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Apr 1, 2008 10:05 AM

Chinese Honey Bows?

Long ago there was a couple of bakeries on Mott St. that would sell these hard to describe, but they were like large flaky thin fried dough in the shape of a twisted bow. I don't know what they are called, they were similar to oversized kruschiki. They would always be on a counter top dripping in fresh honey. I never see them anymore. Any idea where I can find these again?

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  1. To my surprise I bought these recently at New Spring Garden Restaurant 912 65th St (between 9th Ave & Fort Hamilton Parkway. When I ask on Mott Street for them they all look at me like I am from Mars. I wonder why these aren't popular or even sold during New Years anymore.

    1. Mei Li Wah on Bayard Street in Chinatown sells them. They're in a display case on the left side of the counter by the entrance. They were such a special treat when I was a kid...before the calorie counting started. Happy eating!

      1. Thank you, @BklynBlaise for your info. I, too enjoyed honey bows many years ago. Today I found them at Mei Li Wah. The other bakeries in Chinatown don't even know what you're talking about when you ask for honey bows!

        Anyway, I've taken a photo for anyone who doesn't know what honey bows are. I think the bakery uses the same dough as the crispy noodles that are often served in the Chinese restaurants before your meal. These are just like a giant crispy noodle, coated with delicious honey.