De Trio Pastry American Bakery
662, JingCheng Rd, 2F
Hours:10 am-6 pm
The husband-and-wife owners of this shop share one major thing in common--a passion for cuisine. The Indonesian-Chinese wife, Sherly, not only has a huge interest in baking but also hands-on experience, while her husband, Chachi, studied at the Culinary Institute of America. Unsurprisingly, they combined their interests and professional training to open De Trio Pastry American Bakery. Offering authentic American salty pies, handmade soft cookies and many other pastries, this place promises to take local customers on an adventure of foreign flavors. --By Niang Chen, translated by Naomi Lai
A. The brightly-lit dining space is outfitted with simple tables and chairs while the semi-open baking area is well-equipped, allowing customers to savor the fragrance of pies and cookies whenever they walk in.
B. The Red Wine Beef (Pork) Bolognese Potato Meat Pie (8 inches) costs NT$500 per 900 grams, or NT$100/slice. The baked handmade crust is crispy with a tasty texture. It is filled with great portions of an Italian-spiced mixture of beef shanks, minced sirloin, onions, tomatoes, red wine and balsamic vinegar and topped with delightful mashed potatoes. This all-American pie is guaranteed to have you hooked once you've tried it.
C. Afternoon tea combination, either filtered or syphon style coffee and a cookie are NT$120 or NT$170. The yummy Carrot Walnut Cake (NT$60) is made of carrots, walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon and topped with lemon cream cheese frosting. The proportions are carefully measured to deliver the perfect flavor. American soft cookies (NT$40) are available in many varieties, such as the American Style Cranberry and Gouda Cheese Cookies, American Style Dark (White) Chocolate Chip Cookies, and American Style Oatmeal and Raisins Cookies. The ingredients' natural flavors are released with every bite and the more you chew, the tastier it gets.