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Favorite Chinatown bakery items?

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Favorite Chinatown bakery items?

newsjoke | Jan 18, 2005 02:44 PM

What are some of your favorite Chinese bakery items? To start things off, here are some of mine:

1) The "cream-filled buns," which are giant, roll-like items filled with a buttery cream, available nearly everywhere (I think my favorites are at Taipan on Canal Street), and possibly the best dessert buy around at .60 to .80 each.

2) A lemon pastry-like item, which consists of a large, flat and beautifully light & flaky pastry filled in various spots with a dollop of lemon. I've seen this in various bakeries in eastern Chinatown, and yesterday ate a delicious one.

3) The peanut-brittle-like items sold on the street for $1 from various folks on East Broadway.

I also really like various types of mooncakes. I'm not, however, a big fan of most "western looking" frosted cakes in Chinese bakeries, as they always look great, but the cake itself is usually a bit too dense and spongy for my taste.

What are some of everyone elses' favorites?

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