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Ice-skin mooncakes (冰皮月餅) any good ones in the SF Bay Area?

K K | Oct 6, 200911:53 AM

So I've been seeing these special mooncakes recently at Chinese supermarkets all over.

The interesting thing is that they all have to be refrigerated for a specific reason.

After doing a little research, it turns out these variants are called Bing Pei Yuet Beng 冰皮月餅, or Ice-skin mooncakes. Tai Pan Bakery in Hong Kong started off making them in 1989 and they took off like hotcakes. I really have been living in a cave for so long.

Taipan's website: http://www.taipan.com.hk/

Apparently there are branches of taipan in New York (after more searching).

These are made with glutinous rice flour for the skin (so they are kind of like the ice cream mochi snack desserts I suppose). The fillings range from fruit to all sorts of new/fusion type creations.

Anyone have any idea if there are SF Bay Area bakeries that make them in house?
A quick browse through the supermarket freezer section shows that most of them are imported.

If you have tried any, would love some feedback (and also where you got it from).

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