Taipei 101 – Basic Sweets & Treats

We are told and recommended to buy this swiss roll right before we go abroad because of its sweet and smooth taro paste filling. Their typical taro roll is generously filled with pure taro mash, spongy, moist and truly irresistible! A must-buy from Taiwan!

Sweet Taro Roll

Taro Layered Cake

Tsujiri is a Japanese based tea room mainly selling matcha green tea desserts. There are floats, sundaes, shaved ices, chiffon cakes and shiratama. I go for their most basic one, which is the soft serve ice cream in cone. I love the fact that this soft serve is light, smooth and creamy, and as well presents a pronounced matcha flavor. No wonder it is so popular in Japan, Singapore and Taipei!

Tsujiri Soft Ice Cream (O-maccha)

This is one of my childhood memories in Korea. These mini cream corn filled with that sweet custard filling always burns my tongue from soup to nuts! Freshly made from the flipping machine, similar to a mini version taiyaki but in corn shape.

Freshly Baked Cream Cake

Custard Cream Filling

If you compare this matcha soft serve with the previous one from Tsujiri, it has the same silky and smooth texture, but just a little tad more icy. The matcha green tea is very fragrant but less intense. It is a perfect good to go when you shop here at Eslite.

Matcha Soft Serve Cone
抹茶霜淇淋 (脆皮)

Cold Stone is not Taiwan based, and technically is more in American style. Their ice creams are tossed with tremendous toppings and serve usually in the signature waffle cup. I find a very interesting flavor at Taipei store, Tie Guan Yin, a kind of Chinese tea. Nevertheless, it is still too sweet to my liking and the tea flavor should be more pronounced. Another founder’s favourite with brownies, walnut, chocolate and caramel syrup is globally the all time favourites.

“Founder’s Favourite”

Cream Ice Cream, Brownie, Walnuts, Chocolate Syrup, Caramel Syrup
香奶冰淇淋, 布朗尼, 胡桃, 巧克力醬, 焦糖醬

Tie Guan Yin Ice Cream

Last but not the least, our Taipei trip ends with this sweet and salty combination of creamy, milky, smooth soft serve ice cream in a crispy waffle cone. Hmm!!! It can be creamier and less icy though.


Sea Salt Milk Soft Serve

Siang Shuai Cake 香帥蛋糕台北店
Address: B1, No. 47, Section 1, Zhongxiao East Road,
Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan

Address: No. 8, Section 5, Zhongxiao East Road, Xinyi District,  B2/F Hankyu Department Store, Taipei City, Taiwan
Telephone: +02 2723 8458
Opening Hours: 11:00-22:00

Deli Manjoo
Address: Zhong Shan Underground Street, Taipei City, Taiwan

明森宇治 (明森宇治抹茶專賣店)
Address: No. 245, Section 1, Dunhua South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan
Telephone: +02 2751 1771
Opening Hours: 11:00–22:30

Cold Stone Creamery
Address: B2/F, No.1, Section 1, Chengde Road, Datong District  Taipei City, Taipei
Telephone: +02 225 5271

Ma Suya 塩屋 塩之專門店
Address: B2, No. 12, Nanjing West Road, Taipei City, Taiwan
(Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Taipei Nanxi Store One)
Telephone: +02 2982 1168

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