5322 Yonge Street
This is a great place for Taiwanese snacks and desserts. There are currently two locations, one in the Yonge-Finch area and one in downtown Chinatown. They have plans to open two more in Hamilton and Markham.
They have a huge selection of snacks and an even bigger selection of desserts. I’ve tried a few of both on different trips and would suggest getting both!
The Deep Fried Beef Balls comes with a sweet and sour sauce that goes well with it. They’re bite-sized and aren’t plain at all with a small hint of spices.
I had to get the Durian Custard Sweet Dumplings and if you love durian, I highly recommend them! It’s fresh and so chewy.
This is the inside and it’s a sweet and fragrant smell. The texture is smooth they didn’t cheap out on the durian!
Their Golden Macau and Oreo Macau Pudding was smooth and is a little pricey for the size and what’s in it (cream!) but it’s goooooood. I have yet to try their parfaits but those are next! Which are a step up from their puddings.
The Golden Roll Supreme is a mango explosion wrapped with a rice roll. You’ll see things like this often in Chinese dessert places with different variations. They’re worth trying once although it’s not my personal favourite but it could be yours.
There are two different kinds of shaved ice most people know; Korean (small bits of crushed ice) and Taiwanese (smooth, melt in your mouth shavings). Their Green Tea with Red Bean Shaved Ice is AMAZING! It’s flavoured with a good amount of matcha and the sweetness of the red beans goes well with the bitter green tea.
I love the hot rice rolls when they’re nice and soft which is why I prefer them as a meal than in my dessert. Their Hong Kong Style Steam Rice Rolls was exactly what I was craving that day and it may seem plain but that salty oyster sauce gives it a lot of depth.
And of course, their Taiwanese Style Popcorn Chicken. It’s lightly breaded and very tender. Like everything else, it comes to your table hot!