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Northen Chinese Style Mooncake?

Fearless Eater Sep 24, 2007 12:26 PM

When I was growing up in Korea, we used to get these Chinese mooncakes that are different from anything you find in LA. They had very light colored, almost white fillings that were rich in fat, crumbly and spicy. These mooncakes melted in your mouth. My father wants some of those, but I can't find them anywhere. Does anybody have idea what I'm talking about and where I can find them?

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  1. ipsedixit RE: Fearless Eater Sep 24, 2007 01:11 PM

    Sounds like you want Suzhou style mooncakes? Made with layers of white flaky dough (sort of like puff pastry)?

    Go to any chinese bakery in the SGV (or even some markets) and ask for things like "lwee doe pung" which will get you ones filled with sweet green beans. If you want savory ones ... you're on your own. My rudimentary and flawed ping-yin only goes so far.

    Good luck.

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      tanspace RE: ipsedixit Sep 24, 2007 02:44 PM

      He's talking about Shandong style moon cakes. It is round and flatter, similar in size as a niurouxianbing, Chinese hamburger. It is not nearly as common as the Cantonese style found everywhere here or even the Suzhou style (which can be found by Taiwanese places)

      Unfortunately I don't know where to find these in America. I'd like to get my hands on some as well.

      1. re: tanspace
        Fearless Eater RE: tanspace Sep 24, 2007 03:18 PM

        tanspace knows what I'm talking about. It's about 4~5 inches in diameter. With so many Chinese in the San Gabriel Valley area, you'd think somebody would carry them.

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