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Chinese fried bun

hungryann Jul 31, 2010 02:05 PM

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 ...you tiao? Where can I find this and how do I ask for it?
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  1. SnackHappy RE: hungryann Jul 31, 2010 02:22 PM

    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. SnackHappy RE: hungryann Jul 31, 2010 02:43 PM

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

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        hungryann RE: SnackHappy Jul 31, 2010 04:34 PM

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

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          vanierstudent RE: hungryann Jul 31, 2010 09:07 PM

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

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            SnackHappy RE: vanierstudent Jul 31, 2010 09:20 PM

            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. caramielle RE: hungryann Aug 1, 2010 11:22 AM

        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.

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