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Korean Red Bean bread

danny_w Apr 15, 2011 07:22 AM

I have bought this bread at Han Yang Market and New Oriental Market, but was wondering if there is a source for a better quality bread in Austin. I believe that they both carry a bread from a bakery in Dallas (I can't remember the name right now - New York Bakery perhaps?). My fiancee is Korean and turned me on to this wonderful bread (which I LOVE) but says that the quality is not that great. Does anybody know of any other source in the Austin area?

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    conquer Apr 18, 2011 08:29 AM

    Frankly, I think the Korean kind/brand at Han Yang/New Oriental is better than the Chinese you can get in Austin (MT, Asia Market, Lucky Bakery). The bread's denser, with a more substantial filling. The Chinese breads are cheaper, though.

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      stephanieh Apr 17, 2011 05:45 PM

      Have you tried Lucky Bakery? Their website says they have it. I haven't been there, but to be honest I wouldn't know good red bean bread from bad. http://www.lucky-bakery.com/bread.html

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        danny_w Apr 18, 2011 07:08 AM

        Thank you stephanieh, I will go by and see what they have. Since they are a Chinese bakery the bread may not be what I am looking for but I would like to see their selection. All of this is a new experience for me and I am just starting to learn.

        1. re: danny_w
          stephanieh Apr 19, 2011 01:45 PM

          I saw they were different countries. I thought it might be nice to have some from a bakery vs bread that's shipped in, just for comparison. I've been meaning to go to Lucky Bakery to try some.

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        danny_w Apr 17, 2011 11:30 AM

        Nobody? Surely somebody in the Chowhound community knows...

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