One of the most popular snacks in Taipei is undoubtedly their pineapple tarts. If you have not tried them, they taste like a pastry with fillings made up of processed pineapples. In Taiwan, pineapple tarts is called Fènglísū (鳳梨酥). The main difference between the Taiwanese version of Pineapple Tart and Singapore is that the Taiwanese Pineapple tarts are typically less sweet. Here are the 3 best bakery in Taipei to check out.
Chia Te Bakery
The leader of the pack is Chia Te Bakery; famous for its pineapple tarts that are said to be freshly made. Ranked at #6 of all top restaurants in Trip advisor, and scoring a very high review, it is definitely worth a try to check out their freshly made pastries. Apart from pineapple flavoured tarts, they also have a wide variety of tarts in different flavour. If the selection is too much for you, you should at least try out the cranberries flavoured tarts. Other recommended tries include their Sun Cake, egg tart and cheese cake.
Do be reminded that Chia Te Bakery only accepts cash payment and not credit cards, so if you are planning to load up plenty of pastries, do bring enough cash.
How to get to Chia Te Bakery
How to get there: MRT at Nanjing East Road Station.
Take any of the following bus numbers: 46、204、204、248、277、279、282、306、306、604
Visit Chia Te Bakery at No.88, Sec. 5, Nanjing E. Rd., Songshan District, Taipei City.
How Sweet Bakery
At How Sweet Bakery, they have the legendary must try food in Taipei pastry; the egg pudding. It is said to be award winning and has been featured in numerous media publications. Each set consist of 9 servings and they cost 270 NT per set. The unique outlook and also nice tasting pastry can easily be one of the best souvenir to buy in Taipei if you ran out of ideas.
How Sweet Bakery also sell cakes, Pineapple Tarts, and a variety of different pastries.
Location of How Sweet Bakery
No. 24, Wǔgōng 6th Rd, Wugu District New Taipei City, Taiwan 248
Yuan Le Cake
Another speciality pastry you should check out is the Yuan Le cakes. The cakes have fillings in the centre and have a cute circular shape, which also makes it a perfect gift for others. The have many different flavors that you can try but the most popular one is the apple flavoured cake.
Here is a review of Yuan Le cake from one of our Chinese blogger.
No. 95號, Section 1, Xīnshēng South Road, Daan District, Taipei City, Taiwan
Phone:+886 2 8772 3536
Nearest Mrt : Zhong Xiao Xin Sheng Mrt and it is within 5 minutes of walking distance.