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Baked Goods at Chiu Quon (photo essay)

Baked Goods at Chiu Quon (photo essay)
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  • Post #31 - September 12th, 2016, 11:00 am
    Post #31 - September 12th, 2016, 11:00 am Post #31 - September 12th, 2016, 11:00 am
    Chiu Quon Bakery, which opened its first location in 1986, has now opened its third location. It’s right in time for the Autumn Moon Festival. Find the usual assortment of dim sum and other Chinese baked goods. 2253 S. Wentworth Ave.

    http://chicago.eater.com/2016/9/9/12865 ... inter-2016
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  • Post #32 - September 12th, 2016, 11:31 am
    Post #32 - September 12th, 2016, 11:31 am Post #32 - September 12th, 2016, 11:31 am
    Dave148 wrote:
    Chiu Quon Bakery, which opened its first location in 1986, has now opened its third location. It’s right in time for the Autumn Moon Festival. Find the usual assortment of dim sum and other Chinese baked goods. 2253 S. Wentworth Ave.

    http://chicago.eater.com/2016/9/9/12865 ... inter-2016


    slightly confused, seems like it's across the street from the current chinatown location?
  • Post #33 - September 12th, 2016, 12:06 pm
    Post #33 - September 12th, 2016, 12:06 pm Post #33 - September 12th, 2016, 12:06 pm
    dudefella wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:
    Chiu Quon Bakery, which opened its first location in 1986, has now opened its third location. It’s right in time for the Autumn Moon Festival. Find the usual assortment of dim sum and other Chinese baked goods. 2253 S. Wentworth Ave.

    http://chicago.eater.com/2016/9/9/12865 ... inter-2016


    slightly confused, seems like it's across the street from the current chinatown location?


    That is correct. It puzzled me as they were building it. Now that it is open, I am not sure if the old one will close or if they will literally have two locations so close together.
  • Post #34 - April 12th, 2018, 6:04 pm
    Post #34 - April 12th, 2018, 6:04 pm Post #34 - April 12th, 2018, 6:04 pm
    Pork cookies from Chiu Quon Bakery- Uptown. New to me, delicious and addictive. Pork, sesame seeds, caramel.

    ChiuQuonLTH1.jpg Pork cookies, Chiu Quon Bakery- Uptown


    I'm a fan of Chiu Quon Bakery go to Argyle most often but also Chinatown. I eat breakfast there once or twice a month, chow fun with either fresh or dried shrimp, warm soft tofu and deep fried dough sticks for dunking. They also do a terrific egg tart and sesame ball. The ha gow, pot sticker and siu mai are tasty but I don't typically get those for some reason or other.

    ChiuQuonNew2.jpg Egg Tart, Chiu Quon Bakery

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  • Post #35 - April 13th, 2018, 1:32 pm
    Post #35 - April 13th, 2018, 1:32 pm Post #35 - April 13th, 2018, 1:32 pm
    Pork cookies


    I know these as "little chicken cookies" (雞仔餅) or sometimes they are called Phoenix cookies (siu feng cookies or xiaofeng cookies 小鳳餅) . There's some sort of legend associated with it about a cook making a snack out of some odds and ends that kind of ended up looking like little chickens. Here's a cooking video, in Cantonese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6U2BFBf7LE
  • Post #36 - April 13th, 2018, 4:39 pm
    Post #36 - April 13th, 2018, 4:39 pm Post #36 - April 13th, 2018, 4:39 pm
    There's a bakery near the south end of Chinatown that also does pork cookies.
    I'm also a fan of the curry-filled donuts you can find at Japanese places such as Mitsuwa's Hippo Bakery and the one just inside Assi Plaza in Niles. You wouldn't think that would work, but man it sure does. Someone selling those from a cart outside bars could make a mint.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #37 - April 19th, 2018, 4:53 pm
    Post #37 - April 19th, 2018, 4:53 pm Post #37 - April 19th, 2018, 4:53 pm
    We ordered the fried sesame balls from Chiu Quon (Argyle location) for our wedding (along with a whole roasted pig from Sun Wah). Very affordable pricing (I believe $1 each). Similar to others - our order of 50 sesame balls was placed a week ahead of time and confirmed, but when my family member arrived to pick up on the day of the wedding, the sesame balls weren't ready. They were still being fried, so when they were ready 30 minutes later, they were hot and fresh. But fortunately we allowed plenty of time for both the pig and the sesame balls to arrive at the wedding venue, to account for the delay. Chiu Quon is cash only.

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