Recommended for the summer season? Three of the best desserts in Kaohsiung!


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Taiwan is famous for its fruit-based desserts, and mango shaved ice and papaya milk are popular.

Did you know that Kaohsiung has some of the best and cheapest desserts?

I’ve carefully selected three of the best dessert restaurants that will make you want to go back once you’ve tried them!

If you are planning to visit Kaohsiung in the future, this is a must-see!

Recommended for
  • People who are looking for the best desserts in Kaohsiung
  • Want to know more about Taiwan’s delicious desserts
  • Want to know about lesser-known stores.

Contents of this article
  • What are the three recommended dessert stores in Kaohsiung?
  • 5 Famous Desserts in Taiwan

I experienced a working holiday in Kaohsiung for a year from February 2020. Currently, I am writing a blog based on that experience.

By reading this post, you’ll get to know about the best desserts in Kaohsiung!


What are the three recommended dessert stores in Kaohsiung?

Taiwan Kaohsiung dessert

I’ve put together a list of three of the most popular stores in Kaohsiung!

1 Fuchuan Snowflake Ice

This shaved ice store is located near the ocean in Xizihuan, Kaohsiung, and is famous for its mango shaved ice.

It’s a very tasty store, but it’s always empty because there is a popular store across the street.

The prices are cheap and the portions are large, so you will be very satisfied.

Go there if you want a good dessert without having to wait for hours!

You can read about my actual experience in the following article.

2 Mita Brown Sugar Sanduo Shop

One of the only 15 tapioca milk tea stores in Taiwan is also located in Kaohsiung.

This store sells brown sugar tapioca and makes the most of carefully selected ingredients.

This is one of the most popular beverage stores among the many, and I highly recommend it.

You can read about my actual experience in the following article.

3 Qingyuan Taro ball – Kaohsiung Qixianmen City

This popular Taiwanese dessert made from taro ball is also available in Kaohsiung!

These desserts are chewy and are eaten all year round, and the sweet syrup is the best part.

There are many branches of this dessert in Taiwan, so if you find one, be sure to try it!

Qingyuan Taro Ball – Kaohsiung Qixianmen City
  • Access: 7 minutes walk from Meilingdao Station
  • Address: No. 505, Qixian 1st Rd, Xinxing District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 800
  • Business hours: 10:00am – 11:00pm daily

5 Famous Desserts in Taiwan

Taiwan dessert bubble tea

1 Bubble Tea

Bubble Tea is a popular drink in Taiwan, made from cassava starch and mixed with milk tea.

The beverage has been popular among Taiwanese citizens since the 1980s, and its recognition has since spread to other parts of the world.

As a result, there are many stores selling tapioca milk tea all over Taiwan.

Each one has its own characteristics, so why not give it a try?

2 Mango Shaved Ice

Ice Monster is said to be the originator of mango shaved ice in Taiwan. It originated in Taipei and is quite popular.

It is a must-have dessert in summer, consisting of mango and ice cream on top of condensed milk sorbet.

Mangoes in Taiwan come into season around June every year, so it’s best to go to the store around that time!

3 Taro balls

This traditional Taiwanese dessert is made from taro and is famous in Jiufen, a popular tourist destination in New Taipei City.

Taro balls are made by mixing steamed and mashed taro and sweet potatoes, shaping them, and boiling them again.

The appearance changes depending on the color of the mashed taro, so you can enjoy the color as well.

They are often eaten in beverages or with sweet syrup.

4 Aiyu

This jelly is made from a plant belonging to the fig family, which is only found in Taiwan, and can be found in Taiwan’s night markets and on the streets.

In Taiwan’s humid outdoors, the sweet and sour flavors are delicious and loved by the citizens.

The taste varies from store to store, so be sure to try some!

5 Xiancao jelly

Xiancao jelly is a dessert made from a medicinal herb called “Xiancao,” which can be easily purchased at supermarkets in Taiwan.

Xiancao has been used in Chinese medicine for a long time, and contains many beneficial properties.

It is said to be effective in lowering body temperature and preventing high blood pressure.

That’s why it’s eaten on a daily basis in Taiwan, regardless of age!


Taiwan Kaohsiung recommend
  • Mango shaved ice is recommended in the summer season.
  • Taro balls are delicious even in winter
  • There are many desserts in Taiwan.

I’ve introduced you to three of the best desserts in Kaohsiung!

Please stay tuned for more information on Taiwan in the future.

Thank you for reading to the end!