A Chinese Bakery.
Mrs. C and I were in C'town and looking for buns. We stopped into SFBH, and they had the goods. The place was clean but a bit run down. Service was friendly and efficient, and they had the great steamed buns with pork and pickled vegetable that I craved. As for price, at 6 and a half bucks for 6 and no GST it worked for me. Definitely a good place to get buns, but go early or the selection is slim.
A newer bakery in Chinatown. Very good steamed buns. Good apple tarts. Self service. Put your stuff on a tray and pay at the cashier. Very clean at the moment but like all things in Chinatown give it time. Large variety of items but I always stick to the tried and true. Going to be more adventuresome in the future. Definitely my bakery whenever I'm in Chinatown.
I have come here many times since my mom brought me here for the first time at their old location down the street. The layout is self-serving (think the bakery at T&T), where buns are individually wrapped in cellophane and stacked on food trays for your choosing. The buns are fresh and vastly larger than most other chinese bakeries, with a decently proportionate amount of filling. All the popular items are gone quickly during the day so if you want any sort of selection to choose from come early or otherwise you'll be relegated to having your pick of the lone, smushed up BBQ pork bun or the plain garlic buns.
Great value considering the size and comparable quality. Not too many places where a buck or two tops up your belly.
My experiences with Sun Fresh has been quite average. I have never liked their steamed buns. I actually got sick off them once, and reported it to Vancouver Coastal. Their baked buns on the other hand are some of the best in town, I'd say. I think all in all, they are decent, but I wouldn't recommend them for anything except for the baked buns and definitely NOT the steamed buns.