阿聪师 (O-Nong), also known as Ah-Tsung-Shih, has one of Taiwan’s most famous souvenir snacks – the taro pastries. Here’s how you can get them to Singapore!
I’m not even a fan of Asian munchies, but after my last trip to Taipei before Miss Rona took over the world, I’ve discovered the world of Taiwanese snacks and pastries – seriously, they’re in a league of their own.
Guides to Taiwan Online Shopping:
#1: How to Ship Taiwan Buys to Singapore
#2: 小日子 (One Day): Taiwan’s “Muji-Style” Store
#3: 奮起福 (Fenchifu): Award-Winning Rice Crackers
#4: 海边走走 (HiWalk): Iconic Taiwan Egg Rolls
#5: 星采醫美保養品 (Starnic): Taiwanese Medi-Beauty
#6: 阿聪师 (O-Nong): Award-Winning Taro Pastry
In addition to the common, local supermarket snacks that your tour guide probably won’t show you, Taiwan’s souvenir snacks are really something you must try. I’ve told you about the delicious rice crackers from 奮起福 (Fenchifu) and arguably the most famous egg rolls from 海边走走 (Hiwalk), now get ready another OG snack: 阿聪师 (O-Nong)’s award-winning taro pastries.
Why Do I Love 阿聪师 (O-Nong)?
阿聪师 (O-Nong), also known as Ah-Tsung-Shih, isn’t just a brand name – he’s a legendary pastry chef with pastry skills spanning over half a century. Founded in 1960, the chef and his brand has gone on to bag many accolades, including the Taiwan Best 100 Award for their signature Dajia Baked Taro Pastry.
It’s also said that 阿聪师 (O-Nong) is the original creator of the Taiwan taro pastry that features the soft taro filling with a crispy crust!
Guys, I don’t even like taro but 阿聪师 (O-Nong)’s taro pastries and snacks have officially converted me. I don’t know if it’s their fresh, locally-sourced taro that makes it so delicious, or simply because of their unique variation of taro munchies that make it irresistible.
Can I Order 阿聪师 (O-Nong) to Singapore?
Can you imagine my joy when I found 阿聪师 (O-Nong)’s official website after I came back from my Taipei trip? Even though direct shipping to Singapore is unavailable, like most Taiwan brands, I could simply use a freight forwarder to ship it to Singapore for me. 😎
If you’re new to Taiwan online shopping, I’d recommend you to check out our dummies guide: How To Ship Taiwan Buys To Singapore.
Wait, I Found 阿聪师 (O-Nong) on Singapore’s E-commerce Sites!
Ah yes, I saw 阿聪师 (O-Nong)’s pastries on some of our popular e-commerce platforms too, but unfortunately the markups are pretty insane…
|Mochi Taro & Molten Custard Pastry||Shantou Nougat|
The Mochi Taro & Molten Custard Pastry has a ~S$69.60 markup, while the Shantou Nougat has a ~S$21.30 markup. I’d stick to buying directly from 阿聪师 (O-Nong) instead!
阿聪师 (O-Nong) Best-Selling Products
|阿聪师 (O-Nong) Best-Sellers||Price|
|Mochi Taro & Molten Custard Pastry||NT$630|
|Dajia Baked Taro Pastry||NT$540|
|Taro Glutinous Rice Balls||NT$65|
1. Mochi Taro & Molten Custard Pastry
These 阿聪师 (O-Nong) Mochi Taro & Molten Custard Pastry (NT$630/~S$29.40) is the best of three worlds – crispy and flaky outer layer, soft and chewy taro mochi in between, and finally a decadent, molten custard in the centre. Afternoon tea treats don’t get any better than this!
2. Taro Nougat
The 阿聪师 (O-Nong) Taro Nougat (NT$400/~S$18.70) are heavenly bites of taro goodness. Apparently the world’s first taro nougat recipe, its lovely combination of creamy taro and chewy nougat make a compact snack you munch on at anytime of the day.
3. Dajia Baked Taro Pastry
The 阿聪师 (O-Nong) Dajia Taro Pastry (NT$540/~S$25.30) is their signature and classic pastry. Filled with premium, locally-sourced taro, this is a “must-try” when you’re placing your orders. It’s also the perfect treat when you’re having guests over and need to put out something that everyone is sure to love.
4. Taro Glutinous Rice Balls
What’s more comforting that a hot bowl of tang yuan? These 阿聪师 (A Cong Shi) Taro Glutinous Rice Balls (NT$65/~S$3) are a Taiwanese rendition of this treat we have during the Lantern Festival. Made with Taiwanese taro, the “QQ” (or “perfectly chewy”) texture makes this nostalgic treat the ideal addition to any rainy day beyond festive celebrations.
5. Pineapple Cake
Beyond taro, 阿聪师 (O-Nong) also didn’t forget about pineapple cakes, the most iconic Taiwan souvenir snack of them all! The 阿聪师 (O-Nong) Pineapple Cake (NT$432/~S$20.20) swaps out the usual crumbly pineapple tart pastry for a crisp, cake-like biscuit, and you can bet that ordering only one box wouldn’t be enough.
Which of 阿聪师 (O-Nong)’s authentic Taiwanese pastries will you try first? Are there other famous Taiwanese snacks you can’t wait to get your hands on? Let us know in the comments below or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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All currency conversion rates are accurate to nearest 10 cents on 5 August 2020 SGT 15:30.