Sun Cakes: A Maltose Pastry

Over Chinese New Year (around late January this year),  I was introduced to a Taiwanese pastry called sun cakes.  This pastry has a maltose filling, and according to, they originated from Taichung, Taiwan.  However, they were  not called ‘suncakes’ until  Taiwanese bakery ‘Sunbooth‘ sold them by its name and made them popular.

Taiwanese dessert: Sun Cake


Visit to Napa

What better to do on a sunny Saturday than to drive up to Napa for wine tasting with friends? =)  Here’s where we went:

  • Hendry’s Winery
  • Bouchon Bakery
  • Redd Restaurant
  • Vincent Arroyo Winery
  • Chateau Montelna Winery

[1] Hendry’s Winery

Sign up for their tour — I hear it’s suppose to be great!  Follow up with wine tasting of 10 different wines at $20/person.  You get full credit towards purchasing wines, so that makes the tasting free!  Experience different flavors and tones to find out what you want in a wine!

Hendry's Winery wine tasting  Hendry's Winery wine tasting