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[Hualien] Pearl barley at Tsai’s Douhua (蔡記豆花)


I felt like eating douhua after walking around the night market, so I dropped in at Tsai’s Douhua (蔡記豆花) on my way to my hotel. Tsai’s Douhua is, as their name, they are douhua shop and their specialty is pearl barley (job’s tears) and grass jelly.

This is order sheet. 卓號 is table No. So, at first I was seated and kept my table Number. After I wrote, I handed to the staff and paid at the cashier. Though it was cold season, they don’t serve hot sweets (熱飲). 豆花 is douhua, 薏仁 is pearl barley, and 仙草 is grass jelly. Almost all foods have those words.

Order sheet

They recommend those two desserts. 仙草奶凍(Grass jelly with shaved ice and milk, and 薏仁牛奶 (Pearl barley sweet soup with milk).

But I wanted to eat douhua, so I ordered douhua. Douhua with pearl barley. The smaller bowl was filled with douhua, pearl barley and syrup. Simmered pearl barley had sticky texture. It’s like sweet congee covered with douhua.

Douhua with pearl barley (薏仁豆花) 40TWD

I haven’t eaten such a douhua. It’s not smooth. Rough. It’s like unpressed tofu. Sticky and sweet syrup having pearl barley’s extract cling to the surface of the rough douhua. So, they united in my mouth. And I realized I’m eating healthy foods.

It had much pearl barley. More pearl barley than douhua. It had sticky texture and strong tastes of pearl barley. So, tastes of douhua got weak. So, if you want to enjoy the tastes of douhua, you’d better eat douhua with grass jelly and tapioca without pearl barley.


Name Tsai’s Douhua (蔡記豆花)
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