Growing up, when there weren't so many Chinese supermarkets and bakeries outside of Chinatown, I remember having to go downtown to the Broadview and Gerrard area with my parents every weekend for weekly grocery shopping. And every week my mom would go to Phoenix Bakery to pick up some pineapple buns filled with custard. This custard also had crushed pineapple pieces mixed in.
The last few months, I have been craving these exact pineapple buns. Just this last weekend, I made a trip to the Phoenix bakery on Gerrard, to see if its the same Phoenix and if they sold these pineapple buns that i'm craving. The buns didn't look the same as I remember, and they certainly didn't taste the same either. And worst of all, no crushed pineapple in the filling.
Does anyone know where I can find pineapple buns that are filled with crushed pineapple custard?