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Where to get good Nai Wong Bao?

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waxfondler Jun 19, 2009 11:34 PM

I love these steamed little goodies. Most Dim Sum places have these but im wondering which one has the BEST? Steamed or Baked... both will do! Please advise... thanks

  1. Das Ubergeek Jun 20, 2009 05:43 PM

    At Elite, they're liquid in the centre... So they run all over the bun. Mmmmm.

    I like them from BBQ Unlimited in NoHo and EHo, actually.

    You'll hear them called "lai wong bao" -- this is the HK accent.

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek
      SIMIHOUND Jun 21, 2009 04:50 PM

      When does BBQ Unlimited have Dim Sum? I don't see it listed in the menu choices but it is on the top of the menu. I am not sure how or why I have missed previous posts about them. I am thinking I need to go. My wife will be at ease knowing that Cantones foods are not spicy.

      1. re: SIMIHOUND
        Das Ubergeek Jun 21, 2009 05:59 PM

        The one in NoHo has a few selections up front at the register. Lai wong bao, cha siu bao, siu Mai, har gao, and yau ja gwai.

        Get beef with asparagus and salt and pepper squid.

        1. re: Das Ubergeek
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          yclops Jun 23, 2009 08:29 AM

          How are the har gow at BBQ Unlimited? I thought that their chashao bao and shaomai were pretty good, but didn't know they had har gow.

          Are they good-good? Or good-for-that-part-of-town-when-you-can't-drive-to-SGV-good?

          1. re: yclops
            Das Ubergeek Jun 23, 2009 08:59 AM

            Honestly, they're acceptable-if-you-happen-to-be-there-anyway good.

            I haven't been to BBQU since discovering the absolutely insane har gao at Elite, so my tastes may also have changed...

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      Cinnamon Jun 20, 2009 09:30 AM

      Here are some older recommendations:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/444136

      And you may also hear them called Lai Wong Bao, this says:
      http://www.laiwongbao.com/

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