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Where to buy char siu, just meat without the bun, in Manhattan?

Thanks everyone! And is it pretty common to just order the BBQ meat by itself? Any idea how much it runs for?

I know, I should know this, but I never go into Chinatown anymore unless it's Bangkok Grocery.

Sep 26, 2012
marzipanda in Manhattan

Where to buy char siu, just meat without the bun, in Manhattan?

I'm suddenly inspired to make a pork bun pie, so I need enough of that delicious lean, saucy pork to fill a 9" pie. I am not a Chinatown expert but I assume this is possible? Where should I go?

Sep 26, 2012
marzipanda in Manhattan

Red Velvet Cake Hunt! What's the best bakery for a red velvet wedding cake?

Ugh, so my plans on using Cake Man Raven fell through; I kept going into the CMR shop to make an order for a (VERY simple, no decorations) tiered red velvet cake for 100 people, and the teenagers at the shop kept saying to come in when Cake Man was around. They never knew when he'd stop by, of course, and I should have taken this as a sign to move on... but I REALLY REALLY wanted CMR to make our wedding cake. Today the poor kid at the cash register told me to look elsewhere, as apparently dozens of upset customers were canceling their big orders.

So I need a backup. Ideally I'd love a local Brooklyn bakery with a solid reputation for old school red velvet cakes with cream cheese frosting. Manhattan is OK too, if BK can't come through.

I'm not considering Two Red Hens at the moment because they don't do stacking, and I was hoping for a tiered round cake.

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Cake Man Raven
708 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Sep 20, 2011
marzipanda in Outer Boroughs

Lyle's Golden Syrup in Brooklyn/Manhattan

I'm baking cupcakes tomorrow and the recipe calls for Lyle's Golden Syrup? Fairway/Balducci's is kind of a hike, as I live in Fort Greene, BK. Any other places that's a short bike ride away?

Jun 17, 2011
marzipanda in Outer Boroughs