After two weeks of pure bedlam of buns, allow me to ask you one question out of curiosity: which one do you crave more, Shanghai bun or Canton bun?
Back in the early 80's, there was a smash hit in Mandarin devoted itself entirely to the above-mentioned issue: which bun is the audience burning for. The song is called "Chaxiubao" (100% true). I raised up listening to this quirky song (which I guess can partly explain the come about of my personality). Without a doubt, it is one of the crucial reasons why I named my blog so.
曲：佚名 詞：艾愛 編：吳智強
translated by "the bun" in question...
"Chaxiubao, who fancy some steaming chaxiubao
who fancy some steaming chaxiubao
we also got linyuebao, chuyukbao, yushunbao, dousabao* and all the fancy-pancy
Canton bao, so you say, you hated all those Canton bao
we still got whole lotta Shanghai bao
let me tell you we've sunjinmantou, daiyukbao, sunjinmantou, choiyukbao#
My buddy, which one would you yearning for
which one would you go crazy for, crazy for
Canton bao ya Shanghai bao ya Canton bao ya Shanghai bao ya
Canton bao, some lads say they fancy Canton bao
some chaps say they fancy Shanghai bao
Yo homies, what you want, Canton bao ya Shanghai bao ya Canton bao ya Shanghai bao
I always, goes for my chaxiubao... ah"
*The Canton Gang:
linyuebao is steamed bun with sweet lotus seed paste
chuyukbao is steamed bun with pork
yushunbao is steamed bun with sweet potato paste
dousabao is steamed bun with red bean paste
#The Shanghai Gang:
sunjinmantou is pan-fried dumplings
daiyukbao is big steamed bun with pork
choiyukbao is steamed bun with pork and greens