magicaltaiwan

Exploring the Miracles of Neiwan

Posts Tagged ‘desserts

MOOOOO – who wants milk desserts?

leave a comment »

This neat little shop makes desserts out of fresh milk.  Friendly service staff with a cottage-like ambience, it also has an eye-appealing huge cow at the entrance of the shop for you to snap pictures with.

Mua chee with ginger soup and peanuts – this is like nothing I’ve seen before. Mua chee is normally made of glutinous rice flour but this is special because it has a tinge of milk in it. Cut it up and eat it with a spoonful of ginger soup and you will be surprised that ginger soup and milk mua chee can actually taste quite good together. I can’t decide if I prefer this or the regular mua chee. it’s just different. So go ahead and try it. Even if you decide that you prefer plain old regular mua chee after tasting it, at least you could say that you have tried something different and unique.

Milk ice cream (original)– I love the fresh milk taste and the fact that its not too sweet. Some ice cream I have tried before is so sweet that the sweetness just overwhelms your taste buds and you can’t really savour the flavor of the ice cream . This is just nice.

Lavender ice cream –I was apprehensive when they recommended this because I have tried lavender soy milk before and it tasted like facial soup – really awful.But Surprise! Surprise! This tastes really good. It’s natural and really refreshing. I love it!

(left – milk ice cream, right – lavender ice cream)

Milk pudding with chocolate syrup – I love this too. Freshly made with milk, it’s 10 times better than the mass-manufactured one you see in the supermarket which tends to be too sweet and unnatural.

Milk mochi – really special and I felt like ordering another one. The skin is not too thick though it can get a bit sticky (use a fork). I heard from the waitress that this is the modified version of the mochi in Japan. It ha  a layer of cake in it to suit Taiwanese preference. I felt that it would taste even better if it was served colder. (like really freezing cold, but not till it’s too hard to bite)

(left- Milk pudding with chocolate syrup, right – Milk mocha)

Overall, I felt that the milk taste could be stronger, but it sat very well with my friend who doesn’t like to drink milk on its own. I guess you will love this if you don’t really like the raw taste of milk.

Written by clarine chai

June 7, 2011 at 5:10 am

Posted in Food, Neiwan

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Mango dessert (Mango cubes with ice cream)

leave a comment »

You will see several shops in Neiwan selling this mango dessert.  It is super sweet. I think its because of the huge amount of condensed milk they use. The mango tasted more like canned peaches. The ice cream was quite good though. It had mango bits in it. However overall it was still too sweet for my liking. Well if you love sweet then you will it.

Written by clarine chai

June 1, 2011 at 9:37 am

Posted in Food, Neiwan

Tagged with ,

Neiwan’s famous homemade Tofu Hua (Soy beancurd)

leave a comment »

TOFU WANG is open. He seems to be opened for business all the time even till quite late in the night when other shops close for the day.  He is also the boss which treated us to his homemade ice-cream on our very first day in this town. There is an assortment of different flavours from mango to yam.

This first thing which will catch your eye as you enter his shop is the large array of ingredients arranged in glass bowls.

This swirling feathery thing, I suspect is used to keep the flies away.

tofu wang puts his heart in his business and is dedicated to making the tofu hua of the best quality. He believes in homemaking everything from scratch. He doesn’t buy ready made/ factory produced ingredients.  He grounds raw yellow beans to make tofu hua and steams them the traditional way using a wooden barrel. This is a picture of the barrel

 

Here he shows us fresh ginger flower and cactus juice just flown in from Penghu a few days ago.

 

One of the secret to his superb tofu hua is the ginger he uses. It Is locally grown in Neiwan, where the air is fresh and environment conditions optimal to growing good ginger.

And you will notice the difference it makes. The ginger syrup comes out just right. It has a stronger gingery taste without it being too sweet. The tofu is so smooth and tender, served with peanuts and pearls, it is nothing less than perfect!. You know the  rare moments in life where you feel so blessed and absolutely satisfied? This is one of those moments where I’m overwhelmed by happiness as the warmth of the tofu hua fills my stomach.

Written by clarine chai

June 1, 2011 at 9:04 am