Pineapple Cakes

I first stumbled upon pineapple cakes when I was in Taiwan. A friend of mine was adamant that I try them while we visited, so I did.

Not just bricks – Pineapple Cakes

They look like little yellow bricks that are usually 1 inch squares. Although they aren’t very visually attractive, it’s tasty and quite different from your usual tea time snack. The outer crust is a buttery pastry that is crumbly and flaky. It forms a wall around a jelly-like pineapple filling that is soft, sticky and (like many Asian snacks) mildly sweet. It’s definitely something to try for the pineapple lovers out there.

Yummy pineapple filling

I have seen prepackaged versions of these little treats around Toronto, but I haven’t had much luck finding fresh ones. However, I randomly stumbled into a bakery in the middle of nowhere that sold them. I kid you not, I was so excited when I spotted them I had to buy a baggie full of them. It’s always great to discover things you found abroad in your own home town. It’s a bit nostalgic. 🙂


3 Comments Add yours

  1. annika says:

    I’ve had these before… brought over from Hong Kong from one of my husband’s trips. They were quite yummy!

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    1. Rini says:

      It’s always nice to get presents from around the world. Especially food. And pineapple cakes. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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