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Where to find Hong Kong white steamed rice cake (S. Bay or Peninsula)

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Where to find Hong Kong white steamed rice cake (S. Bay or Peninsula)

reesie | Mar 4, 2010 11:19 AM

I did a search on the boards for this, but was unable to find anything, but if there is a thread out there on Hong Kong bakeries that I totally missed, please do let me know.

I grew up on the east coast and am very used to the Hong Kong style bakeries in NYC. I used to buy a white steamed rice cake whenever I went to one. It is essentially made of pounded white rice and sugar and yeast, and then the whole thing is steamed. It has a slightly sour taste to it from the yeast, and the texture is soft and a bit chewy and there are a lot of bubbles within the cake (from the risen yeast).

Anyway, I am having a horrid time trying to find this here.

Seems that most of the bakeries I've been to here don't have it and seem to me to have more Taiwanese style pastries. I only know of one place up in SF that sells it (Eastern Bakery), but there must be others. Does anyone know where to find it in South Bay or on the Peninsula?

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