Mister Donut


#181

Has anyone made some stupid comment about not understanding doughnut culture yet?
Cuz I DO. In Lousyana we would sometimes get up early and go sit outside waiting for DunKin to open. Fresh, hot, delish that melt on your tongue… oh yeah. Sipping a hot coffee in the car chatting with my mom while waiting for the light to turn on… those are memories I will take to my grave. (I hope)

Maybe the waiting in line with friends is the same??

And down in New Orleans we often had lines for a block wanting for Cafe Du Monde’s beignets…yeah baby


#182

[quote=“SuchAFob”]
Maybe the waiting in line with friends is the same??
[/quote]No it’s not. But it’s ok because you demonstrate decent knowledge and appreciation for the Donut culture. You can’t always be right. :wink:

bobepine


#183

I heard soneone say that there was speculation (How safely can I word this??) that people were paid to stand in line to create that certain cachet…


#184

[quote=“Little Yellow Dog”]I heard soneone say that there was speculation (How safely can I word this??) that people were paid to stand in line to create that certain cachet…[/quote]Hmmm. What would one get paid for doing that?.. A free donut? :noway: Little Yellow Dog, you’re absolutely brilliant! :laughing: You figured it out. :wink:

bobepine


#185

[quote=“914”]It hasn’t died down at the Taibei Main Station New World Shopping Centre location. This was taken on Feb. 26, 2006! :astonished:
[/quote]
Aren’t the queuing in the wrong direction, away from Mr. Donut?


#186

[quote=“Rascal”]
Aren’t the queuing in the wrong direction, away from Mr. Donut?[/quote]

The line snakes back.


#187

A bear claw is a hunk of donut without the hole and it has cinnamon on it.
I don’t think Mr. Donut makes them, and if they did I doubt they would do it right.


#188

Maybe it’s time to get myself some glasses … :blush: :wink:


#189

:smiley:


#190

A bear claw is a hunk of donut without the hole and it has cinnamon on it.
I don’t think Mr. Donut makes them, and if they did I doubt they would do it right.[/quote]

Right. Roll the dough thinner than for a donut. An oval about 8" by 4". Spread a thin layer of melted butter over the oval and a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar. Fold it in half so it’s about 4X4 and roll it again just to seal it. Then cut 5 short “fingers” into one end. Deep fry. Before it cools completely, dip the top side into a sugar glaze. Enjoy.
Been awhile for the glaze but as I recall, I just mixed 1/2 condensed milk and milk with powder sugar until it’s about the consistency of soup. Real thin. Make sure all the sugar is disolved. Ready to go.


#191

My wife and I made a run to the Mister Donut in Taipei Main Station on Tuesday, had to wait in line for a grand total of 15 minutes. When we got to the counter, I have to say, I was pretty impressed with the selection of donuts. The donuts were pretty damn good too. Not as good as Tim Horton’s though, of course…


#192

Rob, you rule! Thanks for watering the seed of hope. :wink:

bobepine


#193

actually, Mister Donut is nothing special in my pov… just a lot of choice

and for coffee, I still preffer the expresso and egg tart combination (for sure that 150 years of partnership can’t be wrong)


#194

My pretty young assistant is a complete and utter sugar junky. She occasionally brings the chocolate donuts from Mr Donut when she comes to work. It’s nice to have a 4 oclock tea and a donut.

They’re not as good as Horny Tim’s, but a nice snack. I wouldn’t wait in line very long for one.


#195

Inspired by this thread I bought some dounts at the Breeze Center outlet (no queue even during lunch time) end of last week.
They were ok but nothing to rave about IMO.


#196

For those interested, a new Mister Donut has opened up directly beside the Kunkuan MRT Station, Exit 1.
We were there today, short line, in and out in about 3 minutes.


#197

[quote=“Josefus”]For those interested, a new Mister Donut has opened up directly beside the Kunkuan MRT Station, Exit 1.
We were there today, short line, in and out in about 3 minutes.[/quote]
Do you mean Gongguan? :s


#198

You say tomato, I say tomatoe. Or something like that. Yeah, Gongguan. :raspberry:


#199

I love Mister Donut!!! They make this round donut that looks like a chain of little balls stuck together and all covered with a dusty sandy coloured spice/flavouring. It is very chewy and the dusty sandy thing tastes great. That’s my favourite donut and it doesn’t taste like any donut you’ve ever had. Everything else there is just ok.


#200

So we were at the breeze center last night doing some shopping and catching a movie. I saw Mister Donut and couldnt pass up the chance for a fresh donut. Man what a let down!

I was hoping for a oldfashioned glazed or a applefriter or maybe a maple bar and what I got was a sorry excuse for a donut! The only old fashioned they had was regular and chocolate. I opted for the chocolate. The thing (not even worthy of being called a donut) was only barely 1/4 dipped in chocolate that didnt even taste like chocolate. The texture of the donut was like drinking a flat soda…sure the taste is there, kind of, but the texture is all wrong! The rest of the donuts they had there didnt even resemble anything I ever thought of as being a donut.

What a let down :frowning:

Anywhere else in Taipei you can get a decent donut?