Field Trip: UZNA OMOM Harajuku Pancake 杏桃鬆餅屋 (南港 Citylink)

Once upon a time, Uzna Omom used to have just one location somewhere in Taipei’s East District (東區) A table was difficult to come by, and the dining experience always felt a little frenzied, as it usually does with popular cafes in Taipei.   Luckily, Uzna Onom opened up quite a few more stores around town, so it’s become easier to have one of their hearty soufflé pancakes and matcha lattes.

On a side note, it was only when I moved back to Asia before I realized that savory pancakes were a thing.  Before then, I thought pancakes were more of a breakfast food, topped with maple syrup or fresh fruit, and maybe whipped cream or ice cream if you were being really decadent.  It was only recently that I realized pancakes could have a whole other life form~ and can be topped with smoked salmon, or cheese.  But to be very honest, pancakes are firmly etched in my brain as a sweet food item, and I haven’t been too convinced otherwise.
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My favorite item to order at Uzna Omom is the thick soufflé pancake.  Apparently, this pancake is only available in Taipei!

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Hello Hong Kong! I See, i See (Handcrafted Icy Desserts)

One of  nights during our trip, we were wandering around the streets of Causeway Bay, when I realized that everyone passing by me in the streets had a delicious looking popsicle in their hand.  We followed the crowd, and happened upon this adorable shop called “I see, i See,” which sells handcrafted popsicles!

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The interior is airy and bright, and you can see the menu right when you walk into the shop. There are basic flavors, and also special seasonal flavors, which are written in chalk.

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