Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Taiwanese Pineapple Pastry and Chocolate Manju (Manto)
My mom just came back from a visit in Taiwan and brought back some of its famous delicious pastries. The first one is a total classic traditional one: Pineapple Pastry. A great one should have a solid outer layer, not a soft powdery one we get in the mass produced packages. Inside, it usually has pineapple jelly (hard to describe it). Recently, all traditional pastries including mooncakes come with a twist. They have different taste of Pineapple pastries now. ie. cranberry, etc. The second box of gift I got is Chocolate Manju (Manto in Mandarin). It is made by "Art Coffee". A famous high end Taiwanese shop specialized in Coffee and pastry gift boxes. The Chocolate Manju is absolutely tasty just like other Japanese style pastry and rice cakes.