Best Bite of the Week: 80 Cent Pork Buns at Ying Du Bakery on 38th Street off 8th Ave

Date April 30, 2010

Ying Du Pork Bun -

Airy, egg-glazed buns filled with tiny chunks of sweet roast pork for just 80 cents 90 cents each? In Midtown?? How can you go wrong? Well, Ying Du’s cleanliness isn’t exactly confidence-instilling (it’s been DOH’d several times), but what can you expect from a place pulled right out of Chinatown and placed mere blocks from Penn Station? This is a rare, red-centered gem in a city where it’s hard to find anything worth eating under $1, especially above Canal Street.

Ying Du Bakery 273 W 38th St. b/t 7th & 8th St. New York, NY 10018 212-575-6978