I browsed the bins of buns and asked for a siopao. They were just going in the oven and would be ready in 5 minutes. Oooooh.. fresh!! I was thrilled to wait.
Then .. I was disappointed to eat. I’m used to the soft chewy steamed siopao from New Town Bakery in Vancouver’s Chinatown. They are a sweet chewy ball of heaven and this one .. well, it wasn’t. The top was crispy, it became flattened when I tried to take a bite and it just wasn’t what I expected.
While this siopao in Calgary’s Chinatown was a disappointment, I am thrilled to have found the bakery. THey had sweet buns, and other steamed offerings I may just pop in and grab next time I’m need a snack.