Thursday, October 30, 2014

Food recap: Taipei eats

I was scrolling through my posts the other day and realized that I didn't have a single post dedicated to the delicious eats in Taiwan. How could I have neglected such an important category in my life? I predict this will be the first of many Taiwan food posts to come. :)

I first discovered Uncle Tetsu's Cheesecake when I noticed long lines at Taipei Main Station. The lines are the worst during rush hour but if you go in the middle of the day, the lines are relatively manageable. I personally prefer the ones that are straight out of the oven because I am a pig that brings them upstairs to the Breeze Food Court to eat right away - but there are ways to avoid the line if you are okay with cheesecake that was made earlier in the day.

Cafe Melange is known for their waffles. Last time I was here, waffles were only served Friday - Sunday so make sure you check for availability if you have your heart set on them. This place is pretty popular so you may have to wait for a table. 

Tung Hakka cuisine has amazing Hakka dishes and even more amazing desserts. Their chocolate souffles are impeccably beautiful and taste even better than they look. Their yam cake is also delicious.

In case all these sweets are starting to make your tooth ache, I decided to add in a savory item here. The food court in the basement of the Ding Hao mall in Taipei has a tiny little shop that makes the best spicy wontons. I typically eat multiple bowls when I make the trip here.


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    1. Good eye and good taste. ;) I love passion fruit anything, I wish it were more widely available in the US!

  2. I didn't eat any of the food you featured here when I was in Taipei. =( But then again, there's simply too much to eat there.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog a while back Emily. I love seeing newcomers around. I read that Hello Kitty is anthropomorphic and that the Sanrio spokesperson was going to far by saying it is not a cat. This article explains it. Hope you had as much of a fun time reading it as I did.

    Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

    1. I'm sure you still had plenty of delicious foods! Can't wait to see what else you saw and ate in your Taiwan recaps. :)

  3. Those desserts are amazing. I am drooling over here. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Have a great week ahead!

    1. Thanks, you too! Can't wait to see what other awesome looks you have on your blog. :)

  4. Mentally adding the spicy wonton place to my Taipei "to visit" list. I love random shops tucked away with amazing food---and those wontons look so good!

    Another Beautiful Thing