You will often find an old man sitting at the end of the bakery bar folding the cardboard boxes. The line up at the glass counter will roll over all day long. The buns will come in and out of the back in huge bamboo steamers. It’s a veritable siopao factory, for good reason. New Town Bakery is world famous for their steamed buns, and I will always drop a few coins on the counter after waiting in line for the chewy, doughy, sweet, and savory treat.
Every now and again I get a craving for a siopao in Calgary, but despite working just a few blocks from Chinatown, I have yet to find one as good.
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