Taiwan Musem of Suncake
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Angela Lim
Singapore5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Went as a family of 8, with my parents and kid. Instructor was patient and friendly, and made sure we all had fun. All our sun cakes turned out beautifully too. Yums! Recommend families to spend an hour or so over here! :)
Written December 24, 2023
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan1,504 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
There are two highlights of the attraction

(1) It is a historic building

Built in 1903, The building was originally called Chuan An Tang (全安堂, means Hall of Safety and Peace), served as a medicine shop. It is a beautiful red and white decorated "Tatsuno Style" building. "Tatsuno Style architecture" is a particular architectural style popularized by Japanese architect Tatsuno Kingo (辰野 金吾1854-1919).

Tatsuno was a famous Japanese architect. He was the designer of the Tokyo Station and many noted buildings in Japan, and also had a strong influence on Japanese colonial architecture such as those in Manchu (North Eastern China) and Taiwan from the late 19th to early 20th century.

Of course this building was not designed by Tatsuno himself. It is just a "Tatsuno Style” architecture. (the designer is unknown)

The current Presidential Office of Taiwan ( the former Office of the Governor-General of Taiwan.during Japanese colonial period) is the most known "Tatsuno Style” architecture in Taiwan. Actually, the designer of the Office building, Uheiji Nagano, was a student of Tatsuno Kingo.

(2) It is now a Museum of Suncake (a small museum)

Suncake is one of the most popular Taiwanese dessert. It is originated from Taichung. The cake is a sweet pastry featuring multiple layers and maltose filling. In addition to the exhibition of the secret and history of Suncake, there are a cultural and creative product store, and a restaurant. In the DIY section, visitors can learn how to make the cake. Of course, you can buy Suncake and other Taiwanese delights (e.g., pineapple cake).here.
Written June 1, 2019
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lenny
Singapore, Singapore138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
The museum was started in the 50s by Wei Qinghai. The ownership ended with the 3rd gen and is no longer owned by the WEI family. The grandson committed suicide and the current owner Took over the ownership and employed the old staff. It’s a small outfit with the sales office in ground floor, and and simple museum and a cafe on the second floor. The workshop is on second floor
Written March 3, 2019
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juniper y
Toronto, Canada33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
it is in a nice, not too busy but easy to access location. It is quite interesting. Considering it is a private museum with free admission, it is great.
Written January 19, 2019
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Erickua
Singapore, Singapore19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
We walked into this shop planning to buy some suncakes and overheard that there was a DIY workshop for NT $250 so we took it and it was a fun time making our own suncakes. Note that you will have to eat all 6 suncakes within 3 days as it does not have added preservatives. Walk around while they bake the suncakes or have a drink at their cafe at second storey.
Written December 18, 2015
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Mark_only
Taichung204 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
This one room 'museum' is in an old traditional red brick building. There is some antique equipment on display, and free samples of the product are on offer. The setting is relaxed and low key, but clearly the main purpose is to sell suncakes. If you haven't had them, their reputation as a specialty of Taichung city is well deserved.
Written July 7, 2015
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Paul stephen B
Melbourne, Australia442 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
called in here a few times over the week as we were staying across the road at Hotel 53 ( this was also a great place to stay ) SO as we were so close to the Musem of Suncake we would call in of an afternoon for the BEST ice cream as it was also part of the Suncake Museum !!! We even dined one afternoon in the restaurant upstairs ( also part of the Museum , From the delicious cakes ( i ended up buying the best cheese cake ) so to sum up i would HIGHLY recommend this on your visit to Taichung in Taiwan as well as Hotel 53 as the Museum is very close to the Train Station & lots of shopping & local & good food places too .
Its also across the road from a very trendy Nike shop too ..
All in all a must to go to while in Taichung !!!
ps i also recommend trying and buying some of there Tea too as their Gift wrapping and packaging is also amazing ! ( They even put like a plastic ice cooler bag under the box that holds your cheese cake )
Great place !!!
Written April 14, 2016
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katherinec573
Springfield, MA588 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
The store’s name might have confused some people, my first thought was do I need to buy admission tickets, the answer was:NO
It’s just a souvenir bakery shop, you can buy traditional Taiwanese sweets here, but I didn’t get any because the weather was super hot, no appetite for the desserts
Written June 7, 2023
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Kim
Vancouver, Canada69 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
It is located in a historic building that has been refurbished. Nice interior. I am not a fan of Suncake so I can't judge theirs.
Written November 8, 2018
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Max P
89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
"Museum"might be a little bit of an overstatement, but it's a nice place to go. Really close to the city center, so you don't have to travel a lot. You'll have issues if you don't go with a Chinese native speaker though...
Written September 9, 2016
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