|The exhibition sign.|
There were so many people attempting to take
pictures by it I was forced to snap on with people
otherwise I would have never gotten a picture!
In Taipei, two of the biggest names in the iced dessert business are Xin Fa Ting in Shilin and Tai Yi Milk King in Da'an. Unless you go to either one of these shops during a generally low-traffic time (like late-morning on a Sunday) you're going to meet huge crowds, especially on Saturday night when all the young people are out and about. Although that may sound daunting, the staff at both shops seem to well accustomed to dealing with the high volumes of customers, and although there often are long lines in both places, the wait never seems to exceed 5-8 minutes.
|Xin Fa Ting's peanut shaved ice|
|Tai Yi Milk King's pudding and chocolate ice|
Both shops have their own style of preparing their cold desserts, so let's get down to business and compare the two!
(And just so you know - both shops sell more than iced desserts, but I'll be focusing on that since it is their specialty).