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Savory sweet sponge cake from Tao Hong Bakery in Chinatown 稻香西饼屋

HLing | Mar 19, 201205:06 PM     5

Tao Hong Bakery at 79 Chrystie Street (btw Grand and Hester) has been changing my impression of the pork song sponge cake for the better. Pork song 肉鬆, or soft pork jerky is sort of like bacon bits, but soft, and savory sweet. I'm attaching a picture instead of attempting to describe it. Let's just say, this version has very good proportion of the creamy sauce they use to the kind of song, and the fragrant and amazingly soft, eggy, and cool sponge cake - very easy to eat. When you step into the shop, it's in the top case straight ahead but not too visible.

Their egg tart has been quite the item, too. often sold out, especially delicious fresh out of the oven. The crust is thinner and lighter than my other egg-tart place Kawah bakery ( http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/587112). ( Though I was impressed with Kawah's use of special brown paper cup made from recycled paper the other day. such a small shop, yet much more responsible than those big starbuck chains...but that's another topic)

Tao Hong Bakery
稻香西饼屋
79 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
Tel: 212 219 0981
Fax: 212 219 0983

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Tao Hong Bakery
79 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

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