Let’s Jam!

by Cynthia Sin-Yi Cheng
February 23, 2009

Artisanal Taiwanese Guava Jam

No. 245 Tun Hwa South Rd Sec 1, B1 F
Taipei, Taiwan
+886-2-2775-5977 ×644

Red On Tree
(website in Chinese)

I love sourcing local food products when I’m back in Taipei. Imagine my joy when I found Red On Tree jams. Taiwan is a tropical fruit heaven. Celia and I grew up with an abundance of seasonal fruits — like white guava — that I rarely see outside of Taiwan. This confiture really brings me back to my childhood. I love the big chunks of guava! ($320 N.T. ~ $9.50)


Comments (2)


Feb 24, 03:34 AM

it’s a shame lots of good local western restaurants don’t emphasize more on local ingredients…taiwan has great produce but when you go to a good french restaurant…it’s always xyz from burgundy, abc from italy… anyway, great site, i’ll come visit more often! -steve


Feb 24, 09:18 PM

i agree, steve. there is a movement now to valorize local produce. the basement of eslite has a bunch of these products and i think it will catch on. i’ll keep writing!

my recent “contemporary cuisine in taipei” piece in happening celebrates the same idea.


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