SWEET as HOPE Bakery ｜板橋 Banqiao
營業時間：11:30 – 20:00（周日公休）
🚇 Banqiao Station
Address: No. 17, Lane 158, Section 1, Zhongshan Road, Banqiao District, New Taipei City
Phone: (02) 8952-0408
Hours: 11:30 – 20:00 (Closed on Sunday)
Transportation: 9 minutes walk away from Banqiao subway station
比起板橋其他甜點店,【SWEET as HOPE Bakery】真的低調的多
【SWEET as HOPE Bakery】的主廚: 羅赫伯（Robert Hope),
曾經歷任「Le Palais du Jardin」餐廳及「Park Lane飯店」和倫敦著名「Savoy飯店」，
Compared to other Banqiao’s dessert shops, “SWEET as HOPE Bakery” definitely goes a route of a lower profile as there really isn’t any pictures on Instagram. It really is a dessert shop shrouded by mysteries.
From their Facebook’s fan page:
Robert Hope, the main chef of “SWEET as HOPE Bakery”, specializes in design and creation of many different kinds of creative desserts. He used to be the main dessert chef of “Le Palais du Jardin”, “Park Lane Hotel”, well known “Savoy Hotel” of London, and many other Taiwan and China’s 5-star hotel.
▲【SWEET as HOPE Bakery】位在新北市板橋區中山路一段158巷17號
“SWEET as HOPE Bakery” is located at No. 17, Lane 158, Section 1, Zhongshan Road, Banqiao District, New Taipei City. It is close to Banqiao Subway station directly behind New Taipei City Hall. You can find this dessert shop by going in the alley between HSBC bank and Easy House.
There is a smoking area outside the bakery.
This dessert shop also serves savory food
I came in on a Friday afternoon on a spur of the moment. The bread and desserts were basically all gone. Seems like this place’s business is really good.
But I was really lucky since my target dessert “Candied lemon” was still available!
There aren’t many seatings inside this dessert shop. There are only this table and bar seats.
Here hang the main chef’s certificates and awards.
Maybe because I came late, they were starting to clean the kitchen already.
▲糖漬檸檬 Candied Lemon NT$150
我就是為這一顆完整的檸檬甜點來【SWEET as HOPE Bakery】
▲Candied Lemon NT$150
Here it is~~~
I came to “SWEET as HOPE Bakery” for this whole lemon dessert.
This is not a dessert that is shaped like a lemon, it is an actual whole lemon!
Chef Robert first scoops out all the lemon’s flesh, and shave off the white bitter part of the lemon.
Then they bake the lemon for 4 hours, chilled and soak in sugar water. Finally, they stuff in custard, lemon fillings, and grapefruit pulps.
The outside looks like an ordinary lemon, but the creation process takes over 18 hours. Therefore they can only produce 20 of these per day.
Since the outside is real lemon skin, so it took some effort to cut it open. Once I was able to cut it, the filling inside was crushed and distorted.
Since they went through the complex process which includes getting rid of the bitter white part of the lemon, the lemon skin does not taste sour at all, it was a bit chewy instead. After eating it, my mouth is full of the refreshing taste of the lemon.
The filling is mainly made with lemon custard. It was silky smooth, refreshing and not too heavy. The grapefruit inside adds a bit of sourness to add an extra layer of texture into this dessert.
【SWEET as HOPE Bakery】是一間位在板橋非常低調的神秘甜點店
SWEET as HOPE Bakery is a Banqiao dessert shop that goes a route of a lower profile and shrouded by mysteries. There basically isn’t any pictures on Instagram. Today, I was lucky enough to try out their popular “Candied Lemon”
Even though this dessert looks ordinary on the outside, the creation process takes over 18 hours. Chef Robert first takes out the lemon flesh, and then shave off the bitter white part of the lemon. Then the lemon is baked for 4 hours, chilled and soaked in sugar water. Finally, the lemon is filled with custard, lemon fillings, and grapefruit pulps.
Since they shaved off the bitter white part and other complex processes, the lemon skin did not taste bitter at all. It was chewy. After eating the dessert, the mouth is full of lemon’s refreshing taste.
The filling is mainly made up of a lemon custard. It is silky smooth, refreshing, and not heavy. The grapefruit inside has a slightly sour taste and adds a different layer of texture to this dessert.
I would recommend calling in to see if there are still desserts available before coming.