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some baked goodies to try

cock's tail buns (gai mei bao)
in the shape of a cock's tail, these buns are filled with a sweet coconut paste

coconut tarts (ye tot)
yellow tarts made with coconut, usually garnished with a cherry on top

custard egg tarts (dan tot)
a Chinatown favorite, they are made with egg custard baked in a flaky crust

hot dog buns (cheung zai bao)
a tasty combo of both NYC and Chinatown - these are buns with a hot dog enveloped in sweet, fluffy bread and sometimes topped with a honey glaze

pineapple buns (bo lo bao)
a delicious bakery staple but don't let the name fool you; these buns resemble pineapples but do not contain any pineapple ingredients. Instead, they are filled with a sweet mild custard filling or made plain

red bean paste buns (hong dau sa bao)
contains a smooth red bean paste filling, has an exotic semi-sweet flavor and is made with sweet bread


roast pork buns (char siu chan bao)
whether steamed or baked, these delicious buns blend the sweetness of the bread with the savory taste of Chinese BBQ-flavored roast pork


Most of the bakeries in Chinatown carry classic Chinese baked goods such as egg tarts and almond cookies not found anywhere else in the City.


Proximity to Little Italy, and the cultural blend of American and Chinese heritage means that some bakery items have a fresh, continental twist.

Where to find Chinese baked goods?