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Aug 21, 2011 08:03 AM

Buying steamed buns

Where can I buy (chinese) steamed buns in Montreal? I'm trying to make my own Momofuku-style pork buns!

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  1. Try the frozen foods section of a Chinese supermarket. Mantou are pretty easy to find, but the folded over version used for gua bao can be a bit elusive. I saw some once at the store on Clark just south of La Gauchetière, but they weren't there, last time I went. You might have to get regular mantou and slice them open.

    If you don't want frozen, a lot of Chinese pastry shops sell fresh mantou, but most of the time they are already stuff with something. I would do the rounds on La Gauchetière. Something tells me the best place to look would be Jardin de Jade Poon Kai.

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    1. re: SnackHappy

      The buns I'm looking for are not mantou... I should have been more specific. Pictures of the buns are found here (a blog by someone who bought the Momofuku recipe book and made them all) : Help please!

      1. re: Eating this order

        Sorry. I thought the gua bao buns and the folded mantou were the same thing. I guess I'm of no help, then.

        Good luck with your search.

      1. re: FaStAeRo

        I went to Kim Phat and bought frozen plain mantou and just sliced them in half. Worked out great!