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Pineapple bun 菠蘿包

Pineapple bun 菠蘿包

The Pineapple bun is predominantly popular and found nearly in every Hong Kong's bakery but also common in Chinatowns worldwide. This Hong Kong style bread is usually served as a dim sum snack, breakfast bun, or dessert pastry.

The top of the pineapple bun (the part which is made to resemble a pineapple) is made of a dough similar to that used to make sugar cookies, which consists of sugar, eggs, flour, and lard. It is crunchy and is quite sweet compared to the bread underneath.

The bread dough underneath is the same as that used in Chinese-style Western breads, which is a softer and sweeter dough than in Western breads.

It is popular at breakfast or afternoon tea. Many Hong Kong restaurants, such as Tee house and Street food stand, offer an item called a buttered pineapple bun,which is a pineapple bun with a piece of butter stuffed inside. Typically, the bun would be brought hot from the oven to the diner's table, and served halved with a large slab of butter in between the halves.

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