Sweet French treats at Douce France
Words and translated by Audrey Liu
75, QingHe St, Xitun Dist
Hours: 5 pm- 12 am
Douce France owner Lohhan hails from the south of France and opened this place with his good Taiwanese friend, Joyce, in 2014. His decision to open at this location in the Fengjia Night Market came after he arrived in Taiwan and promptly fell in love with the island, the people and its food.
When creating their desserts, the two owners are committed to using the best grade, most healthy, fresh and natural ingredients, including direct-origin ISO-certified, daily-delivered local eggs, milk from Taitung's Chulu Ranch, cream imported from France, and natural Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans. In addition, their caramel is prepared the traditional way with low heat instead of using artificial sweeteners. And they never use trans fats, stabilizers, artificial flavorings and other chemical additives.
Two desserts are featured here, traditional French caramel pudding and eclairs. Both are sweet, but not greasy, and Lohhan uses less sugar to cater to Taiwanese tastes. For anyone visiting the Fengjia Night Market, it's well worthwhile to stop by Douce France to check out these delicious French treats and meet the suave French co-owner.
Left: Many customers visit not only to enjoy the good desserts, but also to
meet the handsome Lohhan.
Medium: There are three Eclair flavors--salted caramel cream, chocolate
peanut, and lemon (NT$40 for one; buy five get one free). Close your
eyes while savoring an eclair and you might feel like you're in France!
Right: Currently, there is just one flavor of caramel pudding, which has
a sweet, pleasing flavor and a faint, fresh aroma (NT$60 for one,
NT$330 for a box of six).