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Chocolate and pizza and chocolate

posted by Martin Rubli at 17:02

As with so many foreign foods finding good pizza in Taiwan isn't easy, just like it isn't easy to find good Asian food in, say, Switzerland. (If you live in Switzerland and are thinking that your local Chinese restaurant isn't that bad, chances are it doesn't qualify as good real Chinese food. :-)

Fortunately there are always (plenty of) exceptions to the rule, and Bon Appétit in 竹北 (Zhu bei, Jubei, Chubei, insert your favorite spelling here) is one of them. Here's what their pizza looks like:

Pizza Vegetarina:

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Pizza Giardinera:

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And yes, they are as good as they look!

Of course, pizza makes hungry for dessert, and what better after pizza than chocolate? So, we went on a little shopping spree in Carrefour and bought as much stuff as we could possibly fit on the scooter. A selection of our items:

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The 1.6 kg of chocolate don't quite compare with our visit of the Lindt factory store in Switzerland last summer, which looked something like this:

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If you're wondering where all these calories go stay tuned for the next blog post about one of our favorite weekend activities: hiking.


  1. matt says:

    Victor and everyone at Bon Appetit are doing a great job serving high quality (by any standard) italian food to the public of Hsinchu. As a professionally trained chef with 5 years of work experience in real italian restaurants I can say that this place would survive in the pickiest of restaurant towns. Their pizza is the jewel in the crown but their fresh made soups and pastas are all excellent and inventive. Even the latte I had after my excellent meal last night of pumpkin soup, brushetta, bolognese and tira misu was made brilliantly. Kudos to everyone at Bon Appetit for making my life here in Taiwan that much more bearable!

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