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baked Char Siu Bao in flushing/ elmhurst

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any good suggestions in these areas?

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  1. were you just reading this thread in the Manhattan board and got inspired? Cuz I did!
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/582848

    it's been awhile since I did a serious survey of charsiu buns though. all I can say is, I recently had some non charsiu buns at Carnation Bakery on Kissena and I'm sure their buns could meet a challenge. or at least if you went there, you could have some non-char-siu buns, and have some pineapple buns instead:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7338...

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    Carnation Bakery
    46-05 Kissena Blvd, Queens, NY 11355

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    1. re: bigjeff

      I am almost sure that there is no pineapple in a pineapple bun, but beyond that--what are they?
      Chinese bakeries are a total mystery to me. Willing to learn, though!

      1. re: erica

        It's called a pineapple bun because the appearance. The bun itself is basically the same as a baked roast pork bun, but the top is coated with - I think - a mix of flour, sugar, egg and milk, so that it has a flaky appearance, somewhat like a pineapple. They come unfilled, or filled with custard, though in Chinese at least, they have different names. The unfilled is called bor lor bao, while the custard filled is called gayam bao. They're good and cost less then a buck. Try one next time you see one.

    2. Try the bakery in NY supermarket in Elmhurst. The char siu bao's there are really good when fresh out of the oven. Best in Elmhurst at least.