Would someone please tell me where ELSE I haven’t been that I’m going to fall in love with next?
I love food, and I especially love food from places that are very Reno. The Honey Bakery near Sundance Books (off Keystone) is no exception. You can’t get more “non-corporate,” than this, and the little treats inside are decadent, insane, warm little packages of unfettered goodness.
I’ve had stuffed buns before. Yes, giggle away, you ninnies, but I’m talking about good eats here, we’ll save those tawdry stories for another time. Stuffed buns, in this instance, include the Asian variety, in this case, Chinese in origin. They can have all sorts of things stuffed into them. They are then baked and glazed, and are kind of like a dessert dumpling of sorts, reminiscent of a donut, but yet they can be savory as well. You can have meat, red bean paste, taro root, even sausage stuffed in your bun, all for about a buck a piece.
Who better to introduce me to such things than being randomly whisked away by Eddie Reynoso and the infamous Phillip Brown? The lovely boys practically abducted me from my home (all-too willingly) and I knew they were up to no good. Of course, they didn’t eat any of the lovely treats, they let the chubby one eat sixteen of them. No, actually that didn’t happen, but like a woman and her age, a man and the size of his member, you do not talk about what a queen does and does not eat.
Unless you’re me, and like always, all stereotypes and bets are off!
The buns were wonderful. I partook in a red bean paste and a taro root bun, and then went back for more. The guy that runs the place is perfectly charming and helpful, too!
Incidentally, I’ve had these treats before, in another town. I usually favor pork-filled buns, for they are a meal in and of themselves. As far as I’m concerned, these rival and possibly surpass the buns I dove into when in San Diego, San Francisco and New York. All right here in Reno!
Where, you ask?
403 Keystone Avenue, which if you go to the Save-Mart on Keystone, and hang a left, it’s about 20 feet away from the front of Sundance Books, across the parking lot, right on the corner suite.
Find your own gaggle of queens and go have some Honey Bakery buns. I highly suggest it!
(PS – Thank you Eddie and Phillip, and especially to Phillip brown for letting me steal his photo for this review!)