location.

                        1. There is a supermarket at Alton Towers, McCowan one light south of Steeles, where my folks got the most huge-mongous buns I've ever seen. The ones they got had an egg, meat, were a little sweet. The name of the store is, ?Taiko?.