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ISO: Chinese White Plain Buns (YEG)

foodkarma Aug 1, 2011 11:36 PM

I'm making Pork Belly buns and looking for a specific type of chinese white buns - flatter and folds over like a taco shell. I've only seen the round (mantou) type here and wondering if any hounds know where to find these in Edmonton.

Attached a photo to illustrate the buns.

  1. anonymoose Aug 4, 2011 10:12 PM

    I have only ever seen those kinds of buns on TV shows from the states and never in Edmonton. If you want to try making your own, the Momofuku cookbook has a recipe for those exact style of buns.

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    1. re: anonymoose
      foodkarma Aug 4, 2011 10:26 PM

      Thanks Anon - *sigh* kind of confirms my own experience... I've seen them in Van but not in Calgary or Edmonton... and def all over the States. I even asked the ladies at the Taiwan Pavillion at Heritage Fest as they carried it there for "Taiwanese Hamburgers" and they assured me you can only get it once a year... at their Heritage Fest stand.

      I'm too lazy to make them... guess I'll buy the round ones and slice them in half.

      1. re: foodkarma
        clouie Aug 5, 2011 09:38 AM

        I found them -they are kept in the frozen section in a Korean store in a Korean strip mall on 10Ave. The strip mall is next to Community Foods.

        1. re: clouie
          foodkarma Aug 6, 2011 12:59 AM

          You mean Arirang in Calgary? I was posting to Edmonton but thanks, it's still good to know there may be some in AB - I'll go to Arirang next time I'm in Calgary.

          1. re: foodkarma
            taiphun Aug 15, 2011 11:53 AM

            Mmm... those look exactly like the "gua bao" we had at Facing East in Bellevue, WA.

            Almost looks like you took the picture right off of my phone.

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      kuench Feb 26, 2012 05:07 PM

      Don't know where to buy these, but it's probably a generic white steamed bun recipe.


      1. anonymoose Apr 5, 2012 05:23 PM

        I found your buns! Lucky Supermarket in the frozen food section. Don't know about downtown, but they were there in the north location.

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