Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Suncake is a popular dessert originally from the city of Taichung in Taiwan. It is made of flaky pastry with sweet fillings. They are normally packaged elaborately and meant to be given as gifts.

Many different pastry stores claim to be the "original" store that first produced suncakes. The pastries have become popular souvenirs for people visiting Taichung. In addition to the many stores that sell them, suncakes may also be purchased aboard trains passing through the Taichung area.

Origin of the name

The creator of the suncake is Mr. Chin-Hai Wei. The suncake is a very common pastry that goes with Chinese tea, and its original name was "malt sugar cake". Later on the name was changed by an unknown seller who opened Sun Patisserie. Another possible version of the name comes from its shape since it resembles a Japanese sun flag.

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