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Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone on Manna One's Char Siu Bao

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New York City is home to a lot of restaurants, more than any rational human being can ever hope to visit. Among that number are hidden gems the majority of New Yorkers just aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's many food luminaries to share with us their under the radar recommendations for Dining Confidential.

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In this edition, Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone of Torrisi Italian Specialties and the recently announced Parm, give us their bakery of choice for char siu bao in Chinatown - perhaps these were the inspiration for their take during last year's San Genarro?

"There is no question that the pork buns at Manna One Bakery on Catherine Street in Chinatown are our favorite. They are definitely the best pork buns in NY! Come to think of it, before he opened his own place, we used to see that Momofuku Noodle Bar guy Dave working in the back learning how to make buns. It all makes so much sense now..."
—Gary Wong
· Coverage of Rich Torrisi [~ENY~]
· Coverage of Mario Carbone [~ENY~]

Manna One

27 Catherine St., New York, NY 10038

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