Thanks guys for the compliments about the Taiwanese pineapple cake. I am happy that you enjoyed it, and so I’m thinking some of you might be interested in the recipe.
Pineapple cake (鳳梨酥, pronounced "Fong Lee Sue" in Chinese, "Ong Lai So" in Taiwanese), is one of the most authentic and traditional snacks in Taiwan. It’s not only because we grow pineapples, but mainly because of the pronunciation in Taiwanese. Pineapple (鳳梨) is pronounced “Ong Lai”, the same pronunciation as “luck coming” (but the writing is 旺來, totally different). Because of this, pineapple cakes are the best present for many occasions, especially during the New Year time. People usually bring a box of pineapple cakes with them when visiting friends or relatives to wish each other luck for the coming year.