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Lung Moon (CLOSED)

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  1. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Moon cake at Lung Moon

  2. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia RollisonAlmond roll at Lung Moon
  3. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia RollisonSticky rice ball at Lung Moon
  4. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia RollisonEgg custard tart at Lung Moon
  5. Photograph: Alvina Lai
    Photograph: Alvina LaiAlmond roll cake at Lung Moon

Time Out says

Moon cakes—the Chinese answer to the holiday fruitcake—are traditionally enjoyed during China’s Mid-Autumn Festival, but this bare-bones bakery doles out the special-occasion sweet year-round. Owner Tak Law—a Hong Kong native—fills the mini cakes with dense lotus-seed paste, lending them a light nuttiness. The cakes are punctuated with a rich, cooked-through duck egg yolk that adds a nice salt (and, when cut in half, resembles a moon). The funky treat is an acquired taste for Western tongues, so for more familiar fare, look to featherweight, mildly sweet cakes like the almond roll, sheathed in nut slivers, or the simple, spongy angel food cake.


83 Mulberry St
Cross street:
between Bayard and Canal Sts
Subway: J, Z, N, Q, R, 6 to Canal St
Average moon cake: $4. Cash only
Opening hours:
Daily 7:30am–8pm
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