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  • Just the bread, it's so good!

  • How do they do that?

  • So for those who don't know, bakery culture is really huge in Taiwan.

  • And I was fortunate enough to live in the area where a lot of these Taiwanese bakeries found their way to where I live in California.

  • So I decided to take some of my favorite pastries and to share them with my co-workers.

  • So the first one that I have is a 藍莓麵包, that basically just means blueberry bun.

  • It usually has a really delicious cream cheese blueberry filling.

  • I usually don't get this just because it's so dense, but I'm really excited to share this with one of my friends.

  • I can't compare it to anything.

  • Doesn't this make me feel like a happy Asian baby?

  • Mmm Hmm.

  • So this is a 熱狗起司麵包.

  • It literally just means a hot-dog-cheese bread.

  • This is good.

  • Yeah I would definitely have to like work out If I eat that everyday, which I probably wouldn't have the problem with if I could have that, like I would work out and then I would eat it.

  • It would defeat the whole purpose of working out, but I would still feel better about my life.

  • You used to eat this when you were a kid?

  • Yeah, all the time.

  • Cool, so when is the next time you're going home?

  • So this is called a 紅豆麵包, that means red bean bun.

  • I grew up eating American food like McDonald's, so the idea of having beans involved in a dessert sweet thing was absolutely revolting to me in the beginning.

  • But I've really grown to love it.

  • Hmmm.

  • I'm so concerned whenever I bring people to eat this stuff.

  • They might think it's gross or the texture is kind of weird?

  • Red beans has it going on.

  • Was there ever a point where you first saw it and you were like, hmm I don't know about this...

  • I don't think so, cuz at least in dim sum it's fried know, we're American and anything that's fried, like it's going down.

  • Okay, last but certainly not least, a 菠蘿包.

  • Kind of translates into a pineapple bun but they kind of call it that simply because the diamonds and the ridges on here actually looks like a pineapple.

  • Hmmm, that was good.

  • This actually tastes a lot like a sticky bun you get in England but like, they usually have icing on top.

  • I'm not sure it's between like sweet bread and like a croissant almost?

  • That's kind of how I tried to explain it to people sometimes like I called it a danish almost.

  • Yeah.

  • I'm glad you like it.

  • Thank you for showing me it.

  • Thanks, Stasia.

  • Well, thank you.

  • I'm glad you shared this with me.

  • Let's just get this out there, Asian bakeries are the best bakeries.

  • - Yes they are! - Right?

  • Interns, you want a bite?

  • You're a different man, aren't you?

  • Yeah.

Just the bread, it's so good!

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