Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Grand Taipei Bakery, Box Hill MELB

First bakery I have visited within the lunch period last weekend and one that has been, apparently, around before I was even born. Deeply rooted within the Box Hill community, this bakery serves a decent range of savoury dishes in addition to their already popular selection of baked goodies.

The dining area is suited for small crowds and reminded me of a breakfast "cha chaan teng" experience that I was accustomed to in Hong Kong. A steady stream of customers poured into the bakery, each customer purchasing at least $20 worth of baked goods and some even walked out with at least two loaves of fluffy soft baked bread along with a couple of boxes containing glistening, baked pastries.

Chinese donut with omelette - I am not the type of person who craves for oily, fried items for breakfast but this is an exception. The combination of fried chinese donut enclosed by a thin layer of omelette sprinkled with chopped chives was addictive, especially when it briefly meets a semi sweet and salty soy dipping sauce.

Meatballs with homemade noodles - the sister wanted something comforting and this was her choice on the menu. Meatballs tasted homemade although could be improved on in terms of flavour. Noodles were cooked al dante, retaining a chewy yet soft texture. Broth was mildly flavoured and more suited for those opting for lighter meals.

Pineapple and Chinese melon slice - both types of fruit were made into a sticky, sweet jam consistency before being rolled into a crunchy, crumbly pastry.

Taro bun -

Custard bun, taro swiss roll, red bean bun and peanut cake. I loved every single item that I have bought and kudos for having a soft texture. Plus points for costing less than $2 each although I do think it would fare better with more filling stuffed into each of them:)

Definitely will be back for their breakfast items and have been notified that I should have tried their pork floss roll. Argh, next time it is.

Grand Taipei Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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