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STEAMED Char Siu Bao

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Altaira Jan 28, 2009 11:28 AM

Hounds, I am seriously addicted to char siu bao, the steamed variety. I can get them at dim sum places (I usually go to China Pearl) but for take out at bakeries....there only seems to be the baked variety. For some reason steamed gai bao is readily available, but not char siu bao. Anybody know of a source??

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    bakerboyz Jan 28, 2009 11:58 AM

    Why don't you just order take-out from one of the dim sum restaurants? If you are close to Allston, pick them up at Gitlo's.

    1. barleywino Jan 29, 2009 04:26 AM

      i assume you've tried Eldo and Hing SHing bakeries? I thought i saw them in there

      1. kobuta Jan 29, 2009 04:45 AM

        Yeah, a lot of bakeries may not have them for display, but often sell them, so it's worth asking, especially if you like their baked variety and the filling is to your liking.

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          letsallcook Jan 31, 2009 07:11 PM

          If you like baking, try making them yourself - see recipe on my blog http://recipes4mydaughters.blogspot.c...
          I keep a batch in the freezer, then microwave for a minute for a hot, fresh bao.

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