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May 14, 2010 07:30 AM

Garden Bakery?

Does anyone know what happened to Garden Bakery in Richardson? We had dinner at Jeng Chi last night and were going to stop at Garden Bakery to pick up sweets for this morning - but the store front is completely empty. Hopefully the business is just moving to a new location?

Jeng Chi Restaurant
400 N Greenville Ave Ste 19, Richardson, TX 75081

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  1. haven't been in a while, but I didn't realize they were open that late. I usually go by in the mornings. I can try to stop by Saturday morning if I remember...was the only place in town to get good char siu bao.

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    1. re: luniz

      Garden Bakery, next to First Chinese right? They're moving across the street (on Greenville) to that strip with the green roof.

      1. re: air

        Fantastic! Very good news! As luniz said, Garden Bakery has fantastic char siu bao.

        1. re: alankp

          Was surprised to read someone saying they had fantastic char siu baos.

          Just got back from visiting my aunt. Her son picked up some of Garden Bakery's char siu baos to bring home to her on his last visit down here. My aunt said they were "lousy" and told me not to get them anymore.

      2. The char siu bao being discussed right now is steamed, so I'm curious: has anyone tried baked char siu bao at the bakeries nearby the Asian groceries (Asia World, Tian Tian, etc) and if so, how is it? Just pondering if there's a good one around DFW, outside of a dim sum setting.

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        1. re: air

          the ones that I'm thinking of are baked, not steamed. They are basically the only place in town that has them baked and not the steamed type that you find at dim sum places, which don't do much for me.

          1. re: luniz

            Some dim sum places do serve them both ways, but haven't seen that done around town.

            Anyway was confused because side dish blog had talked about steamed ones from this bakery, so figured that's what was going on. whoops.

            mahalan, which ones were the auntie not so fond of?

            1. re: air

              If they were take out and steamed, I probably would not care for them either. Steamed buns have a short shelf life.

              1. re: air

                The char siu bao's were the ones she said were "horrible". She didn't like the filling at all which I found surprising given the number of places in Richardson that do a very good job with char siu (which isn't that difficult to begin with).

                1. re: mahalan

                  So do you agree that they're horrible?

                  1. re: mahalan

                    Other than FCBBQ, what places in Richardson do you like for char siu?