Chinese wife cake 老婆饼
Not exactly the same question, but I asked something similar not too far back:
I did try Kee Wah but they were unmemorable. Still have to try the others.
If you're after a chewy melon fix, those ubiquitous Chinese melon cakes might work. I've found these brands at Hawaii market:
Honey Dew Melon Cake (best, more browned crust)
- Hurng Fur Foods Factory Co, Ltd dba Nice Choice (Taiwan) - http://www.nicechoice.com.tw/
Muskmelon Cake (more fruit but crumbly)
- Affinity Food Co, Ltd - http://www.smilesun.com.tw/
The best ones I've found so far are made by the bakery inside of the 99 Ranch in Arcadia.
I've tried both Kee Wah and I fu Tang and also Diamond bakery and a bunch of others. I know there is one place around here that has the chewy ones but just don't remember. When I say chewy it is like mochi chewy and not as sweet as the normal paste. So kind of like a mochi wrapped with a flaky crust and pretty flat, not the puffy ones.
Most Chinese bakeries offer wife cake 老婆餅 for sale (yes, I use traditional Chinese characters, never simplified). You want the flaky, flat type, right?
Olympic Bakery, in the Kmart complex (corner of Las Tunas & Rosemead) has them. So does Diamond Bakery and JJ Bakery. Good luck.
I seriously hope no Chinese wives are offended by the fact that these cakes are flaky and flat...