Wednesday, October 27, 2010
chinese/bakery: i recommend ZHEN HAO CHI MANTOU DIAN
ZHEN HAO CHI MANTOU DIAN
or REALLY DELICIOUS MANTOU SHOP
No. 159 Yanji St.
MRT: SYS Memorial Hall
Kid friendliness: to go only, but lots of kid friendly eats
Visit reviewed: 9/30/2010
Nothing like a warm bun on a rainy day... or a whole bagful. At this tiny mantou shop on Yanji Street, not too far from Mei Kung Thai Restaurant, you can pick up pillowy, soft steamed buns in different flavors and sizes.
The larger ones run about NT$20 and are served warm, while a bag of these mini ones is NT$70, but served room temperature. The combo pack includes Chocolate and milk mantou and brown sugar and milk mantous which definitely are on the sweeter side.
I've never seen them swirled like this at other places, like on Lane 216, so I had to try them and since they were not sold individually, I got a pack. I liked the size and the flavor, but the sweetness left a slight aftertaste that the regular brown sugar mantou did not. I wish I knew what some of the other mantou flavors were, but the signs are only in Chinese and I could only guess from what was in the steamer and from my experiences with other places. The business card says they've been in business for over 60 years, so you know they are doing something right!
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No. 1, Zhonghua Rd, Guiyang St,
474 WanDa Rd.
No. 60-24, Xinyi Rd, Sec 4
No. 290, LinShing Rd,