Wednesday, November 4, 2009

99 Cent Snack of the Day: Asian Market Pork Bun

In the wake of our present economic crisis, I have decided to do a series of posts (if I remember and don't get distracted) dedicated to locally available snacks that still cost under 1 dollar, if I can find them. I welcome any input from my loyal readership as to where I should search for such delicacies. Let me know if you can think of something I could try.

Me and the Wife were driving around today fairly aimlessly when we decided (as happens at least once every couple of weeks) to stop by the Asian Market on Central Ave, you know, the one by McNutt Ave. (chortle). My belly was grumbling a wee bit so I decided to indulge myself with a Steamed Pork Bun. I have been kind of beating the bao thing to death lately, I know, but they are my favorite morsel of the moment. So sorry.

The Asian Market buns are top notch, and only 99 cents! For a big, soft, steamy, pork filled pillow from heaven this is a steal. They have the perfect balance of dough to filling. There is at least 2 or 3 tablespoons of delicious, sweet/salty, red cooked pork in the middle of a ball of slightly sweet steamed dough.

You order them out of a steam case that stands right next to a goodly and righteous roasty meat case.

You can buy all of these crispy delights (duck, pork, ribs, etc...) by weight, also very reasonably priced. One more reason to love this market, sorry to beat a dead horse.

Hope to follow this up with some other sub-one-buck delights soon. Cheers.

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  1. I gotta say that I prefer the baked buns at the Asian Supermarket to the steamed ones.

    I'm working off an N of 2 at this point as I attempt to eat my way through the dim sum offerings, I'm eating broadly and not deeply.

    Just stay away from the fried taro root footballs. Actually I was dissapointed with the sesame balls too. Not that they weren't delicious, but they were so over the top oily, it was a bit frightening.

    Don't get me wrong. I love this place. It just takes a lot of work to hone in on one's favorite things.

  2. Are those homemade? We picked some up out of the freezer section of our Asian market for about that price. They were absolutely delicious.


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