15 May '18, 11am

Heading to Taiwan? Here are 13 popular snacks to bring back to Singapore

Suncake, or tai yang bing , is to Taiwan what pandan cake is to Singapore. A traditional Taiwanese dessert that originated in Taichung, Taiwan, suncake is a flat and round pastry shaped like the sun, filled with soft, sticky maltose (condensed malt sugar), which bears a similar texture to caramel. The outside of the pastry is encased with delicate, paper-thin layers of dough that flake off with each bite. The dryness of these flakes, which taste faintly of fragrant butter, contrasts deliciously with the chewy, moist malt sugar sitting on the inside of the pastry. Its honey-sweetness is comforting and pairs well with a cup of tea. Some stores in Taiwan are able to survive by making suncakes for a living, so you can imagine how popular this dessert is. In the city of Taichung, it's not uncommon to see tai yang bing storefronts with traditional red lettering, all lined up in ...

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