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Looking For Pineapple Custard Buns with Crushed Pineapple Pieces

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Growing up, when there weren't so many Chinese supermarkets and bakeries outside of Chinatown, I remember having to go downtown to the Broadview and Gerrard area with my parents every weekend for weekly grocery shopping. And every week my mom would go to Phoenix Bakery to pick up some pineapple buns filled with custard. This custard also had crushed pineapple pieces mixed in.

The last few months, I have been craving these exact pineapple buns. Just this last weekend, I made a trip to the Phoenix bakery on Gerrard, to see if its the same Phoenix and if they sold these pineapple buns that i'm craving. The buns didn't look the same as I remember, and they certainly didn't taste the same either. And worst of all, no crushed pineapple in the filling.

Does anyone know where I can find pineapple buns that are filled with crushed pineapple custard?

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  1. Hi Princess Stress. Hong Kong Island definately has a few different pinapple buns. I can't remember if they have the pinapple custard you are craving. BUT, their pastries are the best in Chinatown. I am going to be doing a separate post on this place because it is truly amazing. You will not be dissappointed. Promise.

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    1. re: food face

      Thanks food face! I'll make a trip on Saturday after class to see what they have to offer in terms of pineapple buns.

      I should have also mentioned that my search is not just limited to Chinatown. I'm willing to drive around town to any bakery that has the buns i'm looking for :)

      1. re: food face

        I went to Hong Kong Island Bakery this past Saturday to see if they have the pineapple buns i'm looking for. Unfortunately they don't. I did pickup a few buns there just to try. They were pretty tasty.

        The search continues....

        1. re: PrincessStress

          Awww, I'm sorry HK Island didn't have your faves. That sucks. Phew, I'm happy at least you enjoyed some of the bakeries stuff. I really love that place. Good luck on your search!

      2. I *think* Lucullus has the type of buns you're looking for. It's worth giving them a call, or just making the trip because there are so many other delicious things to get there, including the best baked bbq pork buns in the GTA and awesome egg tarts.

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        1. re: TorontoJo

          Thanks TorontoJo, I don't know why I didn't think of them. They're actually much more convenient for me to get to as well. I'll update as soon as I get a chance to check them out.