Book: Char Siu Bao Boy

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=kiddandbook-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=1879965194&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&lc1=0000FF&bc1=FFFFFF&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr&npa=1

Ode on a Chinese Bun
(with apologies to Keats)

Thou still untast’d bao of yumminess
Thou foster-child of dough and stuffing
What malleable form! What sweet aroma!
Steamed, baked, hot and cold

“Tasty is truth, truth tasty, -that is all
Ye know with one bite, and all ye need to know.”

Note: The “try different things” theme feels like an anvil, but this is a great book for introducing food from different cultures. And if, like mine, your household is (part) Chinese, this children’s book is a must-have.


If you’re in Chicago, Wow Bao in Water Tower is
fine for buns. But for the good stuff, head over to Chiu Quon Bakery on Argyle.

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