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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for a quick visit. They are still graded at A. They only allowed 2 people at a time to purchase. There is a plastic border between you and the workers. CASH ONLY. People are lined outside but line goes fast and so does...the pork buns. So if you catch the line when they are still being made then you will be waiting awhile. But its worth the waitMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 12, 2020 via mobile

Mei Li Wah Bakery has been on my bucket list which recommended by my friends for years and we finally got a chance to try. The decor was humble, outmoded and narrow-spaced. The options on the menu was various and they are authentic Hong Kong...style. We had their signature Baked Roast Pork Bun and it was super delicious. The bun was soft and puffy; the filling was flavorful and juicy. It was one of the best Hong Kong style pastries I have ever had in the world and it’s definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 9, 2020 via mobile

I've been going to Mei Li Wah for years for their cha siu baos - I'm surprised I've never written a review on them! I recently stopped in (during the pandemic) and was happy to see that they were open. I ordered three cha siu...baos (1 steamed + 2 baked) @ $1.35 per bun. I'm not a fan of the steamed (my fiance loves it though) but the baked ones were just as a remembered - packed with cha siu. Tip - don't sleep on the 'chicken tail buns', which are sweet buns with coconut filling.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed December 21, 2019 via mobile

Went for the highly recommended Roast Pork Buns and they did not disappoint. Would go back every day for these!! At $1.35, amazing value and amazing taste!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 23, 2019 via mobile

Only stayed for a few minutes, just long enough to grab a pork bun to go, but oh was it worth it! One of my favorite pork buns to date! Yeasty buns with a baked buttery top with savory pork goodness inside! Definitely worth a...stop by to get one and only for $1.25 to boot!!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

Mei Lai Wah is located across the street and up slightly from the China Town Ice Cream Factory. We were still hungry after the ice cream so decided to stop in for a few Dim Sum to go items. We ordered 2 baked pork buns...and an order of siu mai dumplings to go. They were both excellent and cured our hunger. This place is inexpensive as well with the total for our order being around $6. We recommend it and will go back againMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Went here for pork buns, etc. and of all the places in Chinatown we had an internet recommendation to go here. The atmosphere was typical run-down and dirty Chinatown and the pork buns were average because there was so much fat in the pork, some...of which was inedible. The extra fat did make them tastier. Recommend you go somewhere else for good Chinese buns. Service was just ok. $8 per person minimum to eat in.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

We came here for one reason the pork buns. And they are great. A pork bun for 1.20 one of the best deals in town. Fresh warm and delicious. This is a must stop and try.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

We were curious to try the famous bbq pork buns. We ordered at the take out counter but there is a small dining room here in the back, as well. By the time we came by, late in the evening on Friday night, the pineapple...variety of the buns was finished, so come early for a full selection. These buns are delicious and inexpensive. Next time, we will try eating a meal here.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed May 18, 2019

Mei Lai Wah Bakery and restaurant is good home-style Cantonese style cooking. Great buns and even better meals. All reasonably priced and tasty. Similar to food found in Vancouver, Canada and Hong Kong

Date of visit: April 2019
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