Maxim’s Bakery – Fraser

While returning home from a recent conference in Boston, I stopped by the Maxim’s Bakery on Fraser Street to grab some food. The latter is a Chinese/Asian bakery with several locations throughout Greater Vancouver. I’ve previously visited their location on Victoria Drive. While I was tempted by their sliced cakes, I was still carrying my luggage and thought it was going to be difficult to carry a box of cakes without wrecking them. Instead, I ended up getting their Chicken Steamed Bun, Mango Cake, Pineapple Taro Bun, Pineapple BBQ Pork Bun, Coconut Cream Bun, and Lotus Paste & Egg Yolk Pastry. I cannot remember the exact prices of the food, except that they’re all priced at around $1.5 to $2.

Chicken Steamed Bun


3/5
The bun did have a nice texture that was fluffy and slightly chewy. There was a fair amount of filling, which had quite a bit of vegetables mixed into it to provide texture; I wasn’t keen on its flavour, however.

Mango Triangle Cake


4/5
This consisted of layers of mango-flavoured sponge cake sandwiching a cream filling. The cake was light and fluffy, and not overly dry. It had a nice flavour of mango. The cream was sweet and sightly bit salty.

Pineapple Taro Bun


4/5
The bun itself was quite fluffy and soft. It had a wonderful, crispy topping that’s slightly bit crunchy. There was a good amount of taro paste inside, which was creamy and mildly sweet.

Pineapple BBQ Pork Bun


3.5/5
This is similar to the taro bun, but with BBQ pork instead of taro. The filling is a tad bit stingy in this case. The pork was quite tender and flavourful.

Coconut Cream Bun


3.5/5
The bun was soft and fluffy. I quite enjoyed the cream inside, which had a great hint of saltiness, although it was a tad greasy.

Lotus Paste & Egg Yolk Pastry


4/5
This is very similar to a mooncake. I really enjoyed the lotus paste inside, which was sweet and creamy. The egg yolk was salty, and provided a nice bit of oiliness. I also quite enjoyed the surrounding pastry, which was flaky.

I enjoyed my latest visit to Maxim’s Bakery. The food wasn’t mindblowing, but still solid. All in all, this is a good bakery that’s worth visiting.

Summary:
Food: 3.5/5
Price: 4/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 4/5
Recommendations: Mango Cake, Pineapple Taro Bun, Lotus Paste & Egg Yolk Pastry
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