Pineapple cake is the most popular souvenir of Taiwan. So many shops in Taiwan sell pineapple cake. Hotel Okura Prestige Taipei‘s pineapple cake is especially popular among Japanese tourists because of its cute package and delicious tastes. This hotel was built in 2012.
I knew their pineapple cake a few years ago, but I didn’t feel like getting pineapple cake at this hotel. Hotel Okura is Japanese hotel and well-known. “Why do I need to get Taiwanese souvenir in Hotel Okura ?” I thought :p
But actually their pineapple cake was great and I recommend to all person who visit Taipei. Of course, not only to Japanese tourists but also tourists from all over the world.
Hotel Okura Prestige Taipei is located close to Zongshan station (中山).
Okura is tall, so you won’t miss it if you walk to the park from the station.
There’s bakery named THE NINE (烘焙坊) on the ground floor next to the lobby. There’s a entrance from the lobby, and you can also enter into the bakery directly from outside.
Bakery “THE NINE”
Their popular pineapple cake is sold at the bakery on the ground floor named “THE NINE”. When I visited there, all visitor was Japanese people. So every staff spoke Japanese so frequently. Credit card is available.
If you enter the bakery from the lobby, at first, breads welcome you. It looks yummy.
They have cakes, too.
Though I don’t like, they have nougat, too. Those package is cute as well as pineapple cake.
And ! This is Pineapple cake ! One pineapple cake is in a cute box. 50 TWD per one box.
If you want much,
12 pieces – 500 TWD
20 pieces – 800 TWD
is valuable. And those are in cute hard box.
Hard box for 12pieces
Okura’s pineapple cake can be gotten at this Hotel Okura Prestige Taipei only.
It is so popular souvenir, so sometime it is sold out in the noon, especially during summer season. If you want to get it without fail, they accept reservation in the shop.
12 pieces of pineapple cake in a box
This is 12 pieces of box. So cute ! Don’t you think ? Awesome. This boxes have Taiwanese patterns and Japanese patterns together. 12 patterns.
Though it’s cute, this paper is thin and pineapple cake is in the box directly. So, though expire date is three weeks later, you’d better eat soon after you open the hard box.
Their pineapple cake is made of Taiwanese pineapple and French butter. Its outside was soft and had rich tastes of butter. But the pineapple jam inside was not too sweet and was light. I never recommend you put them into refrigerator for a long time. It’ll dry soon.
Okura’s pineapple cake was, of course, delicious. But I think it’s not characteristic. Its sweetness, flavor, everything was mild. So, I think no one hate it except someone who don’t like sweet foods and is allergic to pineapple. And from its cute appearance and its popularity, this is the good souvenir for everyone.
About the shop
Name in English / The Nine
Name in Chinese / 烘焙坊
Address / No. 9, Section 1, Nanjing East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei
Phone / 62-2523-1111
Open / 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Closed / No scheduled
Reservation / Available
Credit card / Available