After absolutely gorging myself at Dosa Factory the day before, I ended up waking the next day with a bit of a stomachache. It was one of the rare occasions where I actually didn’t want something greasy and heavy *gasp*. I decided to go to Deer Island Bakery, a Chinese-style bakery in Kerrisdale to get lunch. Although the shop is quite small, they have quite a large selection of baked goods. I picked up a Pineapple with B.B.Q. Pork Bun, a Pork Sung Roll, and a Chicken Pineapple Pie because yes, I consider three fair-sized buns to be a “light” meal.
Pineapple with B.B.Q. Pork Bun ($1.95):
The bun itself seemed quite fresh, and had a nice fluffy texture as well as a crispy, sweet top. The bbq pork filling had a nice sweet flavour (without being overwhelming so) and was quite tender. Unfortunately, I found them to be quite stingy with the filling and only about 1/4-1/3 of the bun contained filling.
Pork Sung Roll ($1.95):
This consisted of a folded bun sandwiching a filling of mayonnaise and pork floss. Once again the bun was soft and fluffy. The mayonnaise had a great creaminess that paired well with the savoury flavour from the pork floss.
Chicken Pineapple Pie ($1.60):
The pie contained chicken, some corn, and pieces of pineapple. I personally didn’t really care too much for the pineapple; they didn’t really bother me, but they didn’t add anything either. There was a pretty decent amount of chicken, which was quite tender. I quite liked the crust, which was tender and had a nice sweetness.
Based off of my relatively small sampling, I’ll say that while I wasn’t blown away by Deer Island Bakery, I didn’t find their food to be bad either. The prices are fair and in line with what you’d expect from Asian bakeries. While I do prefer other places like Maxim’s, this still isn’t a bad place to grab a few Chinese-style treats.