Sing Cheong Yuan BakeryDigest Step Up to the Plate
November 22, 2015
Story By: Abby Sadoy | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Char Siu Manapua ($1.65 each)
If authentically made Chinese goodies are what you crave, you’re in luck! You can find them right in the heart of Chinatown at Sing Cheong Yuan Bakery.
Since Mei and Wesley Fang opened the eatery in 2008, they have been offering everyone’s favorite fresh Asian treats. Due to popular demand, you may now try the bakery’s half-moon (95 cents each), which are made entirely out of soft dough and fresh ingredients.
Holding the reins as Sing Cheong Yuan‘s most popular item, Char Siu Manapua is another savory option to look forward to. It is presented steamed or baked, and is known for its delec-table filling, which stems from a recipe passed down from Mei’s father.
“Customers have told us it’s the best filling, even with the flavor of the meat,” she says. By using high-quality flour, the bakery is able to make the dough consistently moist to go along with the succulent yet lean meat and all its accompanying flavors.
Make a visit to Sing Cheong Yuan Bakery soon to rendezvous with some tasty char siu.
Sing Cheong Yuan Bakery
1027 Maunakea St., Chinatown
Daily, 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.