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Moon Cakes at Eastern Bakery-SF Chinatown

Melanie Wong | Sep 8, 200003:40 PM     8

Reading Maria’s post in General Topics about moon cakes prompted me to seek out these once-a-year treats this week for the first time in a long time. The Autumn Festival is Sept. 9, and then the moon cakes will be gone until next year.

Eastern Bakery in SF’s Chinatown on Grant (at Commercial) has been our family’s favorite for many years. The many varieties are laid out in the display case; different fillings are identified and prices (ranging from $2.25 to $6.00 with discounts for quantity) are clearly marked. My favorite, lotus bean paste with salty egg yolk, was $4.40. Also got the winter melon filling without egg yolk. The super deluxe ones have three yolks.

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