Sometimes we get cravings for cheap sweets from Chinese bakeries. Normally paying a few dollars for some red bean and custard filled buns is enough to satisfy us but sometimes the low price is also reflected by poor quality (one of these was so dry inside it seemed to barely have any filling at all!). We tried to buy a custard bun but it was labeled improperly so we ended up with two red bean filled ones instead, oh well.
I've been fond of these spongy gelatinous rice cakes ever since I was a little kid. Every once in a while my parents would take my brothers and I to a Chinese bakery for rice cakes and egg tarts and it was exciting because we didn't get sweets or treats very often. The rice cakes have an interesting flavor - kind of like a mix of sweet and sour - and it really appeals to me because I don't really like my desserts overly sweet. It's been a few years since I've had an egg tart so maybe next time I will get one for nostalgia's sake. Any suggestions for what to get at Chinese bakeries?