i went to tung hing bakery several months ago to pickup banh mi in the never-ending search for the best one(s). and while it was perfectly decent, serviceable, better-than-average and even perdy good, it didn't quite make it as a top seed for the title of "best". but while i was there i also happened to pick up a banana-filled fried bao-type nibble whose memory has been haunting me ever since. it was a disc about 2.5cm thick, about the size of my palm, deep-fried to a golden brown, and filled with banana (or plaintain, or something similar). and it was really really good. fragrant, not too sweet, nice textural balance, yummy! it was even good a day later and reheated.
does anyone know what this beignet-like object is called in vietnamese (preferably) and/or in chinese? are there other places that make this? if so, who do any of them make it better? thanks!