Thursday, September 11, 2008

Blondie Does Flushing: Star Bakery aka Bun Heaven; Well, Kind of, Sort of, Not Really.

Buns and Buns

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.

Early Bird or Star?

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.

Inside Roast Pork Bun

The roast pork was OK warmed up. The bun was buttery and flaky, but the meat wasn't up to snuff.

Inside Milk Cream Bun

The milk cream was just gross. What was that milk cream anyway? It tasted like a hard cheese, melted with cream, and then cooled.

Inside Coconut Bun

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.

Inside Coconut Buttercream Bun

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

Star Bakery

4113 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY
(718) 961-8868

1 comment:

Yvo said...

Gasp! what I would give to have a Chinese bakery in front of my bus stop. Without the Chinese neighborhood surrounding it, that is. Sigh. The Fay Da on Queens Boulevard & Continental Ave. comes close but no cigar...