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Where to buy plain steamed buns?

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rubadubgdub Mar 29, 2012 02:11 PM

The ones you might use with peking duck but, in my case, I will fill with pork belly. I was in Oakland Chinatown this weekend and the ones at Delicious and Yuen Hop are too big (and look dubiously heavy). Will travel to SF if necessary.

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  1. RWCFoodie RE: rubadubgdub Mar 29, 2012 02:51 PM

    I remember years ago my Chinese friends used Bridgeford Bread to make their own...

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      hyperbowler RE: rubadubgdub Mar 29, 2012 03:25 PM

      Are you looking for fresh ones, or will frozen ones work?

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        rubadubgdub RE: hyperbowler Mar 29, 2012 03:35 PM

        Either as long as you think they are good. Just want to avoid having to make them.

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          yimster RE: rubadubgdub Mar 29, 2012 03:40 PM

          99Ranch should have some frozen ones. Or if you do not want to make them then buy the ready made and slice and split them into the size you want. Napolean has steam buns too.

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            hyperbowler RE: rubadubgdub Mar 29, 2012 03:41 PM

            Lots of tips here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/668751

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              rubadubgdub RE: hyperbowler Mar 29, 2012 03:46 PM

              Hey, thanks. Napoleon is fave bakery but the lines were long that day so I didn't look.

              Does anyone else feel like their CH search function works poorly? I never seem to get a hit for what I want but others find it easily. Or maybe I'm doing it wrong. . .

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                hyperbowler RE: rubadubgdub Mar 29, 2012 04:28 PM

                heh, I came across that link by googling "99 ranch flower buns" and seeing a Chowhound post

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          Mr_Happy RE: rubadubgdub Mar 29, 2012 05:21 PM

          I made pork belly buns a while ago and I think I got my frozen buns from orient market in oakland chinatown.

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            kcchan RE: rubadubgdub Mar 29, 2012 10:49 PM

            I've seen the plain folded buns (peking duck style) in the refrigerated case next to the noodles at 99 Ranch.

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