Second fueling stop at the Ferry Building on Saturday was the Imperial Tea Court.
A tall white dude, garbed in a changshan, was hovering above straw baskets filled with steamed buns. I am a slave to steamed buns. In the Chinatown in Yokohama, Japan, you can get these XXL-sized ones filled with such things as kabocha and chestnut paste (as well as savory flavors). These divine puffs always come to mind when I see versions elsewhere.
The options at Imperial Tea Court on this day were red bean, pork and veggie. I chose veggie, which had in it mustard greens and shiitake mushrooms. Ordinarily I avoid shiitake, but I love well prepared mustard greens, so I went for it.
|Mustard greens and shiitake inside.|
The bun was everything I could have wished for, except maybe, supersized. ;-) I am trying the red bean next time too. $3 or $3.50.