Who makes hodo kwaja Korean pastry in Bay Area?
Anyone know where I can find hodo kwaja -- Korean red bean paste and walnut pastries -- in South Bay, Peninsula or SF? Went to Baker's Village in Santa Clara, they don't make it. I'm drooling for them. Thanks in advance...
1484 Halford Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95051
I think them at First Korean Market about two years ago. It was in front of the cash register area and they only had it once in a while. You can give them a call and check. Maybe they might know where to get them if they don't make them anymore:
Someone posted a recipe here:
I've noticed that Hankook Market in Sunnyvale (on El Camino Real, just north of Lawrence Expwy) sold speciality cakes from a couple of Korean bakeries, Yewon Bakery and Seoul Rice Cake Bakery — both which are located in Santa Clara. I haven't visited either of them directly yet, though. Perhaps they might make what you're looking for?
Side note: I had some really tasty black sticky rice cakes (by Yewon, I think?) which I picked up at Hankook. Not too sweet, and had nice junks of jujube, pumpkin and black bean; I could've done without the green peas in there as well, but that's just my own textural preference.
re: Robert Lauriston
I was in Jin's Bakery just recently, but didn't notice any hodo. I'll try to go back soon.
Also, they just opened a Tous Les Jours in Santa Clara. The tuna croquette wasn't bad, but the twin egg bread that came out as we left looked really good.
Tous Les Jours
3535 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051