Fay Da Bakery is a Chinese bakery that started out in Chinatown and then branched out to other areas and cities. The bakery has a lovely array of cakes, cheesecakes, buns, breads, cookies and other yummy baked goods. I had my eye on this poofy coconut flaked bun split down the middle filled with swirls of cream. Unfortunately, on my first visit to Fay Da in Chinatown, I didn’t have cash, so I could only gaze at this coconutty wonder. On another trip to Fay Da in the West Village, I had cash on hand, so I decided to try one. The cream coconut bun is out of this world good. I love this thing, and it’s probably my favorite pastry that I’ve had in a long time. The bun is sweet and soft and goes well with the sweet buttery filling. Seriously, I want the recipe to this delicious buttercream, if anyone has any idea how it’s made.
I also tried the Japanese cheesecake, which you will find is a tad sweeter than the average Japanese cheesecake. I really liked it.