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Egg White Egg Tarts at Yummy Bakery and Cafe in Chinatown

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Yummy Bakery and Cafe has only been open a few weeks but it seems they've made quite a splash, particularly with their egg white egg tarts. I've only seen egg white egg tarts in Manhattan Chinatown, though they have apparently been a staple in Hong Kong for a number of years. They're definitely very tasty, perhaps not quite as good as regular egg tarts, but considering the lack of egg yolks it's more than a fair trade off. (However, the crust is so crisp and flaky that I'm afraid to ask what it's made of.) They also have a number of other very interesting bakery items, particularly the Mexico Bun, which is in the shape of a large baked bao but has a crust like you see on Mexican sweet bread. This is something I've seen in Hong Kong, but not in the Bay Area. If there are other sightings of egg white egg tarts or Mexico buns in the Bay area I'd appreciate hearing about it. Yummy Bakery & Cafe also has a variety of non-Chinese baked goods. It's located at 607 Jackson St., next to the still closed Star Lunch location.

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  1. I've seen the egg white tarts at Good Luck Dim Sum in the Richmond... but I haven't had them in years so I don't know if there have been more recent sightings.

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    Good Luck Dim Sum
    736 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

    1. Is there much in the way of savory dim sum, e.g., dumplings? And since Cafe is part of its name, does it have much seating for eating in?

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      Yummy Bakery and Cafe
      607 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94108

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      1. re: Melanie Wong

        Cafe is sort of a misnomer--it's just like a lot of the other Chinatown bakeries (some of which also call themselves "Cafe" or "Restaurant") with a display counter and two or three tables against the wall.

        1. re: Melanie Wong

          Not dumplings, but some savory pastries like "parmesan twist" and a rolled sweet sponge cake with scallions and shredded fried pork sung, which was more interesting than tasty.

        2. Cafe Bakery and Donut Time on Noriega in the Sunset have Mexico buns.

          I've seen egg white egg tarts around the Richmond district but can't remember which spots.

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          Cafe Bakery
          1365 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122