When it comes to clairvoyant pastries, breaking apart a fortune cookie is much more dignified than digging through a jelly donut in search of a mini magic 8 ball. Find even more Asian indulgence in your future with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of Chinese baked goods at Kee Wah Bakery. Choose from their three locations in San Gabriel, Monterey Park, and Rowland Heights. This Groupon is not valid between August 30 and September 12.
An array of traditional Chinese delicacies and fresh-baked treats has lined Kee Wah Bakery's enticing shelves since it was founded in Hong Kong in 1938 and moved to the states in 1985. Specializing in traditional sweet mooncakes (starting at $6 each, available seasonally), the bakery also forges fresh breads three times per day. The self-serve pastry case allows cake connoisseurs and bun buffs to peruse a variety of other sweet treats, such as egg tarts ($1.20–$1.40) and pineapple-crisp buns ($0.80). Savory tidbits from hot-dog buns ($1.20) to curry pork pies ($1.80) satisfy a hope to finally eradicate the part of the tongue that keeps licking all the sugar cubes before every tea party. Bridal cakes wed blushing taste buds with a choice of individually portioned morsels, bundling them with fillings such as lotus seed or red-bean paste before filling out wedding registries to include nothing but frosting bags ($3.30–$3.90 each). Cashew-coffee cookies awaken appetites ($3.95 per bag), and crispy eggroll cookies ($8.90–$14.80 per box) make for a nectarous reinvention of their unlikely namesake.
Kee Wah Bakery
The first Kee Wah Bakery appeared in Hong Kong in 1938, where its moon cakes, bridal cakes, and other pastries gradually generated a loyal clientele. In 1985, when much of that clientele had migrated to the United States, Kee Wah set down new roots in LA to offer its signature floury goods to Californians. Patrons pick from crispy egg tarts, red-bean swirls, and pineapple crust buns using a self-serve bakery system, which is refilled with fresh breads baked three times a day. During the autumn, when the Chinese Lunar Festival is in full swing, the bakery churns out moon cakes filled with lotus seed and red-bean paste. The shop's three locations in the San Gabriel Valley—Monterey Park, San Gabriel, and Rowland Heights—help meet the demand for Chinese wedding cakes and almond cookies throughout the valley.