Best place for Nan Gua Bing
- ken ivorous Apr 23, 2009 02:48 AM
on my too-short trip to vancouver i was only able to sample nan gua (jian) bing from a couple of places. just wondering if i missed better renditions elsewhere.
nan gua bing (mandarin), or naam gua beng (cantonese) are those pan-fried, red-bean-paste-filled, orange colored discs about the diameter of your finger. found in shanghai- or northern-focused places.
i had them at shanghai shanghai in richmond at aberdeen center's food court stall #3010. they were very very good.
i also had them at shanghai wonderful restaurant in richmond. they may have been called nan gua yuan or something like that at this place, because they were ball-shaped. they were good but significantly inferior to the shanghai shanghai stall - and more expensive too.
does anyone know of any stands, food courts, restaurants, etc. that make these particularly well? (and also for sheng jian bao if you happen to know) thanks for the help!
Chen's Shanghai in Richmond makes a very good Shen Jian Bao. I have not tried them at Peaceful, but I believe they call them Huang Jing Bao.
(I had to Google it to find an image) I've never tried these...I have had similar red bean paste discs, but not this particular type. I'll be on the lookout.
Lin's makes a good shen jian bao too. I've never had it at Wang's at Crystal Mall, but I bet it is good.
re: gourmet wife
thanks! btw i did get to try the sheng jian bao at the food court and i thought they were quite good .. except for the part where i spilled vinegar all over my pants.
i would imagine that peaceful, as pointed out by kirkj, would do an outstanding job based on how good the xinjiang style yang rou with flat bread was when i tried it (mmm, and the cat ear noodles too).
i had the cat ear in october or november 2008. wow if the cat ears are the worst ones on they do, then i'm very very impressed; i thought they were chao'ed really nicely. can't wait to come back and have everything there.
sorry i haven't done my homework yet, but i'm curious how many main chefs do they have at peaceful? do they have, say, 1 for chao, 1 for mian & baozi, etc? do you happen to know about the chefs' names? i apologize if this has already been talked about - please let know if it has and i'll go dig for it. thanks in advance