Where can I buy good bread in Taipei?

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Good Bread & Bakeries

Postby expatman » 02 Dec 2001, 07:04

Where can I find a good bakery? Not that fluffy marshmallow stuff or loaded with sugar! A good rye bread would be nice! Would it be too much to ask for pumpernickel?
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Postby Bian Tai » 02 Dec 2001, 07:18

Mr Mark. Corner of Roosevelt and Fuzhou. Sexiest bread in Taipei. :cool:
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Postby dbbowman » 02 Dec 2001, 10:56

Near Ren'ai and Fuxing ... Florida Bakery... good garlic bread.
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Postby ChickUnit » 13 Dec 2001, 06:37

As far as I'm concerned, the 2 most reliable bakeries in Taipei are the Florida bakeries (also on Zhongshan N. Rd. just N. of Minquan East Rd.) and the Twins bakeries (too many locations to note). If you live in the east end, near the Ding Hao bus stop there's a Wellcome supermarket and above it, there's a Ding Hao bakery. The breads there are awesome. But alas, I still have not seen pumpernickel. They have a great vegetable loaf and rye loaf though. You might give these a go.
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Postby sandman » 13 Dec 2001, 08:06

Breeze has pumpernickel. We Care has some very good bread. Roosevelt Road just west of the junction with Xinsheng S. Rd.
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Postby Alien » 14 Dec 2001, 02:21

Twinkle Bakery. Songde Rd near Songshan Rd.

Far Eastern food court on Dunhua S.
the original Lulu, off Minsheng near Dunhua N.

And, there's always COSTCO!
...u could freeze some.

But i still think with any of these Taipei bakeries you're grasping at straws, really, by comparison.

Kinda like getting good rice in the west...
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Postby Bu Lai En » 15 Jan 2002, 05:01

I want to back up Mr Mark bakery on the corner of Roosevelt Rd and Fuzhou Rd. It's really good bread. German style I think. I love the multi-grain cheese buns with cream cheese centers.

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Postby andre » 15 Jan 2002, 16:13

I am surprised no one mentioned Backerei Cafe. This is a great place for bread if you do not want the overly sweet, soft or stale bread. It is partly owned by this German fellow who oversees everything.
He has the best sourdough bread I have ever had anywhere (and I have had a lot). In fact he claims to make 35 different kinds of bread incuding rye and pumpernickle but not all at once. He only has a few on any given day, so it would b best to call and ask what was made that day.
No.161 Zhongshan North road Sec .6 Taipei
2831-4592 (close to the corner of Dexing W.Rd and Zhongshan)
It is walking distance from the Chishan (Zhishan) MRT station.
The food there is not bad either.
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Postby sandman » 15 Jan 2002, 16:28

There's also a bakery/cafe in one of the alleys off Yongkang St. German husband, local wife, I believe. Wonderful bread and fantastic cakes. Sorry I can't recall the actual address or name.
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Postby mangosmarie » 25 Mar 2002, 11:50

* Backerei & Cafe - As mentioned earlier, this apparently is an excellent bakery with very authentic German-style breads. I believe the chef is German. This place was strongly recommended by a German friend, so it should be worth trying.

* Schwarzwald Deutsche Spezialitaten
#9, Lane 6, Yongkang Street, Taipei
(02)2392-2447

(Lane 6 is on the part of Yongkang Street that is not too far south from Xinyi Rd. If you're driving southward down Yongkang from Xinyi, this lane is on your right, and Schwarzwald is about halfway in the lane, also on your right.)

I believe this is the German bakery that Sandman mentions earlier in this discussion.

This is a small restaurant with very authentic German food. The chef is a Taiwanese woman who is married to a German; they lived in Germany for a very long time, and she learned how to cook many of the traditional dishes. I've had two meals there, and I thought they were fantastic. Again, a German friend gave it his stamp of approval.

It is not primarily a bakery; nevertheless, it does have quite a wide variety of small breads and cakes. They have this white bread which is baked in a small, longish, triangular-shaped loaf with confectioner's sugar sprinkled on top--I KNOW, I know, sounds strange and a bit too close for comfort to those overly sweet Asian breads. But I swear, it's not, it is absolutely delicious and clearly the work of a Western-style baker! No baguettes, though.

* Twins Bakery - Sorry, I don't have the precise address for this one, but the branch that I know of (it has many branches, I believe) is on the north side of Ren'ai Rd., east of Dunhua and Anhe--although which block precisely, I couldn't tell you, sorry.

Most of the baked goods look like those in a typical Taiwanese bakery, but don't be scared away by that; in addition to all that, they do have baguettes which are really quite good. Now, don't expect them to be like the best baguettes you'll find in Paris, but the one we got, we enjoyed. However, depending on how finely you want to distinguish between different types of bread, I can't remember now if it might have been more like a nice, long "baguette" of Italian bread, as opposed to French bread (there is some difference in the texture and ingredients which I am not cultured enough to know). But it was still really good.
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