This Shop Makes 60,000 Buns by Hand in 1 Week


Buns, buns, towers of buns. Every year on this small rural island in Hong Kong, residents compete to climb up a tower of fake plastic buns for good luck. It’s all part of a traditional festival where people also offer real, handmade buns to the gods. Out of the 18,000 handmade buns, about 60% of them come from this tiny shop. The buns symbolize peace and good luck. After the festival is over, they’re given out for free to locals. The days-old buns are not fit for eating anymore. Instead, they are placed at home altars for good luck. Kwok estimates his shop baked and sold over 20,000 buns on festival day alone. Here’s how the buns are made. When you have to make tens of thousands of buns, it might make more sense to do it with machines. But Kwok insists on doing most of the work by hand. Hi there, thank you for watching. If you like what you saw please subscribe to Goldthread for more… If you like what you saw please subscribe to Goldthread, for more delicious content.

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