Sunday, July 5, 2009

quaint traditional shops

In the days before gourmet chocolates and Western pastries altered our tastebuds, there're the traditional confectionery shops selling Chinese pastries. The assortment of biscuits and cakes are great for snack attacks. Somehow these have a more homely bite to it. It's still possible to find quaint old confectioneries like this one along our streets.

It's like a provisions shop but with a twist. This shop in Chinatown stocks clothes, household appliances and all things imaginable, using only paper. The Chinese burn them as paper offerings to their ancestors.

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  1. I like Chinese cakes and pastries. They are less sweet than the western versions.

    Have a great week.

  2. That is an interesting place. I would like to try Chinese sweets. Cool about the paper, too.

  3. What an interesting look at your world! I love a sweet shop of any kind and these look delightful!
    Great photos!

  4. chinese cakes and pastries are the very best...i miss my favorite places since moving from california to the middle of no where here in virginia :)
    enjoyed your post.

  5. Yummy snack attack post...I like the all paper shop too, nothing like doing your bit to increase global warming...I wonder if the prayers would cancel that out???


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