Teochew Handmade Pau Stall @ Toa Payoh

My friends had been urging me to try the char siew bao(叉燒包) from Teochew Handmade Pau stall at Toa Payoh Lorong 1 market.  I don't really appreciate char siew bao(叉燒包)  so I didn't have the thought of trying it and on top of that, there is always a long queue, especially during weekends.  What I know from the look of the bao is that I can finish the small char siew bao(叉燒包)  in 2 bites and nothing special. 

One Sunday morning, I noticed that the queue was not so long at the stall, I decided to queue for the char siew bao(叉燒包) .  While queuing, I noticed there was a big steamer in the stall and the workers would put bao, chicken glutinous rice(糯米鸡),siew mai (烧卖) and other dim sums in to steam.  Many people were also buying boxes of baos.  The chicken glutinous rice(糯米鸡),  was cooked from scratch in an old fashion metal bowl which we seldom see nowadays.  I told myself  I must try the chicken glutinous rice.

The chicken glutinous rice(糯米鸡),  did not disappoint me.  It was savoury and the chicken was tender, though it was a bit on the oily side.  However, I felt healthier eating from the old fashion metal bowl then those from plastic containers.  My theory was that toxic from the plastic container would melt and mix with the food, although my friends laughed at me when I said that. 

The mini char siew bao and rou bao 肉包(meat bun), which cost 60 cents each, which was about half the size of my fist, was delicious.  The skin was thin and the char siew fillings was generous.  Char siew was savoury but yet sweet and the meat fillings were well marinated and moist. 

Char Siew Bao with delicious fillings

I would definitely buy the char siew bao and other dim sum again if the queue is not long.

My Ratings  :  3.5 /5
Address  :  Teochew Handmade Pau
                  Blk 127 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 Market (2nd floor)
Nearest MRT Station  :  Toa Payoh MRT Station
                                        Braddell MRT Station

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