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In search of Hong Kong style pastry


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In search of Hong Kong style pastry

mudfud | Jul 24, 2002 04:56 AM

I have visited numerous Chinese bakeries in Chinatown and failed to find this particularly delicious pastry that I had in Hong Kong. It is called "sha yung" and it is basically a puffy fried dough covered with sugar.

There are a few bakeries that claimed to sell them but they turned out to be sugar donuts, which sha yung is not. The only thing they have in common is that both of them are golden brown. Sha yung is supposed to be filled with air (almost like the puffy Indian poori bread) but it is amorphous, almost ameboid.

Does anyone know whether it is possible to find authetic Hong Kong style "Sha Yung" in NYC?

Thank you very much in advance.

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