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Sep 15, 2010 09:29 PM

snowskin mooncake

The Mid-Autumn Festival is upon us! Are there any bakeries that sell individual snowskin mooncakes? Methinks 'twould not be a good idea to have a box of these babies lying around!

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  1. Double Crispy Bakery on Grand has them.

    Off topic but I don't like how they're misnamed. In Chinese it turns out they're literally 'ice-skin'/'cool-skin' mooncakes, not 'snow-skin' I went in asking for 'snow-skin' mooncakes once and they gave me a blank look, but then they figured out what I wanted.

    Double Crispy Bakery
    230 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

    9 Replies
    1. re: sedela

      I tried Double Crispy today and wasn't a big fan. The lotus filling was not solid enough and fell out of the mooncake after I bit into it. The sesame was okay. Regular mooncakes were not very rich or sweet. Admittedly I prefer lotus over red bean so that may have biased me against the regular.

      1. re: sedela

        fyi it literally translates to ice skin moon cake (bing pi yue bing)

        off original subject, but i've been liking the malaysian moon cakes from foh san (a famous dim sum / moon cake restaurant in ipoh, malaysia....ipoh is known for having very good food, mainly a chinese city). Get the one that says like imperial something with one egg yolk. I like them better b/c they mix the lotus paste with some pandan leaf and coconut milk, the flavor is pretty good. I also tried the durian ones, i liked them, but you obviously have to like durian

        Most of the malay places are selling them, but ive been getting mine from overseas on canal

        1. re: Lau

          Can you tell me what makes for a good ice skin mooncake? I prefer the mooncakes I first learned to love with a very rich skin and lotus and perhaps duck yolk filling. Perhaps I am not appreciating the ice skin mooncakes on their own terms.

          Is Overseas a bakery or a store? I wouldn't mind stopping in for a few pandan and coconut minis, but I don't want to buy a whole gift set of mooncake.

          1. re: JungMann

            i'm old school so i rarely get ice skin mooncakes, they have a sort of mochi like skin, i think its made out of rice

            overseas is a malay restaurant, they happen to sell alot of malay products in the back of their restaurant. They aren't minis they are regular sized ones, but they do sell them individually. If you happen to be in flushing all of the malay restaurants sell them there too. overseas also sells the instant white coffee, not as good as the real one, but still pretty good

            1. re: Lau

              Lau, not to hijack or anything, but haven't seen any Suzhou-style ones anywhere this year (the small ones with the unglazed taiyang bing-style flaky pastry)? Haven't myself.

              1. re: buttertart

                i thought i saw them in flushing when i was there this weekend at that place that has all the su bings and shao bing on main street that is next to chao zhou restaurant on main street

                ive only had the suzhou style ones a few times, i usually stick to the cantonese ones...they are pretty good though

                  1. re: buttertart

                    id imagine they'd be alot easier to find in flushing just b/c there is a much more diverse set of chinese and substantially more non-cantonese / fuzhou chinese