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Sep 11, 2006 02:58 PM

rec for moon cakes?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a Chinatown bakery with really good moon cakes?


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  1. I'm surprised this got no responses. No-one has had good moon cakes locally?

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    1. re: cheryl_h

      I've always gotten them shipped to me from HK by my relatives. In a pinch, we buy them at a store like Super 88 who ships them in from HK. I don't think I've ever bought ones made locally.

    2. I dont think you can go wrong with the bakery on the end of beach street near the arched gate. I forget the name, but its been there the longest and i always find everything there to be the best. I have not been to all the bakeries but have been to 3-4 others, i always end up back at that one. Its on the very end of the street across from Imperial Seafood and next to the small park area

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      1. re: hargau

        i agree that place is the best overall of the chinatown bakeries, though i'm ashamed to admit that i don't know what its name is even though i've been going there for years.

        1. re: passing thru

          I think that place might be called Hing Shing Bakery

      2. I don't think there are any really good moon cakes made locally...the best are made in HK, so you're better off stopping at a 88 or Ming's and getting a box there. The NYC ones are also ok.

        1. Thanks all. I know Hing Shing bakery, near the gate. They have terrific egg custard tarts.

          I've had the boxed moon cakes before but thought freshly made ones would be better. Perhaps I'll do some taste comparisons between the two this year.

          1. This weekend I had a black bean moon cake at Ho Yuen Bakery. My wife and I thought that it was delicious. Since it was the only moon cake I have had in 30 years, I may not be the best judge of the relative quality. It was beautiful, too. For about 30 seconds, I contemplated whether it was tto pretty to bite into.

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            1. re: Wineack

              Ho Yuen definitely has my favorites, as well. I go for their Lotus seed paste with two salted egg yolks, tho....Those salty yolks, and the dense, sweet paste really works for me.
              BTW, I saw moon cakes inported from Shanghai in the refrigerated section of Kam Man.