I went to a bakery the other day and was reminded of my experiences in Japan, Hong Kong and China. Over there are trays of fresh and packaged pastries. You take an empty basket or tray and go around and pick up what you want. The pastries are light and fluffy and subtly sweet. The desserts, snacks and candies are tooooo sweet in hte states. Not so sweet sweets.
Oh how I miss Asia.