These are some of the cutest desserts in Taiwan

Sugar, caffeine and the uncanny valley

USA Today
Date: July 10, 2019
By: Laura Studarus

Why not enjoy a dessert with a bit more personality? — Photo courtesy of iStock / EnchantedFairy

Much has been written about Japan’s culture of cute – so much in fact that their word for the phenomena, "kawaii," has become common. But Taiwan, their neighbors to the south, also enjoy adorable like it’s a verb.

This is particularly true when it comes to food, where sugar, fruit and savory items alike are all regularly sculpted into their most picture-perfect forms – an art that started long before Instagram. (Can’t blame everything on the gram.) From enthusiast mascots to uncanny valley edible art, to kilos and kilos of sugar, here’s where you can find Taiwan’s cutest food.

Fact: there’s literally nothing in the world as adorable as your four-legged best friend. Why else would your phone be filled with endless shots of their perfect mug? If this describes you, be sure to stop in to My Cofi in Kaohsiung City, where owner Chang Kuei-fang is happy to sculpt a perfect likeness of your best friend, using foam, chocolate and jam. (She can recreate any photo you hand her – but let’s be honest, this is a stop for doggo lovers.)    [FULL  STORY]

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