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Chinese steamed buns

Koasch May 14, 2011 02:51 PM

Where can I buy Chinese steamed buns in the LA area? Looking for plain buns to use with David Chang recipe from Momofuku pork buns.

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    bulavinaka RE: Koasch May 14, 2011 03:13 PM

    I know this query has been raised before, but while I don't recall seeing those in the Chinese bakeries, I have seen them in the refrigerated section of the Chinese supers like 99 Ranch. I can't vouch for how supple they will be as I'm imagining the pillowy steaminess of those buns encasing the unctuous pork, cucs, scallions and hoisin sauce. Go with the Persian cucs that have become very common in the markets nowadays.

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    1. re: bulavinaka
      Koasch RE: bulavinaka May 14, 2011 03:58 PM

      Your description "pillowy steaminess..." makes me want to run out this sec. Thanks for the help.

    2. JackonCrack RE: Koasch May 15, 2011 12:48 PM

      I know this is going to sound weird but the ready-made biscuit dough in a tube works really well for this. I KNOW. But... it does.

      1. Peripatetic RE: Koasch May 15, 2011 03:52 PM

        Here's a previous thread on this topic:

        - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/711776

        There have been some other threads about searching for dishes similar to Momofuku's pork buns at local restaurants:

        - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/718852
        - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/734406

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        1. re: Peripatetic
          Galen RE: Peripatetic May 15, 2011 04:11 PM

          Family Pastry's chicken buns has real pillowy dough. Don't know if they make a plain bun.

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