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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, 10:00 am
    Post #31 - September 12th, 2016, 10:00 am Post #31 - September 12th, 2016, 10:00 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, 10:31 am
    Post #32 - September 12th, 2016, 10:31 am Post #32 - September 12th, 2016, 10:31 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, 11:06 am
    Post #33 - September 12th, 2016, 11:06 am Post #33 - September 12th, 2016, 11:06 am
    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, 5:04 pm
    Post #34 - April 12th, 2018, 5:04 pm Post #34 - April 12th, 2018, 5:04 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

    Chiu Quon, count me a Fan!
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #35 - April 13th, 2018, 12:32 pm
    Post #35 - April 13th, 2018, 12:32 pm Post #35 - April 13th, 2018, 12:32 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, 3:39 pm
    Post #36 - April 13th, 2018, 3:39 pm Post #36 - April 13th, 2018, 3:39 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, 3:53 pm
    Post #37 - April 19th, 2018, 3:53 pm Post #37 - April 19th, 2018, 3:53 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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  • Post #38 - April 9th, 2019, 11:12 am
    Post #38 - April 9th, 2019, 11:12 am Post #38 - April 9th, 2019, 11:12 am
    Hadn't been to the Wentworth Ave location for quite awhile. Last night purchased a couple of Portuguese Egg Tarts, for the extra $0.10 per over the egg tarts, the quality of the Portuguese Egg Tarts in my opinion is so well worth the extra cost, simply amazing taste/texture!!
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #39 - September 7th, 2019, 1:25 pm
    Post #39 - September 7th, 2019, 1:25 pm Post #39 - September 7th, 2019, 1:25 pm
    I am hot dog bun. Hear me roar! #lowslowbbq #countmeafan #chinesehotdogbun #chiuquonbakery
    HotDogBunRoarP1.jpg Hot Dog Bun, count me a Fan!
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #40 - September 7th, 2019, 1:33 pm
    Post #40 - September 7th, 2019, 1:33 pm Post #40 - September 7th, 2019, 1:33 pm
    G Wiv wrote:I am hot dog bun. Hear me roar! #lowslowbbq #countmeafan #chinesehotdogbun #chiuquonbakery
    HotDogBunRoarP1.jpg

    Call the mohle! :o

    =R=
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  • Post #41 - June 10th, 2020, 1:57 pm
    Post #41 - June 10th, 2020, 1:57 pm Post #41 - June 10th, 2020, 1:57 pm
    Took a drive along the lake with the bride. One of the stops was Chiu Quon, Chinatown for a milk tea, sausage bun and Portuguese Egg Tarts. Not a ghost town but Chinatown was not exactly bustling. Chiu Quon's dining room closed off, plastic or plastic like screens up between staff and customers. Attention being paid to the new-normal. Cash only, where in the past Chiu Quon, Chinatown took credit cards. (Argyle never took, or takes, credit cards)

    ChiuQuonChinatown6.jpg Portuguese Egg Tarts

    ChiuQuonChinatown3.jpg Wentworth, North

    ChiuQuonChinatown1.jpg Wentworth, South


    Chiu Quon, count me a Fan!
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #42 - June 11th, 2020, 5:07 am
    Post #42 - June 11th, 2020, 5:07 am Post #42 - June 11th, 2020, 5:07 am
    Felt cute, might delete later. :)

    SausageBun4.jpg Chinese Sausage Bun

    Chinese Sausage Bun, count me a Fan!
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #43 - June 11th, 2020, 12:10 pm
    Post #43 - June 11th, 2020, 12:10 pm Post #43 - June 11th, 2020, 12:10 pm
    Homer Simpson drool. (and no, not for THAT.)
    My beloved Daguan Noodle like a dim memory of what used to be, in the distance. Matter of fact, Thursday was generally Daguan day.

    Soon. Hopefully very soon.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #44 - June 12th, 2020, 1:29 pm
    Post #44 - June 12th, 2020, 1:29 pm Post #44 - June 12th, 2020, 1:29 pm
    I'm glad to have them back open, and my kids will be, too, but weird that they're now cash only when, if anything, a lot of places have gone the opposite direction, totally cash free.
  • Post #45 - January 30th, 2021, 6:13 pm
    Post #45 - January 30th, 2021, 6:13 pm Post #45 - January 30th, 2021, 6:13 pm
    Hi,

    Chio Quon has a new location at 88 Market located just inside the grocery store. Serve yourself with a Barbie- or Hello Kitty-level cute tray with equally cute tongs, which are sanitized after each customer. You lift a bin door and a tray extends to ease your efforts to pick out individually wrapped BBQ buns or whatever you wish.

    Easy and free parking make this visit far more convenient than their other two locations.

    The parking lot in front will be restripped in the spring to make them wider. According to a management team member for 88, there will be 500-car indoor parking available sometime soon.

    88 Marketplace
    2105 S Jefferson St
    Chicago IL
    312-846-6962
    https://www.facebook.com/88MarketplaceChicago/

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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