Pineapple cake

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Pineapple cake
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Pineapple cake
Alternative names Fengli Su,[1] pineapple shortcake, pineapple pastry
Course Dessert
Place of origin Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC). Its neighbours include China (officially the People's Republic of China, PRC) to the west
Region or state East Asia
Main ingredients Pastry (butter, egg yolk, sugar), pineapple jam
Cookbook: Pineapple cake  Media: Pineapple cake

Pineapple cake (Chinese: 鳳梨酥; pinyin: fènglísū; Zhuyin Fuhao: ㄈㄥˋ ㄌㄧˊ ㄙㄨ or Chinese: 王梨酥; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: ông-lâi-so͘) contains butter, flour, egg, sugar, and pineapple jam. However, some bakers add or substitute pineapple with winter melon to make the jam. Its crumbly, fragrant crust and the chewy, sweet fruit filling come together as a companion for tea and other beverages.

Origins[edit]

In Taiwanese wedding tradition, the wedding cake has six flavors symbolizing six rites, among them being pineapple. In Taiwanese Hokkien, "pineapple" (王梨; ông-lâi) sounds almost the same as a phrase meaning "to come forth, prosperous and thriving" (旺來; ōng-lâi),[2] and symbolizes the hope that many children will be born to this family. The pineapple is also a common tribute Taiwanese people offer to venerate the deceased. In this case the corresponding phrases (旺旺/旺來) symbolize deep love for the ancestors.

Brands[edit]

Keelung:

  • Li Hu(李鵠)

Taipei:

Taichung:

  • Dawncake (日出)
  • Red Sakura (紅櫻花)
  • SunnyHills (微熱山丘)

Kuohsiung:

  • Jiu Zhen Nan (舊振南)
  • Japazi (呷百二)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schwankert, Steven (January 17, 2015). "Before and After (Taiwanese): Beyond Taipei's Night Market Snacks". The Beijinger. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Entry #1270 (王梨)". 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Hokkien). Ministry of Education, R.O.C. 2011. 

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