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Mar 21, 2012 05:36 AM

Best Chinese BAKED buns in GTA?

Now that the Yung Sing bakery has closed, I'm looking for great baked Chinese buns (not the steamed "bao" type). I'm most fond of the cha siu (BBQ pork) and curried beef fillings.

Does anyone have any recommendations where to find these?


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    1. AROMAZ is a little bakery run by the folks that own Dragon Dynasty that's in the same Chartwell mall (at Brimley & Huntingwood in Scarborough) and they have truly outstanding Char Siu buns, as well as tiny macaroon-coconut tarts, egg tarts & cream-filled coconut buns, but I've not tried the curry ones.

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      1. I like Kim Moon on Dundas St West, just east of Spadina. The bun is fine, nothing special, but I find they are much more generous with fillings than your standard "6 bun for $5" shops.

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        1. re: FrankD

          Is Kim Moon still open? Could be that I just missed it because I was distracted by the sign at Butterfly Bakery and went in there instead. My first visit here (last month) so we picked up some buns, fairly standard, not overly sweet and dough was a little more bread like if that makes any sense. Fillings seemed average. But it was busy. They have a bubble tea area and a hot table with quite a variety of dishes, including whole fish. Some seating at front and back of bakery/cafe.

        2. On this theme, does anyone know where to get good shaobing? Preferably a range of sweet and savoury.

          1. Thank you for your responses, everyone!