It's much lighter than a mooncake, with a flaky egg yolk-brushed crust and a sweet, almost-crystallized-candy interior.
The filling is made from winter melons, which my aunt says are grown fresh in Sacramento, and made locally. However I am a ridiculously bad blogger that forgot the name of the bakery she got them from. Maybe I will ask here again later and then come back and edit, that way it looks like I knew what I was talking about from the beginning!
|A winter melon. (source)|
|Part of the honeydew family. (source)|
Incidentally, I don't think I've ever had fresh winter melon. Have you had winter melon before? I hear it makes for a pretty tasty melon soup too.
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