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Richmond – Pacific East Mall - Sheng Kee Bakery … piroshki & sun cake

rworange | May 9, 200707:40 PM

Has anyone tried the sun cake here? That’s why I went, but it seems they are boxed and a bigger commitment than I wanted to make

Has anyone tried them? Do other bakeries sell them as singles?

More on sun cakes on the general board.

Instead I tried …

Sweet potato toast – really a buttery, braided roll with mashed sweet potatoes spread on layers of the roll. Quite good and recommended.

Hot dog onion roll – a dinner roll in a clover shape with a piece of hot dog in each of the four ‘leaves’ and topped with a green onion spread. I liked this too. It is really the definition of junk food, and satisfying in that way. We are not talking artisan doggy here.

Green Tea jelly roll slice: They had a lot of these sponge cake slices in various flavors. The strawberry and orange were tempting, but the deep olive-green tea slice just looked good and was. Not much green tea flavor but the cake had a really nice dense, almost moist texture and the filling not only had cream but beans.

At 8 pm they discount two shelves of buns … 2 for $1.25.

Other items that were tempting: Tuna bun, unrefrigerated napoleon, pineapple custard bun, apple turnovers, moon buns filled with vanilla custard, Portuguese egg tarts, regular egg tarts … well, almost everything … I like Taiwanese bakeries a lot.

The web site says they have piroshki, but this branch doesn’t carry it. Does anyone know of any Sheng Kee that makes piroshki … and how is it?

There is mention of a café on the website. This shop is only a bakery. Which shops have a café and is it any good?

They also have a few hot pastries like curry horns, chicken pie turnovers, etc.

The website link below has some of the baked goods. They have those loaves of Taiwanese breads (called toast) that I like so much … plain and in flavors like red bean, cheee, taro, pork sung, coconut, custard and pineapple custard. They also have raisin bread and a challah-like egg bread.

In 99 Ranch across the way, there is a Sogo bakery. I liked the Sogo on Warm Springs Road in Fremont next to Lion a whole lot, but the Richmond Sogo doesn’t look as good and doesn’t have as large a selection as Sheng Kee.

The website says the original Sheng Kee opened in a small village in Taipei in 1952. The mother of five named it sheng kee which means "For a Living"

When the children grew up, they expanded the business. The site says …

“We still search the world and bring you things like rich chocolate from Denmark, creamy butter from the south of France, fresh, tangy fruit fillings from Germany”

Sheng Kee Bakery

3288 Pierce St Ste C133
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 558-8807

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