8 Pasalubong-Perfect Treats From Taiwan

Bring home some of the island’s finest treats.
by | October 03, 2017

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Often enjoyed by locals with Taiwanese tea (or as a porridge-like snack, softened in hot water), tai yang bing or “sun cake” is a stuffed pastry that’s flaky on the outside and soft inside. It’s traditionally filled with condensed malt sugar, but newer variants can also contain other fillings such as pork floss, sesame, and green tea.

Where to buy: There are two bakeshops pitted against each other when it comes to what store sells the best sun cakes — Chia Te and Li Yi. If you have time in your hands, feel free to visit the two shops and see what the fuss is all about, but if you don’t, just pick one store, and you’re sure to come home with irresistibly good sun cakes.

Pineapple Cake

Andy Flores is a pathological penny pincher with impulse shopping and binge-eating tendencies. She’s constantly saving up for new adventures, so she dabbles in writing jobs here and there. Her not-so-secret dream is to be an extra in a big Bollywood movie.

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