About Us

Steam Buns

Since 1980, our family run bakery has been serving the very best chinese and filipino baked goods and pastries. In 1980, we started with our flagship Chinatown location and soon expanded to Richmond and Surrey to satisfy the growing demand.

From our Award Winning Apple Tarts to our World Famous Steamed Buns (Siopao) - BBQ Pork (Asado) and Chicken Deluxe (Bola Bola) - you can be sure everything is made fresh and absolutely delicious.

Apple Tarts

In the Media

  • 2012 : CNN Travel | World's best Chinatowns : "Must-visit restaurant" in Vancouver Chinatown
  • 2010 : Chinese Restaurant Critic's Choice | Best Chinese Bakery Silver Award
  • 2009 : Chinese Restaurant Critic's Choice | Chinese Pastry Gold Award: Apple Tart
  • Reviews

  • TripAdvisor
  • Urbanspoon: Vancouver Chinatown | Richmond | Surrey
  • Yelp: Vancouver Chinatown | Surrey | Richmond
  • Our Locations

    Vancouver Chinatown - Main Branch

    148 East Pender Street
    Vancouver, B.C.
    V6A 1T3

    Tel: 604-689-7835
    Fax: 604-681-3713

    Hours of Operations:
    Open 7 Days, 6:30 AM - 8:30 PM

    New Town Bakery in Vancouver Chinatown


    #4 - 6360 No. 3 Rd
    Richmond, B.C.
    V6Y 2B3

    Tel: 604-270-2889

    Staff Holiday Branch Closure
    This branch is closed from
    Feb 8 to March 1, 2017.
    Re-open on March 2.

    Hours of Operations:
    Monday to Sunday:
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    * Closed Wednesdays *
    * Closed on Statutory Holidays *

    New Town Bakery in Richmond


    #7 - 10302 City Parkway
    Surrey, B.C.
    V3T 4Y8

    Tel: 604-588-1828

    Hours of Operations:
    Monday to Sunday:
    10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    * Closed Wednesdays *
    * Closed on Statutory Holidays *

    New Town Bakery in Surrey

    * Please note that we do not operate the Original New Town Bakery on Cambie Street in Vancouver.


    ***Prices subject to change without notice***


    Please send resumes/applications to newtownbakery@gmail.com or:

    New Town Bakery
    148 East Pender Street
    Vancouver, B.C. V6A 1T3

    We thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

    Current Postings

    Position Location Job Summary

    Assistant Cook
    Job Type: Full-Time
    Job Status: Permanent
    Job Level: Front-line

    - 148 E. Pender St, Vancouver, BC

    Job Description

    • Prepare and complete meals or individual dishes and foods.
    • Inspect kitchens and food service areas.
    • Order supplies and equipment.
    • Supervise kitchen staff and helpers.
    • Maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment.
    • Clean kitchen and work areas.
    • Manage kitchen operations.
    • Standing for extended periods.
    • Work under pressure.
    • Fast-paced environment.
    • Flexibility. Organized. Team player. Excellent oral communication. Judgement. Dependability. Reliability. Initiative.
    • Communication in Cantonese is an asset.
    • $19.60 per hour. 40 hours per week.
    • Group Extended Health Care, Dental, Life insurance benefits.

    Job Requirements

    • Cantonese Cuisine, Szechuan, Dim Sum knowledge/experience.
    • Culinary training with a minimum 2 to 3 years experience working in a professional kitchen or equivalent.

    Baker, Specialty Foods

    - 148 E. Pender St, Vancouver, BC

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Looking for a reliable, dependable, team player with good accuracy and judgement
    • Work in a fast-paced, large volume bakery setting with tight dealines and work under pressure
    • Manual labour - dexterity and physically demanding, handle heavy loads, standing for extended periods
    • Attention to detail and ability to distinguish between colours
    • Organize and maintain inventory, requisition or order materials, equipment and supplies
    • Train staff in preparation, cooking, and handling of food
    • Supervise baking personnel and kitchen staff
    • Oversee sales and merchandising of baked goods


    • Minimum 2-3 years of experience
    • Specialized in breads and rolls, desserts and pastries, wedding and specialty cakes
    • Ability to supervise a team of 3-4 people
    • Basic security clearance and criminal record check
    • No degree, certificate or diploma required
    • Excellent oral communication
    • Able to read and communicate in Cantonese is an asset


    • Wage: $15.00 / Hour
    • Hours: 40 Hours / Week
    • Include group benefits (medical, dental and life insurance)
    • Permanent, Full Time, Early morning shifts
    • Basic security clearance and criminal record check