Cheng Yu-chen Bakery

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Zhongshan Road, Lukang, Taiwan

Cheng Yu-chen Bakery Lukang Reviews

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This cake shop has been around for 128 years Feb 05, 2017
This family business has been turning out specialty cakes since 1887 including the very popular phoenix eye cake , Lard Popped Sticky Rice and gelidium jelly as well as other delicious sweets. These Phoenix Eye cakes are made without wheat flour, but it is a bite-sized treat made using only glutinous rice and white sugar. The sweet mixture is stored in jars in the basement for up to 6 months, collecting moisture from the air as adding water directly would ruin the cake's chemical make-up. The mixture is taken out of the jars and the confectioner has 4 hours to shape the oval cakes before the mixture hardens. It is said to resemble the eye of the mythical phoenix and was only a luxury for the rich and upper class, but nowadays tourists flock to this shop to purchase these delicacies. Outside you will find a table where you can taste the cakes that are on offer.

Awaiting confirmation of the shop's name, but it is in Zhongzhen Road, not so far from the police station but on the other side. Anyway you may show the photo of the sign , as everyone will know this place.
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