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Tan Hung Bakery - GREAT French Baguette


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Tan Hung Bakery - GREAT French Baguette

mariacarmen | Jul 7, 2010 11:46 PM

I found this baguette at a local Mission grocery store - can't remember the name of it - on Mission & 16th Streets, on the side where the BofA atm is, next to the nursing home. it comes in the long baguette style and in a shorter version. The longer one comes in a wrapper that has an Eiffel Tower on it, and it says "BUTTER French Bread" on it. and it SMELLS like BUTTER. It is the closest thing i've found to the baguettes that are sold all over Little Saigon in Orange County at all the Vietnamese bakeries and bahn mi shops. Very light, crispy crust, fluffy, airy, yet chewy, and very flavorful inside, a tad sweet from all that butter. It's my favorite baguette (next to Acme's, which is a totally different animal). I buy it for my father, who has a hard time chewing semifreddi/acme/tartine-style, thicker crust baguettes, and he agrees this is the best he's had since leaving OC earlier this year. I haven't been to the bakery itself, which is apparently in Bayview, so I don't know what else they do, and so far I've only found the bread at this one grocery store - the rest of the Latin and/or Asian markets in the area sell the same flavorless rolls.

Tan Hung Bakery
1038 Revere Avenue San Francisco, CA 94124-3443 - (415) 822-8443

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