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Jul 31, 2010 02:05 PM

Chinese fried bun

I'm looking for a chinese fried dough bun usually in the shape of a lotus flower; it is crispy on the outside and soft inside, it has no filling and is usually dipped in condensed milk. I'm not quite sure of the chinese name tiao? Where can I find this and how do I ask for it?
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  1. They serve those at Little Sheep as part of their dessert offerings. They're not great quality, but when they're still hot they can be pretty good. I haven't seen them anywhere else.

    Little Sheep
    50 Rue De La Gauchetiere W, Montreal, QC H2Z1C1, CA

    1. Also, are you sure those things are fried, because I always thought they were baked.

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      1. re: SnackHappy

        Well, they were crispy and a tad oily on the surface, that's why I presumed they were fried, but I could be wrong.

        1. re: hungryann

          they are fried, my mom use to make them when I was a kid.

          1. re: vanierstudent

            I stand corrected. Do you know what they're called? Because I don't think they're you tiao. Those are the long sticks of fried dough normally served for breakfast.

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      2. they care man tou...these are the fried version as opposed to the steamed version. i'm not sure where you might find them but you can check if the bakery across from Lai Jing (Boon Kai...the one wih the Chinese buffet) has them by chance.