Where to buy pineapple cakes in Taiwan

14/08/2019   1.074  4.58/5 trong 6 rates 
Where to buy pineapple cakes in Taiwan
The famous pineapple cake has become one of the most sought-after souvenir treats in Taiwan. However, there are good pineapple cakes and bad ones, and the last thing you want is for your first taste of this traditional treat to be a less than appealing experience.

  • Avoid the convenience stores

    Avoid the convenience storesAvoid the convenience stores

    First off, although the local convenience stores are pretty amazing, they rarely have any good quality pineapple cakes in stock unless it’s Chinese New Year. Any other time of the year they usually stock the cheap variety that are often incredibly dry and sometimes overly sweet. Avoid these at all costs.

  • Look for the most famous brands

    Look for the most famous brandsLook for the most famous brands

    There are several local companies that make pineapple cakes with Chia Te and Li Yi being two of the most famous. These brands are so popular that they now mass produce pineapple cakes which makes them a quite affordable option. While Chia Te and Li Yi specialize in pineapple cakes, other food manufacturers such as Chimei and Imei have got in on the act too. This means locals and tourists alike are spoiled for choice when it comes to good quality pineapple cake. If you’re unsure about a particular brand, ask the store owner. Taiwanese people are incredibly helpful and very proud of their local food products so they’ll be only too glad to steer you in the right direction.

  • Try Taiwan’s most in-demand brand

    Try Taiwan’s most in-demand brandTry Taiwan’s most in-demand brand

    SunnyHills is Taiwan’s newest pineapple cake brand and to say they’re popular would be a huge understatement. They started small but now boast stores in Tokyo, Singapore, and Shanghai.

    While many other pineapple cakes are similar in taste and appearance, SunnyHills is something new that breaks away from the norm. Their cakes can vary in taste depending on the time of the year (local pineapples are sweet in summer, tangy in winter) and their pastry is a delight.

  • If all else fails, try the airport

    If all else fails, try the airportIf all else fails, try the airport

    If you’re here on vacation and somehow forgot to buy your pineapple cakes before checking out of the hotel (sacrilege) then don’t worry about it. The airport duty-free shops always have a good selection of pineapple cakes, and you might even get a chance to taste some.

    But no matter how much you’ve gone over budget on your trip, don’t buy the cheapest variety. This is a game of hit and miss, and you really don’t want to take a chance. Look for those well-known brands such as Chia Te or Li Yi, and you can’t go wrong or just pop into the SunnyHills store located in Terminal 2.

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