[Taipei] Le Cake’s Sun Cake & Pineapple Pastry
Le Cake’s sun cake (left) and pineapple pastry
Le Cake or Li Yi Cake Shop (李儀餅店) is a famous bakery with two outlets in Taiwan (both in Taipei city). They are popular for their sun cakes (太陽鉼) and pineapple pastries/huang li su (鳳梨酥). The bakery has a long history and is now managed by the fourth generation in the family. Their flagship stall is in the beautiful Jiufen county, and they have a branch outlet in the heart of Taipei city located in Taipei Main Station Underground Mall (see addresses with directions at the bottom of this post).
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Butter sun cake (奶油太陽鉼), a specialty of Le Cake
The crust texture is flaky but smooth with a buttery taste. The maltose paste filling is dry and sweet, just enough to line the middle, ensuring every bite is a smooth blend of crust and filling. Goes very well with Chinese tea. I personally prefer their suncake from Chia Te’s bakery (verified by a blind-fold test).
I personally feel that the pineapple cakes from Chia Te’s Bakery taste better (verified by a blind-fold test). However, on their own, these are excellent pastries too, with a not-overly-sweet filling and dense crust.
Le Cake has two outlets: The main flagship store at Jiufen and the 2nd outlet at Taipei Main Station underground mall.
Le Cake (Jiufen flagship store) 李儀餅店 - 九份總店
Address: No. 18, Qìchē Road, Ruifang District, New Taipei City
Getting there: See Jiufen write-up with detailed directions. Click here for Google Maps Location.
Opening Hours/營業時間：weekdays/平日9:00~18:30; weekends/週末9:00~20:00)
Le Cake Taipei branch (李儀餅店 – 台北分店)
Address: Taipei Main Station, Underground Mall, Unit 11-2B
Getting there: Located at the underground mall of Taipei Main Station. Look for unit 11-2B, it is near Z3 and Z6 exit.
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Similar Food: Chia Te Bakery
This article is written by contributing writer, B.