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Brownie April 26, 2017

Posted by hslu in Life in Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan, Travel.
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Taiwanese brownie sold at Taipei Fine Arts Museum (台北美術館) is probably ten times less sweet than its American cousins sold at any art museum in the U.S.

The brownie measured about 3.5″ x 4″. I kept searching for sugar in the brownie until it was almost all gone.

I have to be frank with you: it looks like a genuine piece of brownie but it just doesn’t taste good at all.

I get it. I really do: eating less sugar is supposed to be good for me, especially when “sangao,” or 三高 in Chinese, is an inevitable outcome for me after I get older in the near future. “Sangao” literally means “three high”: high levels of blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. People in Taiwan have a way with words. They make complicated sentences and difficult to comprehen concepts simple and easy to remember. “Sangao” is easy to understand, easy to remember and easy to relate to.

But, eating a slice of brownie is supposed to make you feel good in your mouth and fulfilling inside. It is also supposed to make you temperarily forget about “three high” and enjoy life as it is suppose to be enjoyed?

Well, almost every kind of dessert in Taiwan tastes like the baker is three months behind on payments to his sugar suppliers. 

Then again, there aren’t very many fat people in Taiwan for a reason.

Shall I image bites of ultra sweet brownie when I consume my Taiwanese brownie next time?



1. The Wild Wayfarer - April 26, 2017

Brownies are one of those things that if you don’t want it to be full of sugary goodness, just don’t make it at all!


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