Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Future of the Best Pinapple Buns at Risk?

Manna House Bakery, my favorite spot for pineapple buns (菠蘿包), was reported by Grub Street to have lost its lease on Grand St., NYC. These buns are Chinese breads with a sweet crunchy topping of sugar and egg. Despite its name, there's no pineapple involved. It is the scoring by the knife that creates the look of a pineapple exterior - some bakeries do it, some don't (Manna House belongs to the latter camp).

Ah, the days when I used to run down just around the corner to the bakery to get some warm, freshly baked pineapple buns in the morning. Thankfully, they still have 2 other stores, the nearest being a block away on Mott St. Let's hope they won't go anywhere.

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