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Nov 6, 2010 08:47 AM

Crispy Snow Buns (from Elite) Recipe

My friend absolutely adores the cripsy snow buns at Elite Restaurant and I've been trying to find a recipe for it for some time. However, don't know where to look or even begin.

Does anyone know where I can find a recipe for these? If you know the Chinese name, this may also help!


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  1. It sounds intriguing, but I have no idea. Maybe if you described it, it might jog someone's memory?

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    1. re: ursy_ten

      They're individual fluffy sweet breads filled with an almond paste. I believe they're baked.

    2. Perhaps you're talking about #23 on their dim sum menu... 杏汁雪山飽 (literally something like "Apricot juice Snow Mountain bun")?

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      1. re: will47

        No, it's number 30. "Crispy Snow Bun".

        1. re: kerbear04

          I totally had to google this, and I think will47 is talking about the correct dish, though the spelling seems to vary. 杏汁雪山包

          Do they look like this:

          Hopefully this helps!

          1. re: gwendolynmarie

            I had to google it too and I think it's the same as yours. This is what I got:

            1. re: gwendolynmarie

              That's what's the recipe?
              Is "snow bun" the English name for them?
              Because I notice at Elite's neighbor NBC Seafood they also call it a snow bun.