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Fresh plain Chinese Bao (aka bread for 'Gua Bao') Downtown

happycamper Aug 12, 2012 02:56 PM

I am looking for plain, chinese steamed bunssimilar to the ones used at Bahn Mi Boys for their 'bao's'. Chinatown locations would be most ideal.

Thank you

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    warlock Aug 13, 2012 05:58 AM

    You wont find the same shaped bao to make the sandwich a la Bahn Mi Boys....you can buy ready mix flour (available any Chinatown Asian grocery store ) and then shape it accordingly
    or follow Momofuku's recipe here

    http://peacefultable.blogspot.com/201...

    1. sweetie Aug 13, 2012 06:49 AM

      They sell frozen ones in most Chinese grocery stores.

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        warlock Aug 13, 2012 07:04 AM

        I think the OP is looking for the ones that can be split and stuffed like a pocket sandwich..the ones I have seen in the frozen section are not designed for that purpose....

        These are the ones we see in the frozen section
        http://www.lulusoso.com/upload/20120310/frozen_steamed_bun.jpg

        OP is looking for these ones

        http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4...

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          youdonut Aug 13, 2012 09:45 AM

          those look like the coco buns you get at the Jamaican patti shops.

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            warlock Aug 13, 2012 11:59 AM

            youdonut....Totally different ...oranges and apples...

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