DIY baking supply / supplies


#21

Do you have the exact name, address and phone of the store, or more specific directions? That might help people trying to find it.


#22

Sorry. I edited my original post with I think some pretty good directions. I didn’t get the card from them but the name outside in English is “DIY”. Not many of them in that area so if you follow the directions at number 4 park, I think you got it.


#23

DIY
Zhonghe City
Yi An Road Lane 118 # 14
02-8860-8895
Open 10-9pm

Here’s the address :smiley: enjoy. It’s not that bad of a drive from Taipei, unless you’re in Tianmu…


#24

Just finished a big bowl of navy beans with ham. Damn I missed that. I got the largest ham end (hock) that RT Mart had to offer. I sliced the skin logitudinally in about three lengths. Boil the hell out of it for about 2 hours. The skin will pull away from the meat. When it does, pull the skin off, discard, and leave as much of the fat and meat as possible. Keep adding water as it boils down and add about a pound of the navy beans (dried green peas and lentils are great instead). Add enough garlic to scald the hair off your head, some salt and pepper to taste. Keep the beans and pork on low simmer for about as long as you can stand to wait. Eventually, the meat will fall off the bones, maybe with a little help, and now you have a great pot of white beans and ham. It won’t be smoked ham but it was damed good and I will freeze several packages for later dinners.
Note: I have been looking for the small white beans (Northern Beans or Navy Beans) for several years. They are very uncommon here so if you see them, buy what you want and let others know where you got them.
Now, next time I will make a big pan of cornbread to be eaten with honey butter with my beans.
Hope you can try this. It’s easy to make and goes a long way to keeping you in “comfort food”


#25

damn I’m hungry now.


#26

I thought a search would turn this up, but no.

I’m going to make a birthday cake. So I need self-raising and plain flour, greaseproof paper, baking tins, confectioners sugar.

If there’s a specialized shop, I suppose they might have candles and holders as well. I suppose I could always beg a pink wax question mark from one of the places that make the runny Taiwanese trifle-cakes. Maybe they’ll even let me have a transparent plastic knife and some dolls house paper plates as well!

All help appreciated. Going shopping tomorrow 21st March.


#27

ok, self-raising flour I’ve only seen in Jasons, citysuper etc, plain flour is available in just about any supermarket, or costco, greaseproof paper, cheapest in costco but comes on a huge roll, baking tins, I’d suggest the Korean home store, I think it’s even called Home or House or something like that, can’t remember offhand, but it’s the cheapest place I’ve found for round fairly large baking tins, I tihnk I paid NT$250 and it has a removable ring as well. confectioners sugar, isn’t that just powder sugar? again I think you can find that in most supermarkets, I’ve never had any problem finding that stuff. besides, you don’t really need self-raising flour, just add baking powder.


#28

OK, I have been searching for half an hour now and I can’t find the baking goods store thread. I know it is somewhere by Nanking West road, if I recall well.
I need to go back there to buy some stuff.
Sandman, can you find the thread for me or do you havve the address of the store I am talking about?
Thanks.


#29

[quote=“igorveni”]OK, I have been searching for half an hour now and I can’t find the baking goods store thread. I know it is somewhere by Nanjing West road, if I recall well.
I need to go back there to buy some stuff.
Sandman, can you find the thread for me or do you havve the address of the store I am talking about?
Thanks.[/quote]

there is a better baking store on a lane just off Civil Blvd. on the SW quadrant of the Civil/DunHua intersection.


#30

[quote=“Deuce Dropper”][quote=“igorveni”]OK, I have been searching for half an hour now and I can’t find the baking goods store thread. I know it is somewhere by Nanjing West road, if I recall well.
I need to go back there to buy some stuff.
Sandman, can you find the thread for me or do you havve the address of the store I am talking about?
Thanks.[/quote]

there is a better baking store on a lane just off Civil Blvd. on the SW quadrant of the Civil/Dunhua intersection.[/quote]
Good to know. Thank you, I will go there this afternoon.


#31

[quote=“igorveni”]OK, I have been searching for half an hour now and I can’t find the baking goods store thread. I know it is somewhere by Nanking West road, if I recall well.
I need to go back there to buy some stuff.
Sandman, can you find the thread for me or do you havve the address of the store I am talking about?
Thanks.[/quote]

Here’s a post I put up on the 14th. Included is a link to a map you can print.

viewtopic.php?f=98&t=75127&start=10

Please excuse if the image hosting site dumps a pop-up porn picture in your browser. I chose to call it a “family” image when I posted it, but the image hosting site now seems to think porn links are appropriate for families.


#32

[quote=“Sleepyhead”][quote=“igorveni”]OK, I have been searching for half an hour now and I can’t find the baking goods store thread. I know it is somewhere by Nanjing West road, if I recall well.
I need to go back there to buy some stuff.
Sandman, can you find the thread for me or do you havve the address of the store I am talking about?
Thanks.[/quote]

Here’s a post I put up on the 14th. Included is a link to a map you can print.

forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.ph … 7&start=10

Please excuse if the image hosting site dumps a pop-up porn picture in your browser. I chose to call it a “family” image when I posted it, but the image hosting site now seems to think porn links are appropriate for families.[/quote]
Thanks, but no map of the store you mentioned. The map is for a DIY bake shop in Fu Yuan street. This is a different store, right?


#33

[quote=“igorveni”]OK, I have been searching for half an hour now and I can’t find the baking goods store thread. I know it is somewhere by Nanjing West road, if I recall well.
I need to go back there to buy some stuff.
Sandman, can you find the thread for me or do you havve the address of the store I am talking about?
Thanks.[/quote]

The Dihua-area store near the west end of Minsheng W. Rd. is at 125 Minle. Take Zhongshan north, turn left on Minsheng, go 2.1 km, turn right on Minle; it’s on the right, with cans of imported kitchen goods like blueberries in the front window. They have a decent selection but don’t carry flour and similar bulk dry goods.

The best store IMO (as they have good prices on 3kg bags of flour, large bags of icing sugar, etc.) is under and to the south of the Minquan bridge, in Neihu near Costco. Take Minquan E. Rd. eastward, to Fuyuan St.; veer right and take the small low road eastward instead of the bridge. There’s a Buddhist supply shop there. Go to the first alley, turn right, go 100 meters, and it’s on your left. [color=#8000BF]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. [/color]

EDIT: my main complaint is that they don’t know the protein % on their bulk flours – although they are divided into high, medium and low; for reference, the Luotuo (camel) brand sold at the Donghu store is 13.7% for the high gluten and 12.1 for the medium. The Donghu store is listed later in this thread.

There’s another in Nangang on Academia Sinica road just south of the eastern end of Zhongxiao E. Rd., across from a McDonald’s. It’s a bit pricier than the others.


#34

[quote=“Dragonbones”][quote=“igorveni”]OK, I have been searching for half an hour now and I can’t find the baking goods store thread. I know it is somewhere by Nanjing West road, if I recall well.
I need to go back there to buy some stuff.
Sandman, can you find the thread for me or do you havve the address of the store I am talking about?
Thanks.[/quote]

The Dihua-area store near the west end of Minsheng W. Rd. is at 125 Minle. Take Zhongshan north, turn left on Minsheng, go 2.1 km, turn right on Minle; it’s on the right, with cans of imported kitchen goods like blueberries in the front window. They have a decent selection but don’t carry flour and similar bulk dry goods.

The best store IMO (as they have good prices on 3kg bags of flour, large bags of icing sugar, etc.) is under and to the south of the Minquan bridge, in Neihu near Costco. Take Minquan E. Rd. eastward, to Fuyuan St.; veer right and take the small low road eastward instead of the bridge. There’s a Buddhist supply shop there. Go to the first alley, turn right, go 100 meters, and it’s on your left.

There’s another in Nangang on Academia Sinica road just south of the eastern end of Zhongxiao E. Rd., across from a McDonald’s. It’s a bit pricier than the others.[/quote]
Thank you DB, I’ve just been there. Great store, too bad their labels are in Chinese.


#35

Yeah, they are at all the stores I mentioned.

For future reference, if you make a purchase list and have someone write down the Chinese next to each item for you, the owners at each shop will take pity on the illiterate foreigner and help pluck the right items off the shelf for you. :laughing:

You can always ask for help in the Learning Chinese section. :wink:


#36

There is a DIY baking supply in Donghu, for anyone living in the area. It’s tucked away in an alley. The store is called 嘉順 Jia1Shun4, and is at 五分街25號 Wu3 fen1 jie1, across from the Donghu Library. The lane runs east off of Kangning, just south of Donghu Rd., where there’s a gas station; it runs from the gas station to the middle of the traditional wet market. They have a lot of plastic and paper bags, including lunch bags and bags of different sizes for storing your baked bread, but not the long ones for French bread (you can just save the ones you get when you buy baguettes). They’re open 8a-7p, 2632-9999.

The bulk flour they buy is Camel brand, Luo4tuo2, and the protein percentages are 13.7% for high, and 12.1 for medium; they repackage it in 600g bags (without the % marked), at $20NT, which is the market standard at DIY shops AFAIK – the same as the $100NT for 3kg at the Minquan store (which is a different brand, with no info on protein %). They do have vital wheat gluten, good instant yeast, sour cream, mascarpone and so on of course too.

Overall, the Minquan store has a wider selection of equipment.


#37

I just moved to Taipei so I’m not very familiar with it. I also don’t have a car, so I have to rely on public transportation and my feet. I live in the Zhongzheng district near RenAi Road and XinSheng Road. Are there any baking supply stores near there? I’m also looking for baking pans (brownie pan, cupcake molds etc) that can fit in a toaster oven…any suggestions?


#38

For dinky things, have a look at Daiso, everything costs NT$39 and they have plenty of baking pans that would fit in a toaster oven.
CitySuper has some stuff as well, but it’s mega expensive.
Then there’s Working House who also have a fair amount of stuff, although the shop sizes differ so all shops don’t stock everything.
The baking supply shops is the other option, I’ve only ever located one and they’re not easy to spot unless you walk past one or know where it is.
There’s one not far from Jingan MRT station (5 min walk), but it’s not really close to you.


#39

This is going to sound really stupid, but in this address: 1~2F., No.1, Nanjing W. Rd., Zhongshan District, Taipei City 104, Taiwan (R.O.C.) what does the “104” in “Taipei City 104” mean? Is that an area code? Sorry, like I said…only been here for a month and have been spending most of the time w/ family.


#40

Its the postal code.