Friday, August 20, 2010

Day 5

Green Bean Bun: I'm getting ready to head out for the weekend, so luckily this post is being done with breakfast. This is an Asian pastry I picked up during my Bu-Hi Farmer's Market haul last weekend. I've had a couple of things from Asian bakeries before, but never one of these. Based on the appearance in the package, I wasn't sure what it was going to taste like - sweet, salty, buttery? Well, none of these, really.

It wasn't much different from a normal pastry, but the texture was light and airy, with none of the buttery glazing you're used to from traditional bakeries. The filling was made from a sweet green bean paste, but not green beans like you eat in the south. Totally enjoyable, and could be appreciated by anyone that likes baked goods. I'm really starting to like stuff from Asian bakeries, so if anyone reading can recommend more, please let me know.

9 comments:

  1. There is an Asian pastry shop in the p'tree ind. Super Hmart in the food court side. Andrew and I have picked up several things from there that we liked. Of course, I can't remember specifically what we got, but you should check it out.

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  2. Excellent, I will check it out!

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  3. Hansel and Gretel is a great bakery! it's on old peachtree road inside the Assi's shopping plaza.

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  4. There are so many...one I recommend is Joli-Kobe (the one in the Prado plaza on Roswell Road). It's authentic Japanese...my favorite is Yakisoba-pan but many are good

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  5. white windmill has a couple of outposts in atlanta: one in the super h mart up in duluth and the other one on buhi. they offer something they call "shoo cream." it looks and is packaged just like your green bean bun, but the filling is slightly sweet cream. it is my go-to comfort food. and my hubby, a very picky southern white boy, really likes it.

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  6. All these options sound good, will def. check them out - thanks again!

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  7. The Asian green beans are http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mung_bean You can find all dried, curd and sprout-forms at Buford Highway Farmers Market or many other Asian grocery stores around the town in bulk and tofu sections.

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  8. You definitely need to check out Super H-Mart; they are all over Gwinnett. You'll never run out of weird Asian stuff you've never tried before.

    I await your post on Durian. :)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durian

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  9. Love! I like the Custard Bun better or the Butter Cream Buns ^^

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