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 www.ifood.tv/network/suncake, 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

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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 

http://www.yelp.com/biz/hendry-vineyard-and-winery-napa

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

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