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Sep 24, 2007 12:57 AM

nai wong bao in los angeles?

heya folks

wow i havent been on chowhound since it was a simple no-frills text based message board.

it's all fancy-fied now. sweet.

anyway im just back from china and im on a search for these yummy steamed buns with the yolky looking stuff in the middle, im told it's called Nai Wong Bao.

Any help is greatly appreciated..


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  1. You will need to go to dim sum places:

    Sea Harbour on Rosemead
    Capital Seafood on Atlantic (either eat in or in the take out)
    Yum Cha Cafe on San Gabriel Blvd

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    1. re: WHills

      I thought Sea Harbour only had that salty duck egg version. That's the only reason I didn't like going to Sea Harbour. Did they change this recently?

      I recall I thought the ones at Elite Restaurant were decent. Was there a couple of months ago.

    2. I know them as "lai wong bao" (奶皇包 but with a HK accent). They're often called "cream bao" or "yellow custard bao" here.

      Any dim sum house will make a takeaway for you of them -- try MHL (Garvey just barely east of Garfield), Yum Cha Cafe (Atlantic Blvd next to Shun Fat market, or inside the HK Super Store at Valley and San Gabriel Blvds.), any takeaway department of a dim sum house (888, NBC, Seafood Paradise, etc., etc.), or BBQ Unlimited (Sherman Way in North Hollywood or Melrose near the 101).

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      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        Yeah, and if you wait until Wednesday you can have all the mooncakes you'll every want filled with "lai wong" (or "lai oong") at 50% of retail price.

        1. re: Das Ubergeek

          How is BBQ unlimited?

          What about that Frenchish bakery in teh Galleria market in Northridge? Tou le Jour or something?

          1. re: Diana

            Housekeeping could be better but it, along with Sam Woo, is the most authentic Cantonese place in the SFV. I really love their asparagus beef.

        2. Just about any dim sum place will have them, and they'll understand both "nai wong bao" or "lai wong bao." I have some dim sum places listed here: