Unexpected fact #255 that I didn’t know about Taiwan before arriving: the baked goods are amazing. (Well, at least the ones near our apartment in Taipei.) We’ve tried several nearby bakeries, and they all offer just slightly varying degrees of awesomeness.
In addition to the overall high quality of everything we’ve ordered, I’m enjoying the variety of exotic (to my Western palate), flavors, from green tea and red bean bagels to black sesame cake. Plus, even the sweet things generally aren’t overly sweet, fitting my preferences perfectly.
(I’m ready to declare Taipei my favorite place for baked goods of our trip thus far. Brian doesn’t necessarily disagree, but he’s not quite ready to displace France and Stockholm.)