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Jun 28, 2012 07:51 PM

Pork Buns, Duck Buns, Other buns: which places do you like for Buns

I love buns, especially pork buns. Besides Cha Siu Bao which I like at Hop Shing and next door to Happy Star(was Golden Carriage), I like the "other kind of buns". I like the pork buns at Momofuku, I like the pork buns and the spicy chicken buns at Ippudo. There used to be a Chinese place on Church and White that had good buns. Tonite I discovered Jum Mum on St Marks. They were out of duck buns, which looked awesome in their photo of them, I had the pork belly bun, it was on that same white folded bread ( like Momofuku et al) and it was delicious at $2.75. They have veggie buns, Bulgogi buns, chicken buns, and more. They have a deal, 3 buns for $6.99. I think this was a good find. I'm interested to hear of any other bun places. Thanks.

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  1. The folded kind is a he yeh bao aka lily pad bun most likely.

    Have you tried:
    Golden Steamer
    Lani Kai
    Bao Haus
    The Fun Buns truck

    5 Replies
    1. re: kathryn

      Ive only been to Wong and the Bao Haus, I never heard of the others,,i'll try to locate them on google. Thanks Which one is best?
      Peter: Ive been to Amazing 66, i didn't know they had duck buns,,i thought they serve the peking duck in moo shu pork wrappers ( tortilla like)

      1. re: foodwhisperer

        Search "amazing 66" and "peking duck buns" on google images and you'll see what I mean. They're delicious!

        1. re: foodwhisperer

          Fun Buns truck is by the Bian Dang folks. A new food truck.

          Lani Kai is the Hawaiian bar by Julie Reiner (Flatiron Lounge and Clover Club).

          Golden Steamer is in Chinatown and a favorite of Serious Eats.

          1. re: foodwhisperer

            The buns at Wong are worth seeking out. The buns are deep fried (with hardly any residual grease) and bursting at the seams with juicy, shredded duck meat. They are a beautiful thing.

            1. re: michelleats

              I will try those buns at Wong,,the thing I hate about Wong is so many dishes have fried eggs,,, i hate fried eggs

        2. Amazing 66 serves peking duck in buns though I think you'll need to order a whole duck.