Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Really expensive macarons!
Today, Yuki had to take some photos for her travel article at Bellavita (I think). But the clerk behind the counter gave her the stink eye and wouldn't let her. So Yuki had to buy the smallest package just to take a picture. Four macarons for $90NT ($3 USD). OK, I'm exaggerating, but here in Taiwan you can get lunch for $90NT, instead of four bite sized macarons. But it is what it is, so after dinner, we ate it for dessert. I've always wanted to try it out and see what all the fuss was about, so it was a good opportunity too. Conclusion, Very good and tartly, but not THAT good! But they do look like cute, small, colorful hamburgers. Perhaps thats the attraction to taiwanese people is the fact that it's a foreign product, France, and that they're cute and colorful. For those of you that don't know what a Macaron (not to be confused with macaroon) is, here's a brief explanation before you search on Wiki. A Macaron is a sweet confectionary made of Almond paste, icing sugar and egg whites. They can be filled with buttercream or jam, however I think the one's in Taiwan are only jam. If you have some in your country, try a few out, they're delicious.