Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Family Pastry

Well regarded for their baked Char Sui Bao, these don't disappoint. About half the size of a shot put, the pillowy soft, slightly sweet bread encases a generous helping of Char Sui (BBQ Pork). The bun is an egg bread, slightly yellow with an egg wash on top. The bread itself is reminiscent of King's Hawaiian Sweet Bread. The inside is filled with a slightly sweet, moist and flavorful filling of BBQ pork. There is a little bit of fat to the pork, which adds to the flavor, but doesn't overwhelm the taste buds or mouth feel.

At 65 cents a piece, these are certainly a bargain. I've seen similar bao's for over a dollar a piece, which are smaller and with certainly less filling.

Family Pastry
715 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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