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Aug 1, 2011 11:36 PM

ISO: Chinese White Plain Buns (YEG)

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.

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  1. 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

      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

        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

          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

            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.

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

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