Taiwanese shaved ice with red bean.
With sweet peanuts.
Dou Hua, a Taiwanese dessert of silken tofu that is lightly sweetened. You eat it the same way you would eat shaved ice: with various toppings, but it can be prepared either hot or cold.
Tiny passion fruit popsicle from Ice Monster, a famous shaved ice shop in Taipei. We didn’t have their shaved ice, but got a taste by visiting their pricey popsicle stand outside of the shop.
Hot Pineapple bun with butter, a classic treat in Hong Kong. Though we were there earlier in the trip, we ended up tasting this in Taiwan. David loved it, but the melted butter was a bit too intense for me.
The best Dou Hua I’ve ever had is from Zhuang Tou Dou Hua (庄頭豆花), a humble shop near our airbnb with incredibly fresh toppings and the silkiest Dou Hua. This is a must try!
Mango snow ice. Snow ice is a creamier and more modern counterpart to traditional shaved ice. The flavor is in the ice like a slushee, and it’s often topped with fruits like mango or strawberry and sweets like sprinkles and whipped cream.
My beloved Mister Donut.
Jiunn Meei is a famous pastry company from Taichung that specializes in pineapple and moon cakes.
This moon cake is firm and flaky on the outside with a chewy middle that holds a delicious filling of red bean and pine nuts. Layers of complex tastes and textures!
These street treats are popular in Taiwan, and I’m not exactly sure what to call them. Let’s call them: egg-y dough-y biscuits with ADDICTIVE CUSTARD on the inside that I can slam down in 30 seconds.
Warm custard, or “nai you” (milk oil).
And one with red bean paste.