The Chinese moon festival falls in early October this year, and some places are offering interesting variations on the bean-paste-stuffed moon cake.

The Marina Food supermarkets have interesting cakes imported from Hong Kong, says K K, in “wacky flavors like green tea, fruity flavors and something REALLY HK … Yeung Chi Gum Loe … which is a mango based dessert with pomelo skin, sago, evaporated milk, and coconut juice.”

Eastern Bakery is yimster’s source for winter melon–filled moon cakes and something like Chinese fruitcake, studded with nuts and fruit.

And Koi Palace is advertising a style that’s definitely newfangled, says vulber: chocolate moon cakes.

Marina Food [Peninsula]
2992 S. Norfolk Street, San Mateo

Marina Food [South Bay]
10122 Bandley Drive, Cupertino

Marina Food [East Bay]
1791 Decoto Road, Union City

Eastern Bakery [Chinatown]
720 Grant Avenue, San Francisco

Koi Palace Restaurant [Peninsula]
365 Gellert Boulevard, Daly City

Board Link: Chocolate moon cakes?

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