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Looking for Mango Mochi and Bak Kwa

CrazyC Jun 21, 2007 05:35 PM

Hi there! Chicago Chowhound here... I am flying into SNA next weekend, and have been salivating over stories of mango mochi! So far all I have heard is that they have it at Hui Lau Shan in San Fran!

So, please help an out-of-towner out, please? Where can I get mango mochi?

And also, since I am from Singapore and have not been back in ages.... There has to be somewhere I can get bak kwa (barbecued pork jerky)! Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

  1. c
    Clyde Jun 22, 2007 10:53 AM

    being from Singpapore, if you are in the area of third and fairfax- the Farmer's Market, my favorite place there is Singapore's Banana Leaf. I don't think they have the jelly, but they have other authentic dishes.

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      CrazyC Jun 22, 2007 06:44 AM

      Oops... maybe I should have been more descriptive... I am not looking for mango mochi ice cream. This mango mochi is a piece of fresh mango, wrapped in the mochi flour with or without coconut on the outside.

      I found a post about the Phoenix Bakery, but it was from a few years back! Thanks for confirming, WHills!

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      1. re: CrazyC
        WHills Jun 22, 2007 08:09 AM

        Phoenix Bakery has one of the best mango mochis. It is filled with fresh pieces of mango and covered on the outside with coconut. They also have a really good rose bud/longan jello. There is a Phoenix Bakery in Monterey Park, Arcadia, Irvine and multiple other locations. I think they have a website, so you can search for a location near you. This is definitely what you are looking for. However, remember do not refridgerate the mochi before eating it or else it will get hard.

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        Vegasbuff Jun 21, 2007 08:20 PM

        Try the chocolate mochi at Fugetso-do too.

        I would also think that Mikawaya would also have mango mochi, since they make the mochi ice cream that most stores carry. Also located in J town and Torrance.

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          queen_elvis Jun 21, 2007 08:15 PM

          If you're willing to drive, there's a mochi shop in downtown LA's Little Tokyo called Fugetsu-Do. On First between Alameda and, um, Spring is the next major one. If you can't go that far, a 99 Ranch Market may provide.

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            LisaStitch Jun 21, 2007 08:13 PM

            Most if not all Gelsons and Pavilions grocery stores carry the mochi. And select Ralph's supermakets.

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              WHills Jun 21, 2007 07:22 PM

              Go to any Trader's Joes, and actually a lot of supermarkets has it. Trader Joe's definitely has it mango ice cream mochi.

              If you go to any 99 Ranch, www.99ranch.com, you will find a great variety of mango ice cream mochi.

              If you just want mango (no ice cream) mochi, go to Phoenix Bakery. There are multiple locations, depending on where you are located.

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              1. re: WHills
                Tmblweed Jun 22, 2007 01:15 PM

                On top of that, any 99 Ranch will pork jerky, either dried or barbecued, and either in spicy or sweet, as well.

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