"Gourmandism is an act of judgement, by which we prefer things which have a pleasant taste to those which lack this quality." – Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

李儀餅店 太阳饼 Sunflower biscuits

JH said even before we visited Taiwan, she already had dozens of orders of these from her colleagues. Hence, two days before we left Taipei, we placed our orders with 李儀餅店, a traditional shop that makes 太阳饼. The shop is located at the underground shopping mall at Taipei train station (like our MRT, not the Railway station). JH heard that the main branch at Jiu Fen (九份) taste even better!

The shop makes fresh 太阳饼 everyday. They also sell other pastries such as pineapple tarts (鳳梨酥), red bean biscuit (傳統豆沙餅) and egg tarts (蛋黃酥). They cut up many sample pieces for you to try their products.  However, we only bought 太阳饼 which was very well-known amongst JH’s colleagues.

The 太阳饼 has a very strong butter taste, and it is really fragrant. It is made with milk and butter. It is not very sweet, so you won’t feel sick of it after a few bites. It is like Hong Kong’s 老婆饼 (wife’s biscuit) but this one taste better.

My mum does not like this because she does not like the strong butter taste. She preferred those that have light-butter taste only. So up to your preference to choose!

The shop actually delivers to your hotel which makes things really convenient. They deliver the 太阳饼 that they made on the same day, so that you can bring home the freshest 太阳饼 for your relatives and friends. The biscuits can only be kept for 14 days. But I believe they will be wiped out very fast once you share them!

NT$200 for 10 pieces

九份總店:台北縣瑞芳鎮九份汽車路18號 (舊道口7-11的對面)
Opening hours: Weekdays: 9 am to 630 pm; Weekends: 9 am to 8 pm

台北分店:台北站-站前-地下街11-2B (近國光客運東站.往桃園機場、基隆Z3入口, 懷寧街Z6入口)
E-mail : lwzin@seed.net.tw
Opening hours: 10 am to 830 pm

Website: http://www.lecake.com.tw/


2 responses

  1. I had the same 太阳饼 too, but I think there are also many similar 太阳饼 stores that’s say they are the most original and oldest in name. So how did you find out about this particular one? is it because of the site? 🙂

    April 13, 2010 at 9:51 PM

    • starhealer

      Oh, my friend’s colleague bought the biscuits from this stall before and brought it back to Singapore. After she tried many different stalls’ variations, she found this the best tasting one. Eventually, it is up to your taste-buds to decide. =)

      April 13, 2010 at 9:55 PM

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