Tag Archive | Chinatown

It’s Moon Cake Time! Happy Mid-Autumn Festival.

When was the last time you presented someone with a fruitcake? It’s Zhōngqiū Jié, the Mid-Autumn Harvest festival in China. This year, the official date of the holiday is September 19th. The date changes but is always during the 8th month on the 15th day on the Chinese calendar when there is a full moon. […]

Smashed Sesame Red Bean Bun from White Swan Bakery in Chinatown, NYC

I’m a sucker for Chinese bakeries. After meeting a friend for dinner in New York’s Chinatown, the unassuming White Swan Bakery caught my eye. Located on 24 Bowery (Pell/Bayard), they sell a variety of items including cakes, rolls, pork buns, noodles and bubble teas. I didn’t see anything costing more than $5. I got a […]