The Buttery Bliss of Lido's Pineapple Buns
First things first: there are no pineapples in the pineapple bun at Richmond’s famous Lido, no the pineapple refers to the appearance of the bun’s sugary crust. This is a Hong Kong-style cafe where Cantonese, British and North American food styles collide to create an authentic fusion dining experience. This is a fairly basic cafeteria-style joint, but their buns are the best in the city and sell out every day. I’d advise visiting off peak hours so you can soak up the atmosphere without a waitress trying to rush you out of your seat! As soon as you sit down order the pineapple bun with butter and prepare for an artery-clogging treat: sweet, buttery, warm, fluffy and oh so delicious. Pair it with a cup of the hot milk tea which is made with strong black tea and evaporated milk and finish with an egg tart. Heaven.