During my recent visit to Crepe & Cafe, I decided to check out I Hua Bakery, which was located just a few doors down. In spite of their name, they are actually more of a Chinese/Asian grocery shop, although they do also sell baked goods, dim sum, and apparently wonton soup as well. I had their Steamed Pork Bun, Steamed Chicken Bun, Custard Cream Bun, BBQ Pork Bun, Milk Powder Bun, and Red Bean Bun.
Steamed Pork Bun ($1.59):
The bun was a bit too hard and chewy for my liking. I also found the filling to be a little stingy. The meat was still tasty though, and was tender and juicy.
Steamed Chicken Bun ($1.59):
I had the same issues with this bun as I did with the steamed pork. The filling was still good though; I particularly enjoyed the vegetables, which provided a nice crunchy texture.
Custard Cream Bun ($1.49):
The bun had a strangely soft, almost cake-light texture. There was a great amount of custard filling inside however, which was creamy, sweet and had a really nice fragrance.
BBQ Pork Bun ($1.99):
The bun contained a fairly decent amount of pork inside, which was tender and had a nice bit of sweetness.
Milk Powder Bun ($1.75):
This contained a sweet, powdery paste. On this occasion, I found the filling to be a little stingy and not well distributed throughout the bun.
Red Bean Bun ($1.49):
This contained ribbons of red bean paste, which was sweet and creamy. There was a fairly good amount of filling distributed throughout.
I’m glad to have stopped by I Hua Bakery. Their baked goods weren’t the greatest, but still fairly good; the prices are very cheap. This isn’t the best bakery out there, but definitely still worth a visit for some very affordable food.