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Richmond – Pacific East Mall - Sheng Kee Bakery … piroshki & sun cake

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Richmond – Pacific East Mall - Sheng Kee Bakery … piroshki & sun cake

rworange | May 9, 2007 07:40 PM

Has anyone tried the sun cake here? That’s why I went, but it seems they are boxed and a bigger commitment than I wanted to make

Has anyone tried them? Do other bakeries sell them as singles?

More on sun cakes on the general board.
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/400116

Instead I tried …

Sweet potato toast – really a buttery, braided roll with mashed sweet potatoes spread on layers of the roll. Quite good and recommended.

Hot dog onion roll – a dinner roll in a clover shape with a piece of hot dog in each of the four ‘leaves’ and topped with a green onion spread. I liked this too. It is really the definition of junk food, and satisfying in that way. We are not talking artisan doggy here.

Green Tea jelly roll slice: They had a lot of these sponge cake slices in various flavors. The strawberry and orange were tempting, but the deep olive-green tea slice just looked good and was. Not much green tea flavor but the cake had a really nice dense, almost moist texture and the filling not only had cream but beans.

At 8 pm they discount two shelves of buns … 2 for $1.25.

Other items that were tempting: Tuna bun, unrefrigerated napoleon, pineapple custard bun, apple turnovers, moon buns filled with vanilla custard, Portuguese egg tarts, regular egg tarts … well, almost everything … I like Taiwanese bakeries a lot.

The web site says they have piroshki, but this branch doesn’t carry it. Does anyone know of any Sheng Kee that makes piroshki … and how is it?

There is mention of a café on the website. This shop is only a bakery. Which shops have a café and is it any good?

They also have a few hot pastries like curry horns, chicken pie turnovers, etc.

The website link below has some of the baked goods. They have those loaves of Taiwanese breads (called toast) that I like so much … plain and in flavors like red bean, cheee, taro, pork sung, coconut, custard and pineapple custard. They also have raisin bread and a challah-like egg bread.

In 99 Ranch across the way, there is a Sogo bakery. I liked the Sogo on Warm Springs Road in Fremont next to Lion a whole lot, but the Richmond Sogo doesn’t look as good and doesn’t have as large a selection as Sheng Kee.

The website says the original Sheng Kee opened in a small village in Taipei in 1952. The mother of five named it sheng kee which means "For a Living"

When the children grew up, they expanded the business. The site says …

“We still search the world and bring you things like rich chocolate from Denmark, creamy butter from the south of France, fresh, tangy fruit fillings from Germany”

Sheng Kee Bakery

http://www.shengkee.com/

3288 Pierce St Ste C133
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 558-8807

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