Wednesday, October 27, 2010

chinese/bakery: i recommend ZHEN HAO CHI MANTOU DIAN

No. 159 Yanji St.
(02) 2711-4488

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.
(02) 2301-1082

No. 60-24, Xinyi Rd, Sec 4
(02) 2708-9432

No. 290, LinShing Rd,
(02) 2225-2921


my_private_jet said...

Wo ai mantou sooo much! Wish I could have one (or a bag of em!) right now :(

Nicholas said...

不一樣 (bu yi yang) mantou ftw... I like them better than these (just a heads up if you wanna try both)

LilyChen said...

Next time if you don't understand the Chinese sign, you could snap it and upload the photo in your post, I will try to translate for you. :-)

I like to eat mantou also, you can split it and put fried egg and some sauce inside, look like sandwich, and that's very yummy!
We Taiwanese always eat mantou sandwich as our breakfast. :-P

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joanh said...

my private jet: mantou in taipei is the best!! thanks for reading!

nicholas: mm, i'll have to look for them!

lilychen: thanks lily! i definitely need to work on my reading!

vincent: thanks for visiting! i don't have a lot of recipes here, but thanks for the offer.

Shiroi Neko said...

Very mouth watering food.

Tricia said...

So pleasing to the eyes and definitely pleasing to taste. Love it!