Although simple signage and a plain exterior make Char Hung Sut hard to spot for first-time customers, this family-run manapua (barbecued pork-filled buns also known as cha siu bao) counter has been in business for more than a generation. Lines form early, and the food sells out early.
But it’s not just manapua people are after. They also queue up to snag a box filled with other dim sum delights such as ma tai soo and pork hash. Tasty, but not as popular are Chinese sweets like rice cakes and sweet taro. Locals know that Char Hung Sut’s no fuss, no frills sort of atmosphere means that they put all their energy into making the food superb. Even though the staff may not be the perkiest and most outgoing, they are certainly efficient so be patient, bring an appetite, and some cash (no credit cards).