Story: There’s this local chinese buffet near my house. The people who work there don’t really speak any english besides ‘2 buffet?’, ‘credit or cash?’. They have this item on the buffet that’s titled ‘Chinese Doughnut’ that is absolutely the tastiest doughnut I’ve ever had. Everyone who’s tried one agrees with me here. I asked the people who work there what they are called, where do I buy them for myself? They didn’t understand what I was saying at all… Just kept pointing and saying ‘doughnut?’, ‘doughnut?’.
Anyways, I looked up chinese doughnuts on the net and everywhere else I could find. And real, traditional chinese doughnuts are long sticks of bread. This is nothing like that. I went to local chinese food markets and bought their chinese doughnuts and they are the traditional kind, long sticks. I tasted some, and they tasted NOTHING like the chinese doughnuts in this buffet. I didn’t like them at all…
So now I’m thinking this buffet just has some kind of doughnut that’s really called something else… But call it Chinese Doughnut so it will fit in with the whole chinese buffet theme. I want to buy these! Or make them myself. So I took some pics of them hoping someone out there can tell me… What is this doughnut called? Or where can I get a recipe for it? Or buy it online?
Here’s the detailed pics: