I'm looking for a chinese bakery that sells savory buns and the like anywhere in the greater Denver area. I got addicted to these pastries when I lived near Boston and could easily pop by any number of places to pick up an assortment of tasty treats. My favorite destinations in Boston where the Ho Yuen bakery in chinatown, and the one across the street on the corner, near the chinatown arch (no idea what the name is).
I don't know the actual names of things, but I'm looking for:
meat buns (pork, beef)
lotus seed cake
bean muffin *
gooey peanut-filled rice dumpling
coconut pie or bun
I am *not* looking for:
hame & egg or mini-hotdog bun
those things that look like giant rice crispy treats
* this item was usually labeled 'muffin' in Boston but was more like a translucent rice-dough pancake stuffed with bean paste
Pacific Ocean Mart has a small assortment of pastries, but mostly not the kinds I am looking for. I tried a few pastries from POM and didn't think they were very good - even threw away the taro-pork one because it was too salty and had an unpleasant texture. I have heard of the Vinh Xuong bakery, but it is a long drive for me (I am in Boulder) and I am not sure if it has what I am looking for vs. Vietnamese baguettes/banh mi.