The Best Edible Gift from Taipei
The top souvenir from Taipei isn’t jade, electronics, or even clothing. No, it’s the king of Taiwanese desserts—the pineapple cake. In Taiwanese culture, pineapple cakes have come to symbolize wealth and even the island itself. The cakes have a long history in Taiwan, and the pineapple has been an important cash crop for generations. But it’s not just the great taste of the cakes that make them so popular—they’re easy-to-carry gifts that hold up well after a long day of flying. Try Shou Xin Fang in the Da’an district, known locally for making one of the tastiest cakes in Taipei.
By Matt Long
Section 3, Zhongxiao East Road, Taipei City, Taiwan