Upon exiting MRT San-duo Shopping District Station, across from Kaohsiung Sih-wei Administrative Center is Wu Pao Chun Bakery.
The founder is from Pingtung. He moved to Taipei when he was 15 to become an apprentice baker. He won prizes in Bakery World Cup competitions; in 2008, he took 2nd place on the podium in the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie; in 2010, he took the first place in Bakery Masters and became Master Baker 2010.
This bakery was his very first one in his home country.
We arrived here in the afternoon. The bakery was already packed with people inside. The waiting line was all the way outside the bakery entrance. We got in during their tryout for free and tasted their brown sugar toast. Bread loaves were sliced into 6 slices. Everyone got a generous slice.
Wu Pao Chun won prizes in World Bakery Cup competitions with his Taiwan Longan with Red Wine Bread and Taiwan Litchi Rose Champion Bread.
The longans, litchis, rose leaves and rice are all grown in Taiwan. Infusing the essence of Taiwan produce into their European-style bread, Wu Pao Chun drew high praises from world-class bread experts.
His award-winning bread recipes give Taiwan bread the opportunity to be on the world stage and allow the world to taste the goodness of Taiwan produce. All the bread in the bakery is made in the same taste-quenching spirit, making Wu Pao Chun a must-stop when you are in Kaohsiung.