Ding Chang Hao, an ice shop, is located nearby Pingtung Train Station. Ding Chang Hao’s architecture is Japanese style; the interior decoration is full of Japanese and Taiwanese characteristics. On the corner of the restaurant, we can appreciate the decoration, such as vintage bicycle, clock and so on. It takes shop owner much time to collect. Therefore, when you visit Ding Chang Hao, you will feel like you travel through time to Japanese period. Therefore, traveling through time is our main idea of this movie. We invite you to join with us. Let’s travel back to the Japanese colonial period to experience the lifestyle and enjoy Japanese desert.
Taiyaki of Red Beans with Custard
Taiyaki is one of pastries which comes from Japan. The shop owner not only sells the traditional Japanese flavor but also launches different kinds of flavors, such as mochi with red beans, cranberry with cheese and banana with chocolate etc. Because it is all made in fresh, you need to wait about 20 minutes for it. One of the flavors, red beans with butter and custard, is astonishing. The exterior is crumbly but a little bit soft; the stuffing is filled with hot and rich cream and custard. Therefore, when you take a big bite, the stuffing is easy to spurt out. I have to say that the crumbly appearance combining with creamy stuffing is superb.
Shaved Milk-Ice with Taro Balls
Bowls are filled with mountains of finely shaved iced and then covered with condensed milk, and some topping, including green and red beans, peanut, tapioca balls and taro and sweet potato balls. It provides a variety of texture. The taro and sweet potato have chewy flavor and texture. The green and read beans are fresh and healthy. Therefore, when you enjoy it, you are probably amazed!
Hai- ren Sundae
Mountain of green tea ice cream is loaded in a tall, thin dark blue pottery, which is carved of two Chinese words, Hai Ren. The Hai Ren Sundae alongs with a Japanese rolled pancake, which is used to break into pieces and then moister with green tea ice cream. The texture is crispy and fills with mellow green tea flavor. Several pills of nuts are sprinkled on the ice cream to create plentiful texture and flavor in mouth. Under the ice cream, a layer of coffee jelly and several soft beans are surprises for everyone. This dessert is a feast for green tea lovers because of the silky, mellow and brilliant flavors.
The idea of the movie is traveling through time. Many clocks hanged on the wall; each one shows different time in different area. The time in Japan is at 6 o’clock, the time in America is at 5:00 a.m. and the time in Taiwan is at 5 p.m. At this moment, the bell rings. Left confused, I can’t believe that I travel back to Japanese colonial period. Everything is so familiar but unusual. Slowly, the air is filled with the fragrance of taiyai. I cannot help but to take a deep breath and inhale it. But it is not enough for me. I rush to the counter to order taiyai and two bowls of ice with excitement and desire. There is only one thought to describe the flavors, “It can’t put into words.” While I am absorbed in flavorful desserts, the bell rings again. Suddenly, I come back. I can’t help wondering that is all just a dream.