- No.88, Sec. 5, Nanjing E. Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Chia Te Bakery owner Chen Tang-peng grew up in a poor fishing family and decided to enter the bakery business after seeing the neighbor boys bringing home breads and cakes after working outside town. She began apprenticing as a baker in Ershuei Township, Changhua County, and for over four years she learned how to make bread, pineapple cake, wife cakes, sun cakes and mung bean moon cakes.
At the age of 18, Chen went to Taipei to begin her baking career. After honing her skills at several well-known bakeries, she opened her own business at the age of 26. The small bakery steadily gained a reputation, laying the foundation for Chen's success today.
The care that Chen puts into baking has earned Chia Te a growing clientele and made the bakery one of Taiwan's best-known pineapple cake gift brands. In 2007, Chia Te won first place in a pineapple cake contest jointly sponsored by the Taipei City Government and Taipei Bakery Association.
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Yummy Pastries!The pastries here are always great. The line can be very long. So it's best to order online and you can either pay for delivery or pick up in person for free. You don't have to stay in line for online purchase.
Battle of the pineapple cakes - Chia TeThis flagship store is a different experience than visiting the sunny hills one. There was a long line up outside the store to wait to get in. And once you are in it's grab whatever you want at your leisure or buy sets that have already been completed at the check out counter. It's pretty much a supermarket for pineapple cakes and other goodies versus sunny hills where there was no line and you are escorted in as if it was a restaurant. I'm not sure if there are benefits of buying from the Chia Te flagship store instead of at a 7/11 or other stores that carry them.
Nice shop, a few minutes from the station on footThe shop was very calm on a weekday evening and it was nice that you could just get a box and choose the pastry filling that you like. Be aware that the prices per piece depends on the filling and be sure to check the expiration date. Items with egg yolk seemed to have a shorter life span than the regular pineapple-filled pastry which lasts for 40 days.
Best Sun Cakes and pineapple cakesThe bakery is located in a less popular district of Taipei so basically there is nothing else there apart from the bakery to patronise. However, the bakery serves up the best traditional sun cakes, biscuits and pineapple cakes. Br prepared to queue if you are there after 10am. The bakery is very small despite its popularity and relentless flow of patrons. It’s hard to navigate through the surging crowd if you are going to buy boxes of sun or pineapple cakes. But, there is no need for you to gather all these boxes as you shop. Just look at their display offerings n tick off on the order sheets. Thereafter, just collect and pay for them at the checkout counters.
Chia De BakeryI have tried many pineapple tarts in Taipei and I must confess this store is one of the best that I have tried so far. So much choice and variety to choose from. Remember to try the onion nouget biscuit, so nice!
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