[Steamed Custard Buns]
Yet another Cantonese classic, steamed custard buns – or nai wong bao – are another favorite on dim sum menus everywhere. Once a symbol of status and wealth (who couldn’t be impressed by the soft, fluffy bottoms of these buns?), nai wong bao are a carry over from a time when refined food was a sign you were among the elite. Although these lovely custard buns are readily accessible now, while in China we recommend looking for an opportunity to savor an authentic version. You’ll never look back if you do.