Ok, let me make a confession first. I am not a gourmet nor am I a pastry lover. In fact I eat to live, not live to eat. ◕ิ‿◕ิ
Now that the disclaimer is done, let’s continue with the blog. Chia Te is an award winning bakery and it was highly recommended by my cousin. Judging by the number of awards it had won, I guess they should be pretty good and pineapple tarts is their speciality. Though I didn’t try any of the tarts, my family loves them. So how good are they? Well just put it this way, my wife would like to go back to Chia Te every time we visit Taipei. She regretted not buying more. LOL.
Unless you are very familiar with Taipei, I would suggest that you just hop into a taxi to bring you to Chia Te. This is probably the easiest. However, if you are adventurous enough, you can check out the buses to take from their webpage.
Taiwan is a paradise for food lovers. One can basically eat all the way from breakfast til late supper. One interesting observation is that food tasting is not commonly practised in Taiwan, unlike Singapore. Chia Te is no exception. We basically bought the tarts and pastry in good faith and luckily they did not disappoint.
There are many favours to choose from (plum, strawberry, cherry, etc) and you can basically pick and choose what to be packed in boxes of 6, 12 or 20. The items are individually priced and there is not discount for “bulk” purchase. Besides tarts, Chia Te also sells sun cake (太陽餅), wife cake (老婆餅) and milk cake (奶油餅).
Useful Information – Chia Te Bakery:
- 07:30-21:30 daily
- Tel: (02) 8787-8186