After our lunch at Din Tai Fung Dumpling House, The Astronomer was craving some sweet carbohydrates. J.J. Bakery is located in the same complex as the dumpling house and looked mighty inviting. The majority of the pastries at J.J. are made from the classic Chinese sweet dough a la Pham Nguyen and K.C.’s Pastries. There’s also a lovely selection of dainty Asian-style cakes. Prices are a bit high (anywhere from $1 to $4 per pastry), but the smell brought back memories of our favorite spots and made a purchase hard to resist. The Astronomer chose a pineapple-filled bun and a flaky almond puff pastry. Neither one was mind-blowing, but the almond pastry had just the right amount of sweet topping and definitely hit the spot. If you’re ever looking for dessert after a meal at Din Tai Fung Dumpling House, a pastry from J. J. Bakery will do quite nicely.
1130 S. Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007