Cheap Eat of the Week: steamed custard buns from Kim Moon Bakery


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The sweet side of dim sum (Image: Gizelle Lau)

Growing up, my family’s dim sum ritual was a weekly one, reserved for weekends and Saturday mornings after piano lessons. Our favourite has always been steamed BBQ pork buns. We would order them with military-like precision.

It’s only been recently that I’ve begun to appreciate the sweeter side of life (and dim sum, which, of course, go hand-in-hand) with steamed custard buns: a sweeter steamed bun with an egg custard filling that’s not too dense, not too runny and sweet all the same. Take it as a Chinese play on a poached egg.

Sitting pretty at #18 of the dim sum menu at Kim Moon Bakery, three of these delicious buns can be had for just $1.80 any time of the day when you grab a table in the back or upstairs.

Kim Moon Bakery, 438 Dundas St. W., 416-977-1933

Gizelle Lau is a food/travel writer and photographer in Toronto who lives from one meal to the next. Her column, Cheap Eat of the Week, highlights dishes that costs $10 or less. Follow her on Twitter for your daily dose of food from in/around the city.

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