After our meal, Silly took me to Star Bakery, well after she made me shop at every little mall on Main Street (Sidenote: can anyone tell me the point of Queens Crossing? There's almost nothing inside and the MNG by Mango isn't even that big.) She didn't tell me it was bun heaven, or there would have been no stopping, no passing go.
Interestingly enough, Star is right in front of my bus stop every morning, so I've passed by not knowing the deliciousness that lies inside. I was overwhelmed with the bun options, and ended up picking out the coconut buttercream, milk cream, and roast pork; I know, that last one comes as a surprise. On my second visit, I picked up another coconut buttercream (I ate the first one without taking pictures, a temporary lapse) and a regular coconut. I'm pretty sure Star gets their pastries from Early Bird, which I do believe is right up the block. Further investigation is needed.
The roast pork was OK warmed up. The bun was buttery and flaky, but the meat wasn't up to snuff.
The milk cream was just gross. What was that milk cream anyway? It tasted like a hard cheese, melted with cream, and then cooled.
The bun part of the regular coconut was good, but the coconut insides were not as good as Mei Li Wah's. Yes, there were raisins in there.
The flat out winner was the coconut buttercream, especially if you toast it a little bit; the butter starts melting all over the inside and the outside is toasty hard. It's delicious, like a little bit of warm, fattening, coconut heaven love in the palm of your hand. The sugar and coconut topping is just right, not too much, not too little. The bun is flaky and buttery. Oh, and it's 80¢.
Star Bakery 4113 Kissena Blvd Flushing, NY (718) 961-8868