Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Round Buns From The Bakery

I absolutely had to name my blog post the way I did. I mean, look at the picture on your left.... I placed this BBQ Pork Bun smack in the middle of a white round plate...and just look at it. It's picture perfect, like a perfectly cracked egg. Let me tell you,  when I first saw that bun I wanted to pet it. Yes, you read correctly. I WANTED TO PET IT. Why? Because it looks sooooo smooth! I wanted to run my finger across the top of it because it's so smooth,  round, and so perfect...so perfect that it doesn't even look real (actually, I have the tendency to want to do the same thing when I see a perfectly shaped Filet-o-Fish bun from McDonalds). Am I the weird? Am I the only person on earth that has this urge? If so, I apologize in advance. Please don't judge me.

I know most of you may not care for buns from Chinese bakeries, but I had to get these. Not only because they were round, big, and cost like 80 cents for one (and no tax when you buy six!), but  there were some new variations of old favorites that made me go "OMG!", and some completely new ones that made me go "Huh?"and "Really?".  So being Chinese, I bought six although I had no intention of eating all six (I only had one, and left the rest for my boyfriend). I actually just wanted to take pretty pictures of them (I threw out the plastic wrap for each just so I can take the pictures...bye bye freshness!)

See? All soooo round (except the middle one)

Green Tea Bun: This is the one that made me go "Huh?" 

Although I doubt there there's any actual green tea on or in this
entire bun, I would still eat it! Oh yeah, and
 cheers to food coloring!

Mango Cheese Bun: This one made me go "Really?" because this
combo sounds weird. But I'm open to trying new things! I love mango,
and I love cheese. So can't go wrong, right? Just hope my boyfriend
didn't eat it yet.

Pineapple Bun: One of my all-time favorites! This bun actually does
not contain any pineapples at all (and its supposed to be that way)

BBQ Pork Bun: Although this is very round and I wanted to pet it
(haha), I admit that it is not the most exciting looking bun.

Chocolate Pineapple Bun: My first reaction was "OMG!". Pineapple
buns are already one of my all-time favorites, but to see chocolate
and chocolate chips on it?! This was obviously the one I ate =) It was
pretty good too! The chocolate wasn't too sweet or overpowering - I still
felt like I was eating a Chinese bun and not a chocolate dip donut. Definitely
a good spin a traditional favorite.

Not sure if you noticed but I only took pictures of five buns. The sixth one is a Curry Chicken Bun, which looks exactly the same as the BBQ Pork Bun besides having some green herby stuff on it. So again, not too exciting. 

I was actually surprised to see that this bakery I went to did not have those Coconut Buns (or "Chicken Tail Buns" in Chinglish). Those are classic!