Some may know Taipei as a place full of vibrant night markets and street foods, others may know it as a city that never rest. But did you know that Taipei is also quite famous for their bakeries? Yup, that’s right. Taipei is covered with bakeries, and Taiwanese take their love for baked goods seriously. Every time when I visit Taiwan, I always make sure I visit the bakeries there and see what new trends they come up with. In my recent summer trip, I managed to visit three bakeries that are relatively well known in Taiwan. I wished I could have the chance to visit smaller, family run bakeries, but sadly I could not because of limited time. Anyways, I hope you enjoy scrolling through the photographs of scrumptious looking baked goods, and try not to droll too much. Happy scrolling!
Taiwan Quinoa, Strawberry and Cranberry Bread
Wu Pao Chun
The pictures above are from the Wu Pao Chun’s bakery. This bakery is an internationally acclaimed bakery with slightly more expensive prices for its produces. However, I would definitely recommend this place if you are up for trying some high class, award winning breads. My family loves the bread at Wu Pao Chun and it is a must for us to drop by every time we visit Taipei. We love the breads there because it is dense and has a good amount of chewiness to it. Taiwan Quinoa, Strawberry and Cranberry bread from the picture above is one of my personal favourite. But if you were to try the bread Wu Pao Chun is famous for, then I would recommend the Taiwan Longan with Red Wine Bread. It was awarded the Silver Price of the Coupe Louis Lesaffre Cup in 2008, which is sort of like the world cup of baking run by the French.
Address: B2, No. 88, Yanchang Rd., Sinyi District, Taipei (Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store B2)
For more info visit their official website: http://www.wupaochun.com/
Sweet Yogurt Jelly Dessert
Century Cake Bakery
The photos above were taken at Century Cake Bakery. The bakery was first opened in 1980 and they now have a few stores around Taipei. I think this bakery is a family run business and it has a very strong local flavour. The bakery target for local customers and the price of the baked goods are in an affordable price range. The bakery have many baked goods that are tailored for local tastes and are baked with local ingredients such as black sesame, savoury preserved duck eggs and red bean.
Flagship store address: No. 552, Section 1, Donghua St, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 112
Check out their official Facebook Page
Ijysheng Bakery (一之軒)
Ijysheng bakery, similar to Century Cake Bakery is a bakery with over 35 years of history. Ijy first opened in 1980 near Shida Night Market and the National Taiwan Normal University. The bakery was and still is a success. It now has over 14 chain stores around Taipei. Ijysheng bakery offers a wide range of mouth-watering baked goods, and they even sell tarts and cadies too.
The bakery is a success now, because it not only sells high quality breads for day-to-day consumption. It also offers cakes or desserts that come in nicely wrapped packages for gifting purposes. The nicely wrapped gift boxes of baked goods is popular not only amongst the tourists but with locals. In Taiwan or many Asian countries, gifts exchange plays a heavy role in business and personal relationships. There is a saying in Chinese that one should never visit someone empty-handed. Gift exchanges do not just happen during festivals and holiday seasons but also in occasions such as visiting someone’s house for the first time or seeing a friend in the hospital.
First store address: No. 53, Shida Rd, Da’an District Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Visit its official website for more information: http://www.ijysheng.com.tw/
As for now, Happy Jetsetting! ✈︎
This post is an extension of the first Jagalchi Market post. I recently found these long lost photographs in my photo archive and would like to share more photos of local Korean seafood market with you. As mentioned in earlier blogposts, I love going to local food markets in different countries. Through these food market visits, I can learn more about the day-to-day life of the locals living in each country and have a first-hand experience of what it is like.
Warning: There may be a few photographs of guts from marine creatures. It is not for the weak. (Silent evil chuckle)
Jagalchi Market Post: Link here
52, Jagalchihaean-ro, Jung-gu, Busan
부산광역시 중구 자갈치해안로 52 (남포동4가)
For more info: Link here
As for now, Happy Jetsetting! ✈︎
Sun Dried Fish
This Ahjumma Was Featured In My Previous Post Too, Check Her Out Too!
(Blogpost Link Here)
Ahjummas (A Korean Term For Married Women) Working Hard
Ahjumma Cleaning And Cutting Up The Freshly Caught Fish For Customers
Tiny Dried Fish
228 Peace Memorial Park is a historical site located in the heart of the city of Taipei, Taiwan. The park is decorated with ponds and colourful Chinese pavilions. It contains memorials to victims of the February 28, 1947 incident. February 28 Incident (also known as the 228 incident) was an anti-government uprising in Taiwan. It first began in 27th of February 1947, and the Kuomintang-led Republic of China government violently suppressed the movement. This caused the death of thousands of civilians. The turmoil and massacre was a radical move of the Kuomintang-led party and for years it was a banned to discuss openly. The horrific event also marked the beginning of Kuomintang's White Terror period in Taiwan. Around 70 years since that event, Taiwan’s politics, society and economy has significantly improved. Now in Taiwan, the 228 incident can be openly discussed, and the 28th of February each year is made as an official public holiday. The serenity of the 228 Peace Park now serves as a small escape for the business of the city.
How to get there:
The closest metro station to get to the park and museum is either Taipei Main station or Xiaonanmen station. It is around 5 minutes from the metro.
228 Peace Memorial Park, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan
A Little Resting Place
Address: 228 Peace Memorial Park, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan
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