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TOjWo Aug 29, 2010 02:12 PM

Hey Chowhounds!

I'm hosting a 60th birthday for my dad and am wondering if anyone knows where to order shou tao, those peach-shaped, pink-decorated steamed buns filled with a sweet paste.

I found some small, frozen ones at T&T, but if there's a place where I can get them fresh, I think those would probably taste better.

Downtown Chinatown would be best, but Scarborough (Midland and Sheppard area) is a possibility too, b/c that's where we're picking up the food on the day of.

Thanks for any help you can offer!

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    Zengarden Aug 29, 2010 02:28 PM

    Have you considered going to a favourite Chinese bakery and asking them to prepare them? I too have seen them at T&T but I know that my aunt ordered them from a local Chinese bakery (not certain as to which one) and brought them to the restaurant.

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      TOjWo Sep 1, 2010 10:06 AM

      Huh! I never considered that, silly me. Hmm. Do you know if your aunt ordered from downtown TO Chinatown? I haven't been in awhile, the two bakeries I can think of there are the one on Dundas (north side), just east of Spadina, and Kim Moon, way further down.

      Any other suggestions?

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        gegtik Sep 3, 2010 11:04 AM

        There are many bakeries in the area:
        Hong Kong Island Bakery (my favourite around here) @ spadina+st andrew
        Ding Dong Pastries @ spadina+st andrew
        Furama @ spadina+one block south of dundas
        Kim Moon @ dundas+one block east of spadina

        I feel like I'm missing one other bakery on dundas quite near kim moon with a name like "queen" or "princess"

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          Zengarden Sep 3, 2010 11:35 AM

          Queen Bakery isn't to my tastes but yes, it is just west of Kim Moon.

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      Zengarden Sep 2, 2010 09:42 AM

      I'm sorry but I don't know which bakery she would have orderd these from. These aren't difficult to do. I would just find a bakery closest to where you plan to be on the day of the celebration.

      Good luck.

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