Trader Joe’s Trader Ming’s Chinese Style Pork Buns (Cha Siu Bao)

I was introduced to Chinese style pork buns a few years ago at my local Vietnamese grocery store. The store would bring in some baked goods from the Boston area on Saturday mornings. I haven’t been able to find them as of late, so needless to say when I spotted these Trader Joe’s Trader Ming’s Chinese Style Pork Buns (Cha Siu Bao) at Trader Joe’s, I made sure to pick them up.
The buns are what I would call medium sized, in comparison to the big ones I’ve seen sold elsewhere. Heating them up is fairly easy because they come out perfect in the microwave! All that’s required is a dampened paper towel, a microwave safe dish and a 45 second trip in the microwave. The end product comes out perfect – hot, soft and delicious. If you’ve never had Chinese pork style buns the filling is sweet barbecued pork which is cut up into tiny little pieces. The bun itself is a cross between a soft , chewy and slightly spongy texture.
These are definitely one of the best frozen pork buns I have tried.
A serving is 1 bun, which is 160 calories or 4 points plus values.

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Trader Joe’s – Trader Ming’s Stir Fried Vegetable Rolls


While shopping at Trader Joe’s I picked up a pack of these frozen Trader Ming’s Stir Fried Vegetable Rolls.  They looked like they could be mighty delicious and had some pretty favorable stats on the nutrition label, so I dropped them into my shopping cart.  Last week I paired them with a dish I had prepared and I, as well as my boyfriend, found them to be quite delicious!
They bake up in the oven in 25 minutes, flipping them half-way through the cooking process to ensure even crisping.  The wrapper is nice and crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside.  The filling is perfect – nicely seasoned.  They remind me of a better tasting eggroll you would get at a local Chinese restaurant – without all the fat and unnecessary calories.
I would suggest cooking up only what you plan on eating that day.  I made all 5 and put 3 in the refrigerator.  They do get a little soggy in the fridge, but that’s almost expected so I wasn’t frustrated by that.  I could have put them in the toaster oven to crisp up, but I just heated the leftover rolls in the microwave for a handful of seconds to take the chill off.  Oveerall – definitely 2 thumbs up and a re-purchase must!
Point plus wise – 1 roll was 3 points plus.
QUESTION:
Have you tried the Trader Joe’s Trader Ming’s Stir Fried Vegetable rolls?
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