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Jun 24, 2010 03:08 PM

"chewy cookie" at Yummy Bakery

This new bakery on Jackson in SF Chinatown has some unusual baked goods, both sweet and savory.

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The "chewy cookie" is a delicious mystery to me. Flat and brown, like an Italian Florentine cookie, it has a chewy toffee texture with a crispy topping and tastes a little sweet, a little salty, a lot sesame-y, and meaty. Yes, meaty. Lard? Shredded dried pork sung, which shows up in other baked goods at Yummy Bakery? I don't know, but I wish I did. Photos of the sign and cookie, attached. What do the characters mean? And does this sound like a familiar Chinese bakery item or unique to Yummy Bakery?

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

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  1. real late reply, but I just saw this now. In case you still want to know, that cookie is called "gai jai beng" in Canto. It translates to "little chicken cookie." There is shortening or lard in it, along with some onion and garlic flavoring and I dunno what else. Maybe some maltose and flour. You can find them at other bakeries. I don't think there is any pork sung in it.