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Konig Cakes & Cookies


Konig Cakes & Cookies


Konig Cakes & Cookies

72, SanMin Rd, Sec 2
(04) 2229-2200
Hours: 8:30 am-9:30 pm
Credit cards accepted.

The Castella Cake, also known as "honey cake", came to Japan from Europe. Five hundred years ago, this royal dessert was only enjoyed by members of the nobility, but such is not the case today. Konig Foods learned its authentic techniques for making Castella Cake from the original bakery in Nagasaki, Japan in 1980 and has since gained a reputation as a famous bakery in Taiwan. For over 30 years, these cakes have been made with select sugar, eggs, maltose, Thai honey and Japanese flour, all mixed with the baker's skilled hands. The result of this meticulous process is loaves of the fluffy, moist cake with the light, sweet fragrance of honey. The wonderful aroma of the natural ingredients creates a rich-but-light sensation in the mouth. Each cake is NT$220. This newly-opened Konig branch sells not only their famous Castella Cake, but also many cookies and chocolate cakes popular with office workers. --By Uvia Chang, translated by Naomi Lai

A. The head baker, with 30 years of experience, cuts the fresh-out-of-the-oven Castella cakes with delicate care.

B. The Afternoon Tea Pastry Gift Box (NT$380) contains nine different types of delicious cookies with flavors including blueberry, green tea, almond and coffee.

Konig Cakes & Cookies C.The branch opening attracted a large crowd, which enjoyed the tasting samples and tea.

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