Blue Asia cafe in Allston is right across the street from Yi Soon Bakery, my favorite Chinese bakery in the Boston area. Sometimes the owner of Blue Asia bakes special pastries, which she'll advertise on their Facebook page. In particular, last week they offered Sweetheart Cakes (老婆餅 lao3 po bing3), Mung Bean Pastries (綠豆糕 lv4 dou4 gao1), and Suncakes (太陽餅 tai4 yang2 bing3). The Suncake was a little too chewy and tasteless, and the Mung Bean Pastry was good but nothing super-special, but WOW, the Sweetheart cake was so delicious. Terrific filling, and an ethereal pastry on the outside. The best lao3 po bing3 I've ever had. This is definitely something to keep an eye out for in the future.
Yi Soon Bakery
112 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA
Blue Asia Cafe
113 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134