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Kee Wah Bakery in Dublin

Melanie Wong | Sep 10, 200811:55 PM     4

Several times I've posted that Kee Wah in Milpitas (near Ranch 99) was my favorite Chinese bakery in the Bay Area. Maybe distance makes the heart grow fonder, as Milpitas is about the farthest point off my usual chow haunts. So, I was most intrigued to when "cvhound" said that Dublin's branch is so much better! After our chowlunch at neighboring Koi Palace, we beat it over there to check out the bakery and pick up some treats to take home.

Now that I've consumed the old wife cake, pineapple bun, and tri-star (onion, bacon, cheese) bun, yes, I have to agree with her. This branch is better, and some of the items are made a bit differently too and good in their own way. Baking is done on site, though the famous moon cakes may be trucked in.

I like that the ingredients are clearly labeled in English, and of course, I'm happy to see "refined lard" and "butter" on many of them. The lard in the old wife cake really makes a difference in the taste and texture of those papery sheets of pastry. This should be a Slow Food entry.

I'd be interested in hearing what others favorites are at this branch.

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Kee Wah Bakery
4288 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568

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