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Apr 30, 2008 03:22 PM

Char Sui Sho, Anyone?

I know where to buy my char sui bao (Hong Kong Deli in Torrance) but I'd love to know where one can find Char Sui Sho pastries. These are the baked or fried crispy pastries filled with char sui (BBQ Pork). Does anyone know of any other Chinese Delis that make this pastry? I found it at the Ocean Seafood Restaurant and brought 2 dozen of these in their take-out store underneath the restaurant. Unfortunately, I can't get to the downtown area often enough to buy my "sho" there. Anyone know where to find these in the S. Bay area or in area around LAX? Please let me know if you do! Thanks!

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  1. Sea Empress Restaurant in Gardena will have them.
    1636 W Redondo Beach Blvd
    Gardena, CA 90247
    (310) 538-6868

    Sea Empress has a take out counter in the Marukai Pacific Market in the same shopping center.
    1620 Redondo Beach Blvd.

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    1. re: monku

      Thank you, Monku! I have been to Sea Empress three times but I have never seen the "sho" there. I must have missed the take-out counter there, too! I'll have to find it as I'd love to just go there and buy food to take home. I really appreciate your suggestion and just wanted to thank you for writing back!

      1. re: AnnieAmie

        I found them at the Sea Empress, Monku so thank you again for your suggestions.
        In case anyone else is interested in them, they are $2.86 for two and you can buy as many as you like. They were good, too! I picked up a dozen of them for my family. They're even good cold, right out of the refrigerator!
        Good stuff, Maynard!!!