NYC Baked Pork Buns: My Favorite is at Mei Li Wah Bakery and it Costs 80 cents

Date October 20, 2011

Mei Li Wah Baked Pork Bun

It’s not necessarily the best in Manhattan or the best in Chinatown. I don’t want to spark another comment section controversy as I did with soup dumplings. What Mei Li Wah Bakery does offer is my favorite baked pork bun. They seem perpetually fresh; I’m always handed the last bun on the tray and it’s always warm, airy and filled with a healthy amount of tender, sweet roast pork. Its egg wash makes it a traif challah roll; it would be a perfect security blanket for a defecting kosher eater. The familiar flavor of challah combined with the sinful decadence of swine. Rabbis beware.

Mei Li Wah Bakery 64 Bayard Street b/t Mott St and Elizabeth St New York, NY 10013 (212) 966-7866