Everything is self-service here, so head to the massive bamboo boxes, open the lids, and look among the dim sum for the char siu bao. If you can’t find them, yell (politely) for the cook to steam some right away. Quick, cheap and very tasty, this place is a great spot for takeout.
Up there with siu mai and har gow as one of the must-orders any time you’re having yum cha, char siu bao are a classic of Cantonese cuisine. Whether it’s the traditional fluffy, steamed variety or crisp, baked type, the sweat meaty filling is irresistible. Everyone has their favourite but here are seven of the absolute best char siu bao in Hong Kong. If you disagree, let us know in the comments.
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