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Cha sui bao in San Diego?

surfer1966 Sep 14, 2007 12:01 PM

Any suggestions on where to get good cha sui bao? I've tried them at Lucky Star, Jasmine, Emerald, and Hong Kong BBQ but haven't found a really good one yet. I use to go to Hong Kong Low in L.A. to stock up once a year but they went out of business.

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    Cathy RE: surfer1966 Sep 14, 2007 08:03 PM

    99Ranch. Breakfast.

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      buddha RE: surfer1966 Sep 16, 2007 05:56 PM

      Imperial Mandarin
      3904 Convoy St # 102
      San Diego, CA 92111
      (858) 292-1222

      Absolutely the best char siu bao in the city.

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      1. re: buddha
        surfer1966 RE: buddha Sep 17, 2007 02:34 PM

        I'll give them a try. I use to go there when they had the lunch buffet years ago. Thanks!

      2. kare_raisu RE: surfer1966 Sep 17, 2007 04:16 PM

        Bakery near Seoul Garden on Convoy

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          mliew RE: surfer1966 Sep 18, 2007 10:24 AM

          If you're looking for fresh then the baked Char Siu Bao at China Max for dim sum is pretty good. Not sure about the steamed ones though, I prefer baked myself so we almost never order the steamed ones.

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            surfer1966 RE: mliew Sep 18, 2007 02:17 PM

            I was looking for steamed ones but I like the baked ones too so I'll give them a try!

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              mliew RE: surfer1966 Sep 18, 2007 03:33 PM

              I'm sure their steamed CSB are also pretty good. Overall most of their dim sum is very good, especially by San Diego standards. Only thing I would not recommended ordering there during dim sum is their gai lan.

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                surfer1966 RE: mliew Sep 21, 2007 01:19 PM

                I stopped by China Max for lunch today. I liked the baked ones better than the steamed ones. They were both pretty good.

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                  surfer1966 RE: surfer1966 Oct 17, 2007 02:13 PM

                  I stopped by Imperial Mandarin this weekend and they have the best steamed cha sui bao I have found so far. Thanks for the suggestion!

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