Mochi Buns @ Good Morning Bakery

Thursday, April 26, 2007 6 No tags Permalink 0


I know I’ve already written a lot on mochi buns from Chinese bakeries. But there’s just something about these creatures that set them apart from all other Asian pastries. I think I could eat one everyday and never bore of them. I’ve tried a good five or six mochi buns from different bakeries around the Rowland Heights and San Gabriel area. But you want to know a little secret? The best mochi buns are not to be found a Chinese or Japanese bakery, but this one tiny, gasp, Korean bakery with a one store in Rowland Heights and another in Diamond Bar.

My affair remains steady with Good Morning Bakery. While your eyes may wander to meringue longs, banana cake (in the shape of a banana too!), curry doughnuts and mini madelines, you must direct your eyes back, because there’s only one thing worth seeking out. Red Bean Mochi Buns.

What’s so special about them, you ask. Well, if you part with a mere $.80, you might experience something that’s far better than making out with drunk males on a Saturday night. Not that I do or anything! It’s gorgeous, this bun. And it’s different from all other mochi buns because it is FLAT. Like smashed down kind of flat. Whereas other buns are hollow inside with the mochi and mashed beans on the bottom, the tops here are sealed down so that there is no unnecessary air gap. It’s dense, but not rich so you can take it all in one go and not feel overwhelmed.

Here are the innards! I told you it was beautiful! Look at that, soft bread, the slightest bit crusty with a sprinkle of black and white sesame seeds, mashed azuki beans and addictively sticky, chewy mochi hugging it from either side. The three components just kinda meld so effortlessly into one another, this bun asks nothing more of you than to eat it. So hard not to love. The beans are barely sweetened, and while it’s a pastry, I wouldn’t classify it as dessert…go ahead and have two in a day! Have I really found bliss in a bun? You bet :)

Good Morning Bakery
18889 E. Colima Rd #A
Rowland Heights, Ca 91748
(626) 964-6002

6 Comments
  • shann
    April 26, 2007

    i always want everything you post about! i had a pumpkin cookie with maple frosting from the f. market today! it was an impulse buy. but it was really good! i hope you get my mail soon! 10 more days for you :o)

  • shann
    April 26, 2007

    sorry about all the !!!!

  • KirkK
    April 26, 2007

    Hey Kathy – That’s too funny,”you part with a mere $.80,you might experience something thats far better than making out with drunk males on a Saturday night.” 80cents, huh? lol! ;o)

  • rowena
    April 26, 2007

    “making out with drunk males on a Saturday night”???Well it might depend on who the drunk male is. (joke! joke!) Thanks for putting a grin on my face and a yen in my tummy on this Thursday morn, I’mma be smilin’ alllll day long! ;-)

  • anonymous
    April 26, 2007

    making out with drunk males on a saturday night… for some reason, almost anything sounds better than that for me =Danother favorite of mine in korea bakeries is the butter cream sandwich. it’s just like a pb&j, but with butter cream instead. a lightly whipped cream spread out on an equally buttery slice of bread makes for a great snack.but if anything, my all-time favorite is a japanese creation… the potato koroke!!! mmmm… it’s good enough to pass as a meal!!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    April 26, 2007

    Shann!oooh, i love pumpkin anything! that sounds soo good. where’s the f market?…or did you write about in your letter, hehe. Yay! Your mom gets here today, have super fun and eat a lot, and if the weather is good, most importantly, SHAKE SHACK it for me please! :)Hey Kirk!hehe, give me the two options and i would rather have the $.80 bun…unless…it’s a particularly gooood looking male! ;)Hey Rowena!I’m glad I put a smile on your face, that’s about the best thing anyone can do :) (it really DOES depend on who the male is…haven’t found one worth trading in a bun for, but hopefully that will change soon! :)Hey Ed!oh man, I’ve seen the butter cream sandwich, but never in the single serving size…only in massive loaf sized servings. I fear that I’ll finish the whole loaf in a sitting. I’ll check more carefully next time, but gah, now I am craving it! Chee, how can I crave something I’ve never had?! ;) I’ll be on the lookout for it!

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