Discover Taitung’s most popular souvenir — Mooncakes!

“Feng-Tzu cake” got its name due to the fact that people wrapped ten cakes at a time, and in Taiwanese, a bundle of ten items is called “Feng.” Wrapped with a red paper written with the word “Moon Cakes”, the bean-paste filling Feng-Tzu cakes were substituted for yolk pastries and other pricey moon cakes that were beyond many locals’ budget. (Courtesy of 台東食育提案所)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — What is off the top of your head when it comes to the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival? For Taitung locals, “Feng-Tzu cakes” from Fu He Cheng Pastry might cross their minds.

Located in Chenggong Township, Taitung, the 89-year-old Fu He Cheng Pastry Shop definitely offers many must-buys for tourists.

The grandfather of the current shop owner, Hung Hsiao-lung (洪曉龍), learned baking skills from traditional Japanese confectionery chefs for twenty years during the Japanese colonial era.

The famous Taitung mooncakes, known as “Feng-Tzu cakes,” from Fu He Cheng Pastry, representing the collective memory of people from Taitung. (right) and The third-generation owner of Fu He Cheng Pastry, Hsaio-Lung Hung, cordially greets customers. (left) (Courtesy of 台東食育提案所/福和成糕餅店)

Later on, Hung’s grandfather took over the shop and continued to bake pastry that spread the taste of happiness.

When the baton was passed to Hung’s parents, the pastry added other traditional Taiwanese food to its menus, such as Hakka rice cake and Turtle-shaped red rice cake, as his mother is Hakka.

You would surely be amazed by the rich variety a pastry shop has to offer: within one single stop, you can get hold of Taiwanese, Hakka, and Japanese snacks!

(Courtesy of 有家攝影工作室 / 風土蒸餾所)

Hung, the third-generation pastry owner, went all the way to a celebrated bakery in northern Taiwan to learn baking.

A few years passed, keeping his grandpa’s philosophy in mind, he came back home with the latest technology and store management skills.

He has since expanded the market, developed new products, and held DIY activities, which successfully spread Fu He Cheng Pastry’s name far and wide.

(Courtesy of 有家攝影工作室 / 風土蒸餾所)

In addition to basic flavors, Fu He Cheng Pastry blends local ingredients into mochi and came up with special flavors such as sailfish, seaweed and quinoa mochi.

Glutinous rice produced in Chishang and Guanshan Town, Taitung together with unique fillings is the key to the blissful taste Fu He Cheng Pastry’s mochi offers.

說到麻糬內餡,除花生、芋頭、紅豆、白豆沙等基本口味,這裡還有用旗魚炒成魚脯的旗魚麻糬,運用冬季常見的海草、營養滿分紅蔾做成的海草麻糬、紅蔾麻糬,每一種都讓人很想嚐鮮看看。而這些香Q麻糬的外皮,也都是使用台東池上、關山所生產的圓糯米。| In addition to basic flavors, Fu He Cheng Pastry blends local ingredients into mochi, coming up with special flavors such as sailfish mochi, seaweed mochi, and quinoa mochi. Glutinous rice produced in Chishang and Guanshan Town, Taitung together with unique fillings is the key to the blissful taste Fu He Cheng Pastry’s mochi offers. (Courtesy of 有家攝影工作室 / 風土蒸餾所)

Thick and round, Fu He Cheng Pastry’s signature mooncakes, “Feng-Tzu cakes”, come in five different flavors: green bean, red bean, white bean, taro, and roselle.

Wrapped with a red paper written with the word “Mooncakes”, the bean-paste filling Feng-Tzu cakes were substituted for yolk pastries and other pricey moon cakes that were beyond many locals’ budget.

“Feng-Tzu cake” had its name due to the fact that people wrapped ten cakes at a time, and in Taiwanese, a bundle of ten items is called “Feng.”

Gradually, “Feng-Tzu cakes” have become the most beloved mooncakes for people from Taitung.

As people stress the importance of health, Fu He Cheng Pastry also cares about customers’ health by reducing 25 percent of oil and sugar added. Less burden, better enjoyment for people of all ages.

(Courtesy of 有家攝影工作室 / 風土蒸餾所)

Fu He Cheng Pastry Shop Info

Taitung Flagship Store

Address|No. 67, Datong Rd., Chenggong Township, Taitung County

Opening Hours|07:00–18:00

Telephone|089-851-757

The Orginal Store

Address|No. 191, Zhonghua Rd., Chenggong Township, Taitung County

Opening Hours|07:00–18:00

Telephone|089-851-432

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一群集合關注台東食物教育的政府、學校、在地人、設計師等共同展開的在地紮根食物教育。

Fooding Taitung is a platform that has kept a close eye on Taitung’s food education from the government, schools, to locals.

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