The exposure trip is part of their OTOP (One Town One Product) program. This gives tourists traveling to Taiwan, some first-hand experiences which is so much different than the usual tour people do in this lovely country. During our trip, we were able to experience pottery, mooncake-baking and even soap-making! It was an overall exciting and fun experience.
For this post we will highlight on probably the most popular pastry in Taiwan, the pineapple mooncake. We were hosted by the KUO YUAN YE MUSEUM of CAKE and PASTRY.
It was my first time to ever have a hand on baking. I love to eat but cooking or baking, for this matter, is just out of my league. But thanks to this invite, I really had so much fun and I believe I did just fine for a first-timer. See photos. hahaha!
If you participate in the workshops conducted by the KUO YUAN YE MUSEUM of CAKE and PASTRY, you will become a baker for a day. You will do every step and process on your own while being assisted by their staff. From mixing all of the ingredients, shaping the cakes and all the way to packing the finished product, it’s all YOU! Now the pressure is on, right?
And the results are in…
While you wait for you mooncakes fresh out the oven, you’ll be toured around their museum. They have an interactive room which displays important information and even parts of the company’s history. You’ll get to know more about this heritage that’s been passed on from to generations to another. It was very impressive how this company has positioned itself in the pastry industry of Taiwan over the years.
This is definitely another activity you should try when in Taiwan most especially if you travel with kids and the rest of the family. It’s a good time to bond and man, that mooncake is really delicious! I am telling you.
The Kuo Yuan Ye Museum of Cake and Pastry
Location: 4F. #546, Wenlin Road, Shilin, Taipei, Taiwan
Operating Hours: 9am – 5:30pm
Admission Tickets: NT$50
Contact: +886-2-2832700 ext 547
Pineapple Shortcake DIY Experience DIY Fee: NT$300
The Kuo Yuan Ye Museum of Cake and Pastry just #gotMARKed!
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