Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Lotus Buns@ Redhill - WW

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Pretty mini Lotus Flower Buns (50 cents each) with lotus paste filling. These buns are really fluffy and soft and the lotus paste fillings are tasty. They are available only on the 1st and 15th of the lunar month. Customers usually order them for religious offerings.

Elderly stall owner uncle Jian Cheng, who handmakes these pretty buns with his wife, is a vegetarian. He has been selling a variety of yummy traditional dimsum at Redhill Food Centre for the past 30 years.

Uncle Jian Cheng worked in a bao factory when he was younger. When the factory folded, he lost his job so he rented this stall and started selling baos to hawkers for 20 cents and they in turn sold at a profit for 50 cents.

Uncle then started selling baos at his stall and added more varieties of dimsum. Uncle Jian Cheng is the first to make and sell lotus flower buns in Singapore but lately one hawker has claimed he's the creator of lotus flower buns in Singapore. That started a "Support Uncle Jian Cheng" group.

Jian Cheng Dim Sum,
Redhill Food Centre
85 Redhill Lane #01-21


18 comments:

  1. when famous alredy sure got people copy. what to do...

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    1. Uncle is not famous, he's just making a living. The other stall is claiming he's the creator so as to market his baos and make more profit.

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    1. You have been to Redhill hawker centre? Quite a lot of nice food there. Go support Uncle once.

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    1. Yes, the pink lotus bao is pretty. Tastes good too.

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  4. Wow really like a lotus, hard to peel skin so no need to peel hoh? Old school.. mama said must peel pao skin first before eating pao hehe.

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    1. No, it's not hard to peel the skin. The top right picture shows a peeled lotus bao. Yes, my mama said must peel the skin because of the pink colouring :P

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  5. The pink Lotus Bun is pretty ECL, is the lotus paste sweet or savoury ?

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  6. That's nice but the lotus buns are used for prayers only right? Too much coloring for humans LOL

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  7. They're too pretty to eat!
    Please share your post at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/08/variations-with-linky.html
    Hope to see you soon!

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  8. These lotuses must be quite new. Seen white ones by PRC friends.

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  9. Well...perhaps uncle need to trademark his lotus bun. :)

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  10. Do people make there own. I love food and it shows

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  11. The lotus buns look pretty! But for eating, I prefer the baos :)

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  12. My support is for Uncle Jian Cheng.
    Some day I will make a trip to Singapore and have them.

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  13. I didn't know that. It must be important food and delicious.

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