This kong bak bao 扣肉包 (soy-sauce braised pork belly bun) look-alike is rather hefty. I thought it would be very tasty, but the flavor of the pork belly was surprisingly muted. It tasted nothing like kong bak bao.
Sandwiched together with the meat was a slice of steamed yam. The entire bun was rather dry.
I have very fond memories of this item at Crystal Jade Dining IN. This takeaway version is about double the size of the dainty ones served in the restaurant.
Because of its bigger size, the dough skin was a lot thicker. The dough-to-custard ratio was also higher (meaning: less custard = not as satisfying). Also, it seems that the salted egg yolk custard here was grittier and not as smooth.
Don’t think I’ll be buying these takeaway buns again. The pork bun is too plain for our liking, whereas the custard bun is better enjoyed in its mini version at the restaurant.