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Reviewed October 29, 2020

Found them through Fung Bros and did not disappoint. Go early to get better selection. I went later before work. Got pumpkin and red bean paste buns. YUMMMMM

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed December 1, 2019

We popped in here just before they closed and were happy that they still had some warm buns (bao) available. We got and very much enjoyed the pork one and the pumpkin one -- and wish we could have sampled them all, had we been...hungrier.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

The best steamed buns can be found here. The chicken bun is delicious as were the plain and custard buns. we also had iced tea and cold bottled water. great prices. there are 3 stools you can sit on to escape the heat. if you...are looking for a quick fix, this is the place. if you haven't tried buns, try them here.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

You have to stop at the Golden Steamer if you are looking for a good bun. The pumpkin was sweet and delectable and the pork was flavorful. Each will only set you back $1 or so. I will be going back again and again.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

There are food experiences in your life that you will remember 3 decades later. I have finally found my steam bun nirvana. My septuagenarian mother said it was the best that she had ever tasted. The place is a hole in the wall with just...a few chairs. I ate a pork & chive bun and promptly order 2 dozens to go. I am just sorry I do not have the strength to carry 6 dozens home. The cost was insanely low. It is hard to find great steam buns.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

I went to Golden Steamer for breakfast and got two buns....one pork and one pumpkin. Total bill was under $2 and they were both DELISH! Highly recommend if you are in Chinatown area.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

This past week was our first visit to Golden Steamer - it certainly won't be our last. We got a variety of buns and all have been good but pork and egg is probably our favorite (with pumpkin being a close second). These things are...tremendous!More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

I always buy the big steam buns with chicken, pork and egg filling. The bun is so soft and it tastes really good!

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Do not be fooled by the appearance of this little shop that is stacked with steamed buns. They serve some really fluffy and delicious steamed buns here. I really like the salted egg yolk buns while my son loves the pumpkin buns. Really good value...for moneyMore

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed June 1, 2016

#1 reason to stop in: The steamed buns are just as good as anything you'd find in Asia. I've taken multiple friends here who were homesick for China, and they loved it. Try the pumpkin or pork buns. #2 reason to stop in: buns are...small and cheap (about $1), so one makes a good snack and 3-5 makes a decent small meal, depending on your appetite. You won't find a cheaper meal this good anywhere in Manhattan.More

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed April 12, 2016

Popped into this bakery for a quick breakfast and tried the steamed pumpkin and lotus buns. Both were fantastic! It was popular at 7am on a Saturday too!

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

I tried the pumpkin bun which was amazing. It was like a creamy sweet pumpkin soup wrapped in a soft roll. In addition, it was only 1 dollar, which is a steal in New York. It will be a must have, when I return to...Chinatown.More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

I had a very delicious bun filled with pumpkin. It was so so good, you really should try it (I think one bun is about 1 Dollar)

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed August 25, 2015

A friend recommended I try one of their steamed pork buns. It was a delicious gooey bun filled with tender BBQ styled pork. Under $2. Yum.

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

The place isn't much to look at but it does some really decent steamed buns! Great to start your own food tour here and eat your way through Chinatown and Little Italy (also see my other reviews for some suggestions on where to go).

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5