Last year’s International Baking Show was huge. The 2017 edition though, was on a much larger scale.
The showroom rize was literally doubled, occupying two floor at the expo center in Nangang. Prepare yourselves for a ton of pics.
While most expositors were from Taiwan, there was no shortage of bakers from Italy, France, Germany, the US and many others.
I also had the chance to enjoy a proper Italian ice cream and a German style donut (which i think should be called “krapfen”).
All filled with good strawberry jam…I missed that.
Most of the stands were offering free samples, so there was no shortage of snacks.
Many stands were selling baking equipment and accessories. This was the main point of interest for many visitors.
During lunch break I happened to witness a daily habit of many Taiwanese kids: using the lunch break to study.
Shw didn’t seem thrilled, though.
Back to the show.
The previous pic shows the traditional Taiwanese “Dan gao”, or “egg cake”. It’s a very creamy dough dropped in a circle-shaped cooking surface. Once two halves are almost ready they get put together to finish cooking. This process leaves the inside of the cake/tart a bit creamy, while dry and slightly crunchy on the outside.
So much bread. I do love European bread, especialy Italian and French. I really miss it. The way bread is prepared around here is way too soft and sweet; ok for a snack, but pretty bad to have during a meal or for a sandwich.
Next: mankind’s ultimate weapon:
I’ve never seen anything like this before. A snack-holder that can sit on top of any cup, while leaving enough space for a straw to sip on the drink. What a time to be alive.
Glittery frosting is all the rage recently, so there were some suppliers showing different varieties and colors.
That was fun! I’ve had a good time and I spent there most of the day, from late morning until 4pm. There was a lot of stuff to see and taste, and I also had the chance to do some shopping.
The Taipei International Baking Show is an event that I can definitely see becoming a regular thing, there’s a huge amount of visitors and the expo center is completely packed. It’s a really interesting event and highly suggested to anyone in Taipei around that time.
Nangang exhibition center is extremely convenient to reach, with a metro stop right beneath it and the high speed train station just 5 minutes away.
If you’re into baking, don’t miss it! (same suggestion applies if you’re into eating baked goods).