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I had the most amazing warm coconut buns at a dim sum place in Chinatown...where can I get good coconut buns in Montreal??????

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  1. Patisserie Harmonie would probably be your best bet, at the corner of de la Gauchetiere and St. Urbain.

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    1. re: cherylmtl

      Harmonie may be the best Chinese pastry shop in town, but hey don't make coconut buns. The closest thing they have is coconut custard that is very good, but the filling isn't the same. Chow's used to make a great coconut bun, but we've stopped going there because the quality has really gone downhill.

    2. I bought some very good ones from Kim Phat on Jarry afew months ago. I don't know if they make their own or get them from elsewhere. Which dim sum place had such a good coconut bun?

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      1. re: hungryann

        Kam Fung is where I had the great cocnut buns.

      2. I haven't been in a while but the used to have good ones at the bakery next to Jade Garden/Poon Kai Buffet and at the Dobe and Andy Bakery below Kam Fung.

        1. Harmonie does make coconut buns and I've been buying them there for a while. I usually buy a pan of them with about 5 in a pan for $3.80. I prefer their smaller size to the individual ones. If Harmonie is out of them, my second choice to buy them is M M Legende across the street from the Jade Garden. These two places are for me the top two coconut buns in Chinatown.

          For me they're known as Guy Mee Bao... a bread type bun stuffed with an egg yolk-colored coconut filling.

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          1. re: JadeMyst

            I stand corrected. I've been to Harmonie many, many times and never once have I seen a coconut bun, only coconut custard. I'll keep an eye out next time I'm there.

          2. I like the ones they sell at the bakery store (different entrance) at the Chinese Buffet Restaurant on de la Gauchetiere.

            1. I second the motion - I had some a few weeks ago-mmmm, big, soft buns, not the kind that has a kind of toasty-hard crust on top and oblong-ish.

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              1. re: chilipepper

                You see, that's precisely what I don't like about the pastries at Jardin de Jade. They are too big and bready and too sweet for my taste. I thought Chow's had just the right level of sweetness and great dough, but we have had issues with freshness there so we've been going to Harmonie. The other day we bought coconut cream buns from Harmonie. It was the first time I saw them there. They were quite good.