Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Taiwan Treats: A Birthday Eggtart.

Never one to be thrown by having to celebrate my birthday in a different country, Bordeaux surprised me this morning not with a birthday cake, but with a two-tiered birthday egg tart. Along with the archaic name 'Isla Formosa', egg tarts are one of the few traces of lingering Portuguese influence on the island. They're also one of the tastiest confections available in Taiwan. We haven't had these ones yet- I'll update tomorrow to let you know how they were.

Editor's note: Thanks for the birthday messages! The eggtarts were great, and even had a little surprise jelly inside. So Taiwan!

8 comments:

Prêt à Voyager said...

Happy Birthday, Xander!!!! Have a most wonderful day (and year) :)

Anne

a said...

Looks great. Who needs cake anyway?! Happy birthday.

jess gonacha said...

Happy birthday!!! (one day late- oops!) Hope it was FANTASTIC!! We're both August babies-- mine's the 17th!

shahn said...

Happy Birthday!

Stephen said...

Happy birthday (yesterday)! Those egg tarts look quite delicious. I'm sure your 26th year will bring you many new places and foods to explore, and I look forward to reading all about it.

--Stephen.

kristine said...

happy birthday!!

tangobaby said...

Yummmm! And Happy Birthday! I hope it was marvelous.

T.R. said...

Happy Birthday from a fellow Leo, also traveling in China.