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“Great food at very affordable prices”
Review of Gongzheng Baozi

Gongzheng Baozi
Cuisines: Taiwanese
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Singapore
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283 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 956 helpful votes
“Great food at very affordable prices”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

You will notice this dumplings and bao stall by the tall bamboo baskets being steamed by the staff, and also the crowd around the place. But be forewarned ! That's only 1 Gongzheng Baozi and another similar eatery just beside it, is feeding on the fame of Gongzheng by benefitting from the spillover. Because what you get from Gongzheng is better, naturally the queue is longer. And the food is really affordable.
My private tour guide advised us that the longer wait to get a table is worth it and he was right!
So for those new to Hualien, how do you differentiate the 2 eateries which are like a mirror image (even the prices are the same)-
1) Gongzheng is the one on the left (nearer the main road)
2) Gongzheng staff wears white, with red apron. (the shop beside, wear red shirts with white apron). For easy memorizing, remember : Red on White (ROW) for the real McCoy.
Have a great meal...without damaging your wallet.

  • Visited December 2013
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Seongnam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
“Great value and delicious!”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

I doubt I can pass the Pepsi challenge with their dumplings vs. other places. But it was inexpensive and every type of dumpling I tried here was delicious. Not a lot of seating available, so we had to share a table with 3 other couples. No English menu or speakers so we just pointed.

  • Visited January 2014
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Singapore
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Cheap and delicious”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Gongzheng Baozi (公正包子) is pretty famous. Although it operates 24 hours, long queues are unavoidable during weekends (especially meal times). We were there for dinner on a Saturday, saw the queue and joined in. We only realised, when we reached the front of the queue, that the queue was for takeaways. For dining in, find a empty table (not an easy task either) and you can order straight away. Finding a table took us about 30min.

But the food was nice, and CHEAP! One bun costs only NT$5! The filling was juicy and sweet. In my opinion, worth the wait.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank nlaykhim
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