On a whim, yesterday, I wandered into JJ Bakery (off Baldwin), while waiting for a take-out order from Din Tai Fung to be finished.
My first time in the bakery and was immediately swept up into the chaos of people snatching things off of shelves. I joined in the craziness and grabbed things myself. Of course, I had no idea what it was that I was grabbing, for the most part - there were several children in the store pulling off all of the shelf tags.
$11.00 some odd dollars later, I was back in the parking lot and doing my best to identify what I'd purchased. Best guesses: almond cookies (size of Nabisco vanilla wafers, with sliced almonds on top); coconut bites (size of a thimble, like a pound cake with coconut); ham and cheese rolls; beef curry bread?; pineapple rolls; maybe bar-b-que pork rolls?; mini croissants; and some fishy-tasting (tuna?) rolls.
So what did I miss that I should have purchased? What are your favorites?
Confession time: I've never had mochi - I don't even know what they look like, but I recall reading somewhere that JJ Bakery makes good mochi - yes? No?