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Jan 26, 2012 03:55 PM

Mini baked pork buns and egg custard tarts - where to buy for party at home

The only places I have seem mini baked pork buns and mini egg custard tarts is at dim sum (Ton Kiang, Yank Sing, City View, etc) Does anyone know of a bakery in SF that makes them in the min size?

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  1. Super Napoleon has mini pork buns. They don't have mini custard tarts but they do have mini custard buns and old wives' cakes. 5 for $1.30 or some ridiculous price like that. Excellent too.

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    1. re: rubadubgdub

      thanks!! i'm thinking of going there now to try them. what exactly are old wives' cakes?

      1. re: cubbee

        Candied wintermelon surrounded by a flaky dough. They look like flat shiny cakes. The pidgin pinyin might be: lao po bang.

        The custard tarts there are excellent too, just not mini. My true faves are the custard buns (bolo bao).

    2. You may be able to order them from your favorite Dim Sum House give them a call.

      1. TC Pastry on Irving has both

        TC Pastry
        2222 Irving St, San Francisco, CA

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        1. re: intomeat

          Here's my old rec for TC Pastry for a similar question, including a link to a scale photo of the bao.

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            Thanks Melanie. I'm going to check out TC Pastry tomorrow. Do you recall if there are onions in the pork buns? I don't like when they mix onions in with the pork.