福州世祖胡椒餅 Delicious Black Pepper Cake with Pork Filling
This Black Pepper Cake bakery shown in the photos is very famous in the Raohe street night market(饒河街夜市), so be prepared to line up patiently for a while before you can buy the pepper cake. I waited for 15 minutes that night, but just for your information I’ve also seen a branch of the same bakery near Taipei Railway Station, with much less people there.
Each pepper cake is just a little bit smaller than the size of a tennis ball, with white sesame seeds on its top, very hot out the oven when you buy it with mouthwatering fragrance of meat and pepper upon giving it a bite. The skin of the pepper cake is quite chewy and there is great taste of flour from it. The meat filling is savoury, and a rather coarse texture with roughly chopped up pork meat and tendon mixing up with green onion, a wonderful blend of tastes.
Don’t miss it when you are in Taipei, to see what this little humble pepper cake can do to your taste buds, and I guess you won’t be disappointed.