1600 South De Anza Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95129
There's been a couple Sogo bakeries popping up in the Bay Area. In addition to having their own stores, a lot of the Ranch 99 bakeries have been taken over by Sogo. I was pretty sad to see Sogo take over a lot of the Ranch 99 bakeries because the Sogo products cost a lot more and I don't think they are that much better.
After lunch with my mom, we passed by a Sogo Bakery. I can't resist browsing chinese bakeries, so of course I had to take a look. It was your usual array of chinese breads and cakes. Baby Bro seemed really impressed with the cakes and kept taking pictures. He thought the fact that the tiramisu cake actually says "tiramisu" was so clever.
They had some egg tarts that were on special for $1, so I picked up two. I had hoped to take pictures when I got home, but I brought them back to San Diego and they got smashed. They tasted alright, but they didn't have the egg tart shell that I prefer.
However, when I saw these panda cookies, I was so excited. A small box of panda cookies were being sold for $2.50. My mom didn't understand my excitement. These panda cookies were so adorable! The cutest panda-shaped foods I have ever seen. I could eat these all day.
This is what the package looks like. The package is packed with cookies. Mine is already opened with several cookies missing.
The cookies are basically a vanilla and chocolate butter cookie. I'm not sure how the made these cookies. I'm used to panda shaped baked goods being blobs of chocolate dough strategically placed to make a panda face shape. However the details of these pandas make it seem like the eyes and such were drawn on. However, the black chocolate cookie portions go all the way through the entire cookie.
I would love to get my hand on more of these adorable cookies. Unfortunately, no sogo bakeries in San Diego.