Sweet Musings – Taiwanese Cakes and Sweets at The Star Vista

   

Every time I go to Taiwan, I would lug back boxes of local snacks like pineapple cakes, sun cakes and varied types of prettily packaged sweets and chocolates. Well, you may say some are already available in Singapore, but the quality is just not quite the same with the exception of a few brands. (Read: Sophisca from Taiwan).

Noticed this Japanese-looking new confectionary Sweet Musings at The Star Vista, which sells the popular pineapple cakes, Fu Bell cakes and Egg Rolls! You won’t miss this huge machinery at the side with chefs at work, churning out goodies which show that the Taiwanese delights are not imported, but made fresh within the stores.

Everything from the artfully designed boxes, white outer packaging and look of the rectangular golden Pineapple Cake (each $2.50) immediately reminded me of SunnyHills at Raffles Hotel.

The ‘Lao Ban Niang’ Erica Wang at Sweet Musings says that she uses only high quality imported ingredients, such as a gluten-free ‘super-light’ flour from Taiwan to achieve the texture she wants. On my first bite, I thought that the pineapple jam was slightly bitter, not as sweet as I imagined to, and the outer layer was not too crumbly, making eating a lot less messy.

Perhaps I am used to the Sunny Hills version, I preferred their lighter sweet jam and buttery crunch slightly more. With that said, the Sweet Musings’ versions are still higher in quality and taste than the average brand, even those I bought from the Taiwan airports.

The ‘Tai Yang Ping’ Sun Cake is one the most typical souvenirs people buy from Tai Chung. Some of the Sun Cakes I had could be flaky or too hard, almost like a flat rock. Sweet Musings’ Sun Cake ($2 per piece) has a soft pillow-like outer layer, with chewy maltose fillings. You can imagine a couple sharing this by the sunset, full of romance and gentleness – probably one of the best offerings at the store.

Sweet Musings is like a real Taiwanese souvenir shop that you haven’t discovered yet – with Fluffy Honey Cake, Delicate Egg Pudding in Egg Shells, Panna Cotta Desserts, Mocha Mousse Cakes, Nougats (love this), 3Q cake and Taro cakes, full of little pretty snackish knick knacks to buy.

Plus the down-to-earth sincere friendliness of the Lao Ban Niang is what I miss about Taiwan so so so much.

Sweet Musings 一畝甜
The Star Vista Mall #02-05 (beside Buona Vista MRT Station)
Sweet Musings Facebook
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm

Other Taiwanese Entries
Blackball (Star Vista)
Bing Bian (Millenia Walk)
Hot Star Fried Chicken (City Square Mall)
SunnyHills Singapore (Raffles Hotel)
Sophisca (Taiwan)

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103 Responses to “Sweet Musings – Taiwanese Cakes and Sweets at The Star Vista”

  1. judy
    April 30, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    My mum will love Sweet Musings’ Sun Cake ! It looks so chewy! :)

  2. Henry Lee
    April 30, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    My mum will like the pineapple cakes. Looks good tasty !!

  3. April 30, 2013 at 5:02 am #

    My Mum will love the golden Pineapple Cake.

  4. April 30, 2013 at 5:02 am #

    Nougats!! yummy yummy yum!

    • Rosalind Cheng
      April 30, 2013 at 5:11 am #

      got meh ?? I need to go take alook .

  5. Gavin Tan
    April 30, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    Certainly, Mummy will love pineapple cakes, because that’s her favourite indulgence:)

  6. April 30, 2013 at 5:04 am #

    Hope to win this, my mum love to eat sun cake :)

  7. Mark Chan
    April 30, 2013 at 5:06 am #

    My Mum will love the Sun Cake.

  8. Alvin sim
    April 30, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    I want!!

  9. April 30, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    Nougats definitely..

  10. April 30, 2013 at 5:12 am #

    my mum loves those Tai Yang Ping from taiwan and will love to eat those fresh ones. They loook super yummy.

  11. MayLing Ngiam
    April 30, 2013 at 5:20 am #

    What is that delectable-looking pillow-like pastry with a cream-encased strawberry within in the first picture?!?

  12. Linda Wong
    April 30, 2013 at 5:24 am #

    Would like to win the Sun Cakes (Tai Yang Ping) for my mum-in-law!

  13. April 30, 2013 at 5:26 am #

    Mum would love the pineapple cakes.

  14. Leeyuen
    April 30, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    My mum would love the sun cake! :)
    So would I :p
    Hahaha

  15. Joanna Chin
    April 30, 2013 at 5:34 am #

    My mum loves Feng Li Su!

  16. April 30, 2013 at 5:37 am #

    yummy….nougats my mum will like it…….

  17. Sophy
    April 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    What is the name of the snack on the first pic with the strawberries- are they freshly made or imported?

    My mum will love EVERYTHING. she’s got a separate stomach for sweets and desserts 😛

  18. April 30, 2013 at 5:52 am #

    Wahhhh! Brings Taiwan closer to us! My family loves these lovely snacks! :)

  19. esther
    April 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    the golden Pineapple Cake!

  20. Veralynn Tan
    April 30, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    My Mom would Love The Sun Cake The Most!

  21. April 30, 2013 at 6:04 am #

    My mum will love the pineapple cakes! Hopes can win for my mum..:)

  22. June Low
    April 30, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    My mother love the yummy Sun Cake!

  23. April 30, 2013 at 6:14 am #

    Yummy yummy especially the Sun Cake, that is my mother's favourite…….

  24. Tan Yi Ying
    April 30, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    Nougats!!! MY MUMMY LOVES THAT

  25. Cheryl
    April 30, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    My mom will love the sun cakes!

  26. Kamen
    April 30, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Definitely the sun cakes!

  27. Ivy
    April 30, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    She would love the pineapple cakes!

  28. Justin Chong
    April 30, 2013 at 6:57 am #

    My mother definitely loves the ‘Tai Yang Ping’ Sun Cake as it will remind her of her sweet old dating days with my father =).

  29. Dionis Chua
    April 30, 2013 at 7:03 am #

    OMG! Love it! My mother definitely would love it. its prefect for this coming mother's day treats. She always wanted to go to Taiwan but then no time to afford as in busy earning money to pay debt. So hope to win for her, for this coming mother's day.

  30. Nicholas ng
    April 30, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    My mum never been to taiwan… I really hope that she could have this on mothers’s day…

  31. Indra Gen
    April 30, 2013 at 7:31 am #

    She would love the ‘Tai Yang Ping’ Sun Cake! :) yummy!

    ardni89@gmail.com

  32. April 30, 2013 at 7:57 am #

    Basically my family and mum love all the product.:) Yummy Yummy 😛 My email is lonelygirljeslin@gmail.com.

  33. April 30, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    Even in Tai Zhong itself they have so many different brands and standards of Tai Yang Ping, it’s really hard to tell which is good and it’s all up to luck to buy the right one! So if now i can get good Tai Yang Ping here in Singapore, why not man! I’m sure my mom will super love it! :)

  34. Ng Qi Yan
    April 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    My mom will like the ‘Tai Yang Bing’ sun cakes as she loves flaky pastries! I really really hope i can let her try this speciality of Taiwan! This will definitely add a sweet notch to her Mother’s Day this year! =D

  35. April 30, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    My mum will love the pineapple tarts.

  36. Koh Jess
    April 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    My mum love ‘Tai Yang Ping’ Sun cake!! Hope to give her surprise on this Mother’s day!!

  37. Joan Yani
    April 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Gave it a try just recently by a friend.
    Never knew it to taste so awesome…

  38. MenMen A
    April 30, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

    Mommy loves the Suncakes <3
    We love to "tong-bang" our friends to get them back when they head to Taiwan for holiday.

  39. April 30, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    Tai Yang Ping’ Sun Cake.

  40. Missy Grace L
    April 30, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    Pineapple Cake is my mom’s favourite.

  41. April 30, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    My mum will like the Pineapple Cake! :)

  42. Eu Zhi Ang
    April 30, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    My mother would definitely love the pineapple cakes! I hope to give the pineapple cakes to her on Mothers’ day to reward her for taking good care of us.

  43. Tan YB
    April 30, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Would love to win the Pineapple Cake for my mom! :)

  44. April 30, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    My mum will love the ‘Tai Yang Ping’ Sun Cake!

  45. Chan K W
    April 30, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    The Sun cake is my mum fav !! <3

  46. zen
    April 30, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    Fluffy Honey Cake

  47. April 30, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Pineapple Cakes!

  48. Michelle Ang
    April 30, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    Would like to win the Sun Cakes (Tai Yang Ping)

  49. EZANN
    April 30, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

    pineapple cakes

  50. April 30, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    Tai Yang Ping Sun Cake.

    tang_k_y@yahoo.com

  51. May 1, 2013 at 12:24 am #

    Tai Yang Ping Sun Cake.

  52. Sarina Lim
    April 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    Wow! Hubby's fave! Pineapple cakes! And my fave is Tai Yang Ping! Loving it! Yummy Yummy Yum! 😀

  53. Sonia Yong
    April 30, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    Pineapple tarts is always my mom choices!

  54. Derrick Chan
    April 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    my fave! pineapple cake

  55. April 30, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

    My mum loves all types of pastries especially nougat!!!

    Sweet Musings – Taiwanese Cakes and Sweets at The Star Vista + Mother’s Day Giveaway http://danielfooddiary.com/2013/04/30/sweetmusings/

  56. April 30, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

    Sherylcpc23@gmail.com

  57. Paul Tan
    May 1, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    THE PINEAPPLE CAKE!!

  58. Jane
    May 1, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    Pineapple cake look so nice! Omg~!

  59. Fu Qizhuang
    May 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    I would love to win the product on golden Pineapple Cake

  60. Tang Xiaowen
    May 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    Pineapple cake!

  61. May 1, 2013 at 7:16 am #

    My mother been always loving Sun Cakes.

  62. May 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Tai Yang Ping Sun Cake.

  63. May 2, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    I would love Tai Yang Ping Sun Cake.

  64. Chin Ming
    May 2, 2013 at 1:25 am #

    My mum would love the ‘Tai Yang Ping’ Sun Cake!

  65. Pei Chwen
    May 2, 2013 at 2:15 am #

    My mum would like ‘Tai Yang Ping’ Sun Cakes.

  66. Jane Lee
    May 2, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    My mum will love Sweet Musings’ Sun Cake

  67. Alexial
    May 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    3Q cakes! Had a sample of it before and it’s great!

  68. WeiRenK
    May 2, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    My mom loves the Tai Yang Ping aka Sun cakes! :)

  69. May 2, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    My mum would like the golden pineapple cake.

  70. Ashley Shin
    May 3, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    My mum loves the PINEAPPLE TARTS! It’s HER love, and MINE as well! 😀
    Hope to win this and share this with her when I am back to my country!

    Sweet Musings – Taiwanese Cakes and Sweets at The Star Vista + Mother’s Day Giveaway http://danielfooddiary.com/2013/04/30/sweetmusings/

  71. Lim Bao Hui
    May 3, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    My mum love ‘Tai Yang Ping’, Sun Cake. Whenever we bypass a outlet that sell Sun cake, she will make sure that she get to have them! PS: Liked and Shared the post. :)

  72. May 3, 2013 at 4:44 am #

    My mum love 'Tai Yang Ping', Sun Cake. Whenever we bypass a outlet that sell Sun cake, she will make sure that she get to have them! PS: Liked and Shared. :)

  73. May 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    My mum will definitely love Sweet Musings’ Tai Yang Bing!!! She’s craving for those delicious Taiwanese Sun Cakes to go with our Nanyang kopi! :)

  74. Xin Mei
    May 3, 2013 at 5:20 am #

    Mum loves Nougats so I am sure she will like those from sweet musing too.

  75. Xin
    May 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    Mum loves Nougats so I am sure she will like those from sweet musing too.

  76. Aileen
    May 3, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    My mum’s all-time favourite is definitely the Tai Yang Ping’ Sun Cake

  77. eddy khoo
    May 3, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    My Mum will love the golden Pineapple Cake.

  78. May 3, 2013 at 6:11 am #

    I like pineapple cakes very much!

  79. Wes
    May 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    My mum would love the feng li su :)

  80. Chandy
    May 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    I think my mum will like the Sun cake! :)

  81. May 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    My mum has diabetes but she has a sweet tooth! I am sure she will love the rectangular golden Pineapple Cake which is gluten-free and has a less sweet jam!

    Email: jacky.how [@] hotmail.com

  82. Oscar Chee
    May 3, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    Sun cakes for my super Mum!

  83. May 3, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    Tai Yang Ping’ Sun Cake is a sure favourite!

  84. May 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    Tai Yang Ping Sun Cake.

  85. May 3, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    Tai Yang Ping Sun Cake.

  86. Iris Ong
    May 3, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

    Tai Yang Ping Sun Cake is my mum favourite! :)

  87. May 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    Pineapple Cake

  88. May 3, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

    Pineapple Cake

  89. Sophia Ang
    May 3, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    My mum would love the pineapple cakes from Sweet Musings! :-)

  90. May 3, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    Tai Yang Ping’ Sun Cake.

  91. May 3, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    Tai Yang Ping’ Sun Cake

  92. May 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Tai Yang Ping’ Sun Cake.

  93. May 3, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    Tai Yang Ping’ Sun Cake.

  94. May 3, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    Tai Yang Ping’ Sun Cake.

  95. May 4, 2013 at 12:14 am #

    Tai Yang Ping’ Sun Cake.

  96. May 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    Pineapple Cake

  97. Elizabeth Lee
    May 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    oh my god.. makes me miss Taiwan food.. :( Andy Chua bring me go Taiwan eat! if not bring me go Star Vista!

  98. admin
    May 4, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    Congrats to Jeslin Lim, Nicholas Ng, Lim Bao Hui, Hazel Aimakan, Christine Low for winning a set of Mother’s Day gift of Pineapple cakes and Sun Cakes from Sweet Musings. Enjoy the treat with your mum!

  99. January 5, 2014 at 7:34 pm #

    I tried their pineapple tarts n I like that it’s not that sweet. A plus with older folks! I bought the green tea nouggats. Pleasant! I’m thinking of trying the Sunny Hills ones… ^^

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