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Steamed Chinese Bun

Girlfriend pregnant, craving the steamed pork/chicken buns we had in HK & Oz.....anyone know if these are available anywhere in Zurich??

Many thanks in advance.
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Old 23.06.2011, 13:59
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Girlfriend pregnant, craving the steamed pork/chicken buns we had in HK & Oz.....anyone know if these are available anywhere in Zurich??

Many thanks in advance.
Lien Hwa in Wiedikon - they have frozen ones and even fresh ones by the cashier.

The charsiew in the fresh buns arent of very good quality to be honest. Tastes very processed
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Re: Steamed Chinese Bun

Lian hua asian shop at the Bernianaplatz has it.
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and you'll get 15% discount if you go on a Saturday. Both shops in Wiedikon and at Berninaplatz do the same 15% off discount on Saturdays

If you don't want to travel that far, there is also an Asian grocery store inside Zurich Hb which sells frozen Chinese buns. Their price is slightly more expensive, but not muc more. It's kind of difficult to describe where the shop actually is inside Hb, but if you look at the Shopping map inside Hb, you can find it there.
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Re: Steamed Chinese Bun

Don't take the frozen ones... the fresh ones are better.

The one in Widikon is in the Birmensdorfer Strasse.
http://maps.google.ch/maps?q=chinesi...70834,8.522823
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anyone tried the new Chinese restaurant in Zurich HB? (I saw it was opening when I visited in April... has it opened yet?)
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Don't take the frozen ones... the fresh ones are better.
The selection of the fresh one is very very limited though. And, if you know how to make the frozen one properly (meaning definitely not with a microwave!), it is quite good. Most people back home (in Asia) gets frozen one and it is the same brand that they are selling here
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anyone tried the new Chinese restaurant in Zurich HB? (I saw it was opening when I visited in April... has it opened yet?)
Do you mean the one by the Limmat?
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Re: Steamed Chinese Bun

Dave in case you don't find good ones in the shops, i recommend you look into this recipe for Char Siew Bao It takes approx 30min to make them (ok maybe 1h if you're not into cooking) which could be faster than finding a shop, buying them and getting them home still warm
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Do you mean the one by the Limmat?
It is inside Zurich HB.. not sure whether it is by Limmat or not. It is quite a big restaruant saying opening soon.
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Re: Steamed Chinese Bun

The best dimsum place in Zurich I've tried so far is Restaurant Zen (Adliswil) on Saturdays. I think they have steamed Chinese buns as well. It's not cheap though, but if the craving is so strong...
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btw.. if you make your own bread.. it is not that different to steam bun.. I have made them at home but you do have to wait for it to proof.
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The best dimsum place in Zurich I've tried so far is Restaurant Zen (Adliswil) on Saturdays. I think they have steamed Chinese buns as well. It's not cheap though, but if the craving is so strong...
I would say that the ones from the Chinese grocery stores here are no worse than the ones from Zen... unfortunately.

You need to go to Germany or France for dim sum . London is of course better but further away, and then, Hong Kong or Taiwan are even better
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You need to go to Germany or France for dim sum . London is of course better but further away, and then, Hong Kong or Taiwan are even better
London, Brighton, Manchester, NY, Vancouver, Australia and definitely HK.. not sure about Taiwan.. (jk)
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London, Brighton, Manchester, NY, Vancouver, Australia and definitely HK.. not sure about Taiwan.. (jk)
lol... there is one place in Taipei which has now expanded to California! They are very well known for steamed dim sum/buns... especially well visited by the singers/actors/actresses and any tourists from HK

wondering when they'll have a shop in Europe
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Re: Steamed Chinese Bun

I miss NYC so much for the Dim Sum.

Actually i make the bun at home myself. so you can try to do it at home and i am sure it will taste much better than the frozen ones.
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The selection of the fresh one is very very limited though. And, if you know how to make the frozen one properly (meaning definitely not with a microwave!), it is quite good. Most people back home (in Asia) gets frozen one and it is the same brand that they are selling here
Hi Standardgirl,

I bought some of the frozen ones the other day as I was missing Hong Kong. I’ve never cooked cha siu boa, what’s the best way of doing it?

Thanks

LaurieHK
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Hi Standardgirl,

I bought some of the frozen ones the other day as I was missing Hong Kong. I’ve never cooked cha siu boa, what’s the best way of doing it?

Thanks

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Re: Steamed Chinese Bun

I can't remember whether I have filmed the making of bun or not, let me take a look or we can look for one on YouTube later on. It really is not that hard, if you make your own bread. Difference is you steam instead of bake. I make the chinese style bread as well with coconut etc in.. Just to be different..
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Most people back home (in Asia) gets frozen one and it is the same brand that they are selling here
People back home in Asia head straight for the dim-sum restaurants. Why get frozen ones when good fresh ones are easily available?

OP - another idea that I thought of is that you can call these Chinese restaurants and do a take-away or bring your girlfriend for dimsum on Sundays. Suan Long restuarants (go to their branch in Langstrasse), Zen in Aldiswil definitely do char siew buns.
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