DIY baking supply / supplies


#1

[color=#008040]Moderator note: A large list of baking supply stores nationwide can be found here on page three of this thread. --DB[/color]

WCIF a pan to bake banana bread?


Pine Nuts
#2

I was at the Far East Department Store last week and got a glass baking dish for brownies. You should check your local Dept. Store, ask around the appliances section for a kao pan.

But if anyone knows a KILLER baking goods place, please let me know!


#3

off shi da road near the welcome. it’s the alley that leads to the head of the market behind the welcome, next to a coffee shop/pasta place, called mama’s i believe. a lot of baking stuff, fairly expensive, but a good selection of hard to find stuff.


#4

Hola


#5

This is the ultimate place for baking goods. You’ll find EVERYTHING you need from all kinds of flour to pans of all kind of shapes and much more.
They are specialized in baking goods.
Thanks to Enigma who answered one of my earlier post this year!

[quote]Ming Lo No. 125
Directions:
Go up Zhongshan North road from downtown Taipei. Turn left at Minsheng West Rd. which is the main road next to Mackay Hospital. Go about 2 k. to Ming Lo street and turn right. Go to number 125. This is in the Di Hua area and is near the a DaDou wharf and is next to the police station (or damn near it anyway) It is a non-descript looking store front typical of others in the area but they have a front window stacked high with restaurant size cans of various foods so it’s not too hard to spot.
Phone number 025534495 and 025578104-5
Fax 025534527 [/quote]


#6

[quote=“igorveni”]This is the ultimate place for baking goods. You’ll find EVERYTHING you need from all kinds of flour to pans of all kind of shapes and much more.
They are specialized in baking goods.
Thanks to Enigma who answered one of my earlier post this year!

[quote]Ming Lo No. 125
Directions:
Go up Zhongshan North road from downtown Taipei. Turn left at Minsheng West Rd. which is the main road next to Mackay Hospital. Go about 2 k. to Ming Lo street and turn right. Go to number 125. This is in the Di Hua area and is near the a DaDou wharf and is next to the police station (or damn near it anyway) It is a non-descript looking store front typical of others in the area but they have a front window stacked high with restaurant size cans of various foods so it’s not too hard to spot.
Phone number 025534495 and 025578104-5
Fax 025534527 [/quote][/quote]

THANKS! :notworthy: :rainbow:


#7

Another option is the Tailung Hands store in Breeze Center, on I think the 6th floor. Anyways, it’s 1 floor up from the Kinokuniya book store and 1 floor down from the movie theater.


#8

I know of at least 4-5 baking supply stores … in Shulin (1), Taipei - Dihua, Minsheng S. rd area (2), Yungho near #4 park (1), Sanxia (1).

The thing is … I know where they are, can go there but don’t know the exact addresses or phone# :smiley:


#9

Oh, when I think of it now … I know for at least 3-4 more in Taipei … but they are more geared to the (semi)-professional bakers … but will sell and carry products you could use at home … some do actually both …


#10

i’d be interested in learning more about where these ones are? thx.


#11

There’s a pretty good one just off Chuang Ching road, about halfway between Hsin Yi and Sung Jen.


#12

It’s nice to see the store on Ming Le getting visited. I was up there last week and bought everything I needed for baklava. It was awesome.


#13

enigma, do u have a reliable baklava recipe? care to post it in the food forum please please please? :pray:


#14

There’s a small baking store called DIY 烘培教室 (DIY hong1pei2 jiao4shi4)
on 研究院路一段96號 (Yan2jiu4yuan4 Rd. Sec. 1, #96), north of the Academia Sinica in Nangang too. From town, take 忠孝東路 Zhong1xiao4 E. Rd. east as far as it goes; turn right where it ends at Yanjiuyuan Rd., and you’ll see the store soon on the right. Ph. 2783-4843. Best deal in the store is the very strong extruded aluminum cookie cutters for only 12NT each! They also have inexpensive miniature tart crusts which would be perfect for bite-sized pecan pies or cheesecakes. Oh, I’d better stop before I make myself hungry. :cookie:


#15

enigma, do you have a reliable baklava recipe? care to post it in the food forum please please please? :pray:[/quote]

I do and I will. This stuff is awesome. I’ll find the receipe in my files and post it as soon as I find it.


#16

I saw one on line today that looked great! I didn’t save it cuz I figured I’d never find filo sheets in Taipei (and I’m on a diet) :stuck_out_tongue:


#17

hehehe … filo … you can get it … but need to know where … hehehehe :smiling_imp:


#18

Ok, I’ve waited patiently, expecting you to post the answer, but seeing as how a year and 18 days have passed, I give up. Where?!?! :taz:

And while we’re on baking goods stores, I’ll copy this from another thread. Here’s a store near the Minquan Bridge in Taibei:

Heading east (towards Neihu) on Minchuan E. Rd. in Taibei, after passing the aquarium shops and crossing Fuyuan St. (the last before the bridge), go past the start of the upramp for the Minquan bridge (i.e., don’t take the bridge; go off to the right below the bridge). Go a short block, just past a Bridgestone tire shop; turn right (south), and go about 50 meters, and the shop is on your left. 義興西點原料行 is the shop name; the address is 富錦街574巷2號 Fujin St., Lane 574, #2. Phone 2760-8115. Open 9a-9p; closed the 2nd and 4th Sun. of each month. The owner does speak a tiny bit of English in case you need to ask for something like baking powder.

Their selection of baking stuff is very good, and most prices quite reasonable. Their 1 lb. of butter is cheaper than Welcome or RT Mart, for example, at 65 NT.


International supermarkets in Taipei area
#19

Most the people who have been here a few years understand that they need to look around to find the foods that they really crave and are used to. There are several DIY stores around Taipei County and a search will turn up several. I recall a couple years ago that I was really wanting some cornmeal. I now know where to buy it in several locations. However, when I asked, one of our prolific and knowledgeable posters (Namahottie) invited me to number 4 Park in YongHe. (Taipei County but off the MRT) I met her and she showed me a grocery mart that had Jiffy Cornbread mix. I bought them out. She then showed me a DIY baking cooking store nearby. Well, that prompted me to write again.
I went to the DIY store again today. I was actually planning on buying some powdered sugar for my morning French Toast. As I was strolling the aisles, I wondered how many of these items people on this site miss. You really should see the selection. I have bought dried split peas and lentils before. They didn’t have them, but I was able to score a kilo bag of Navy (small white) beans. Of course the have all the cake and cup cake packaging that one would expect but think about:
capers
refried beans
powdered sugar
bagged walnuts
bagged almonds
bagged nuts of about every kind
creamed cheese
butter
frozen rounds of breakfast hashbrowns
pizza crusts
bagels
olives (green and black)
some specialty breakfast cereals
pinto beans
lentils (sometimes)
dried peas (sometimes)
Cool Whip
Flavorings that rival the Choclate Factory
rum, raspberry, strawberry and many other liquors by the large bottle
Pre-made cookie dough
I think I saw pearl tapioca but I wasn’t sure so I didn’t buy it
Canned soda water
Canned tonic water
others
Huge (like kilo sized) chocolate bars of every description
Hershey’s unsweetened cocao
various odds and ends of pre-formed and frozen ready to cook and eat crap
Also a reasonable selection of utensils and appliances - ex:
a damn fine looking huge oven for about 6,500, KitchenAid Mixer and numerous others.
Hell, I can’t recall any more but there was much and many
Go check it out. It is a good place to shop. Some of the stuff was just out of control as it had been imported. For example, the various Betty whomever cake mixes and Jello stuff. However, there were imitation knockoffs that were cheap. Go try it and report back.

EDIT:
Thank you Temp.
Just a couple too many Gin and Tonics here.

Directions:
YongHe in Taipei County
Find Number 4 park on any map
Once you find the park circle it keeping the park on your right or left
When you see a Family Mart across an alley from Hess, turn in. This lane T’s at the park so there is only one way to turn. There is no street sighn but it is Lane 118. Go to Number 14. You got it.
I guess the key is finding number 4 park. Those of you who live nearby can probably help but it is on the MRT map and not that difficult.
Sorry for the remiss. Thanks again Tempo.

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#20

directions? thanks.