Taiwanese food has taken many countries by storm in recent years, such as boba milk tea. Recently, the U.S. online media Insider shared a video of the making of “Taiwaneses cakes” on its official Twitter account, drawing much attention from social media users.
Food Insider, a popular food channel, posted a video on Dec. 26, introducing a shop called “Wheelcake Island” in London.
The short clip documents the process of making wheelcakes alongside an interview of Taiwanese shop owner Lin Yi-ting.
The tweet reads, “The popular street food snack is made by sandwiching a filling between two fluffy pancakes — which one would you like to try?”
In the video, Lin explained: “It’s a very popular traditional street snack we have every day in Taiwan.”
He added that they decided to bring the snack to London because they love wheelcakes very much.
Asked about the reason why they used a frog on their logo, Lin said: ” We feel like we like its spirit very much. Very relaxed and enjoying. Feels like he has eaten tons of wheelcakes.”
Fillings, which are made from scratch, include four flavors: classic vanilla custard, milk chocolate, green tea, and adzuki beans.
Each cake costs £3 (about NT$114). In response to the video, one social media user commented, “I would love to make them” while another said “Yummy.”
Taiwanese wheelcakes are like stuffed pancakes 🥞 pic.twitter.com/rQbvWnMHqp
— Food Insider (@InsiderFood) December 20, 2020