港记酥皇 – Taipei, Taiwan


What is a trip to Taiwan without buying any snacks back for your friends and relatives? I know many people would frequent ChiaTe for the favourites like pineapple tarts and perhaps cranberry tarts as well. But I came across this shop in Ximending, not just they make you feel at home with their friendly approach, they are offering free flow sampling as long as you’re in their shop! I seriously dunno if it’s because they know me or found me familiar but I saw other customers sampling as well! Best of all, they actually work with the neighbouring hotels and provide delivery services before your flight back! Reason is that they have some items like cheesecakes and green bean cakes which have to be refrigerated. Hence they will pack ready for you just before your flight in foam boxes with ice packs inside.

The shopping experience in this shop is a hundred times better than that of ChiaTe… they are really damn cocky! I was in their shop for a good 10 mins before realizing that I had to self-serve myself and no tasting! You have to buy a piece to taste it yourself! Worse still, traffic is really bad there and parking is rare. Unlike where 港记 is, parking is ample!

Shop Front

Shop Front

Right side of shop

Right side of shop

Left side of shop

Left side of shop

Taken from inside the shop

Taken from inside the shop

Awesome Cheesecake!!!

Awesome Cheesecake!!!

They froze it hence it tasted like ice cream!

They froze it hence it tasted like ice cream!

I spotted a familiar face... It's my friend Chew Chor Meng up on the wall!

I spotted a familiar face… It’s my friend Chew Chor Meng up on the wall!

Free rice for my purchase

Free rice for my purchase!

Rating: 5/5

Taste: Must buys are the cheesecake, green bean cake, sun cake (lovely milky taste to it), crispy paper pork, pineapple tarts. I find the stuff here taste better than ChiaTe’s… You guys gotta try it yourself to know!

Portion: Standard

Price: Cheaper than ChiaTe’s!

RTE: Yes definitely will be back to buy more supplies!

Location: 台北市漢中街6號之2. Tel: 02-2375-1967. Opens daily from 09:30 – 22:00. They have 2 more outlets, check out their website for more info http://www.twkongkee.com.tw.

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