My friend Danny's family has been baking up some of the best things in Chinatown for over 10 years. As an adult, he is learning his Father's recipes. Danny told me that his Father used to keep a lock on the door when preparing their signature desserts to keep them a secret from the rest of the world. That is top secret stuff!
Though the bakery is not large, they produce an assortment of pastries that include their red bean cakes and almond cookies. Other big sellers include their red bean and sesame soups. While sitting and chatting with my friend, I noticed that many of his customers were also my customers and neighbors. Lucky Star is a Chinatown treasure that I hope continues on for another generation!
LUCKY STAR BAKERY
NEW YORK, NY 10013