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Walk down Broadway in Chinatown—or any strip mall in the SGV—and you’ll likely be hit with the scent of sweet bread baking. At Chinese bakeries around Los Angeles, shelves are stocked to the brim with pillowy buns, loaves and tarts, some filled with red bean paste, others shining golden with egg custard. There’s usually a method to the madness: Grab a tray, fill it with individually-wrapped desserts and then head to the register (where you’ll probably have to pay in cash, as many of these bakeries require a minimum to use a card). Not sure where to start? Check out our favorite Chinese bakeries for something sweet to get you through the day.