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Chinese snack/dessert (White Sugar Cake)

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Chinese snack/dessert (White Sugar Cake)

James Tu | Jun 20, 2004 03:41 PM

When I was young, my aunt use to buy this really delicious snack/dessert from Chinatownin NYC. Let's see...what's the best way to describe it...
The texture: moist, spongy, gelatinous
The taste: sweet with an essence of sweet fermented rice...it's probably one of their ingredients.

Anyhow, the place to get this is 46 Mott St.
The Chinese name for what I described above is (Bai Tang Gao...transalted loosely to White Sugar Cake.) A small container is $2.75, enough for two as a snack.

The place also sells Do-Fu-Hwa (a very very tender tofu dessert/snack that you drizzle with ginger/peanut infused syrup.)

Outside they also sell the gelaninous rice wrapped with
lotus leaf.

This place is no-nonsense. No fancy decorations, just enough for a store front, and they make all of their goodies in the back.

Check it out! I did, because I wanted a piece of my childhood back. :)

-James

P.S. If anyone finds a recipe for the White Sugar Cake, please post.

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