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Chia Te

9 Dec

I asked for the best Taiwanese Bakery, and the people at the I-house gave me this one. At least it’s the most famous, after for the taste, as there’re so many bakeries, it’s quite difficult to judge. Anyway, there were a lot of people there. It’s nearly like a factory!
Because in Taiwan, if you have guests or if you need to offer something to business partners, or just other people, Pineapple cakes are the best thing. So of course you have a lot of people coming.

I tried the Pineapple cake (they have a lot of different ones, but the most famous and typical is the Pineapple one, so!). It was great because it wasn’t too sweet compare with some other i already had, and the dough wasn’t as crumbly neither. Really good.

Then i picked my favorite Taiwanese traditional pastry after the Pineapple cake the Sun cake! I hate Moon cakes but i like Sun cakes. It’s a little bit like “frangipane” (not as good but it helps to wait for January). Again a lot of layers and it’s hard to eat, but it was good.

Then i tried for the first time the Milk cake. It’s pretty much the same as the Sun cake, except the filling inside, that i find too heavy. I prefer the Sun cake.

They also have jujube cakes, rasperry cakes, melon ones, red been, moon cakes, almond cookies…

Chia Te
Nanjing East Rd, Sc 5, N°88
MRT: Nanjing East Road

Boite de Bijou

9 Dec

I wanted to try it. I asked for a Far Breton, a Gâteau Basque and a Chocolate Kougelhof. I asked if i could eat there, and they told me ok. However if you wan to eat the cakes, you have to buy a drink (and when the drink is more expensive than the cake, it’s slightly bothering. Otherwise the shop is really nice and cozy and the cakes are well displayed. With Wendel it’s my favorite concerning the design of the shop.

The far breton was sooo small, only for one person (which is great in my case). Only a single prunce inside the far. The flan was nice and well done.

The chocolate-orange Kougelhof was also nice. Maybe a little too smooth because usually it’s a little harder (here you could squeeze it like a crêpe), but the taste was there. I’ll try the Panetton next time, and maybe the “Galette des rois” since it was nice.

The Gâteau Basque…Ok, this is a little bit special. Because i was expecting a real Gâteau Basque, that i have been waiting for more than 3 months now. SO i was really eager to try it. But tadam, when i cut it…no custard. I was sooooo disapointed. There were Maroons instead inside. WTF! Maroon in a Gâteau Basque? Have you ever seen that? I was thinking that again it was one of the Taiwanese thing and i was really getting fed up with it, but actually the taste was quite nice. The maroons are melting in the mouth, and the cake in itself is harder that a real Gâteau Basque, so it goes well and it’s not too heavy. Of course i wasn’t satisfied because it wasn’t the real one, but if you don’t take it for a Gâteau Basque, that’s good.

So far that’s my favorite with Sadaharu Aoki, but i haven’t really tried pastries yet, only cakes, so that’s not the same. I have to check the pastries next time. However the bread was too cooked, you can tell by the look, so i would rather go to Lalos. As in France: a good bakery is not a good pastry shop! (except for Des Gâteaux & du Pain).
I also saw that some MOF confiserie have been there and that their pastry chef was one of their students.

Lizhu Road ln 109
MRT: Liuzhangli

You Call Shine – NCCU

9 Dec

Another kind of take-away. Noodles. I wanted some cheap thing, here it goes: 35TWD. They’re called Typical Taiwanese noodles.

I know that fat is usually the thing that gives taste, but i think that even though the shop might have heard that their noodles didn’t taste like anything, only putting fat instead of meat isn’t that nice. Well, for 35TWD i shouldn’t expect much, but still that’s a little bit a bother. This was ok once, but next time i’ll try the dumplings in another shop.

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