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
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
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
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
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
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
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.