Looking for baked bbq pork buns like Golden Gate Bakery in San Francisco
Just came back from San Francisco and had the best baked bbq pork buns ever! Good not too sweet bun with a good bun to meat ratio. Meat was good and not too fatty or gristly (and more importantly, not that nasty bright pink color). Is there anywhere in Chinatown, or the San Gabriel Valley that you would recommend? I've searched the boards and many of the recommendations are a little dated. Any suggestions are much appreciated!
In my estimation if there is one thing the Empress Pavillion does right it is their dim sum. Both the baked and the steamed pork buns are as close to San Francisco as I have been able to find. If you go I would also highly recommend their baked chicken bus. A great ratio of filling to bun.
Empress Pavilion Restaurant
988 N Hill St # 201, Los Angeles, CA
Family Pastry in Chinatown.
They're meaty and one can make a meal. The meat is good, no fat, but there's that slight pink tone you speak of. Don't be surprised if they're better than Golden Gate.
65 cents each.
Open 7 days 7am-5:30pm
715 N Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(across the street from CBS Seafood)