By TTNews Reporter Deng, Chih-Heng HSINCHU, TAIWAN (TTNews) – As a well-known high-tech and cultural city, Hsinchu City has its own unique charm in every aspect which can be detected from three centuries of history. The integration of modernity and tradition diversify and enrich the culture of Hsinchu City, bringing tourists a lot to talk about. Speaking of sampling a wide variety of traditional snacks in Hsinchu City, Chenghuang Temple is often being brought up to this subject since it is considered to be one of the prominent religious centers. The widespread reputation of the temple has attracted throngs of visitors and believers visiting in here from every corner of the island. This kind of craze has also brought a considerable number of business opportunities to the peripheral areas. Hsin Fu Jhen Bakery, situated next to Chenghuang Temple, is a relatively famous bakery in Hsinchu City. Founded in 1989, the bakery has at least a century of history and the business at present has also been handed down to the fifth generation. It bears witness to the changing times and wars and yet still standing. Hsin Fu Jhen Bakery is famous for its Chu Qian Cake. The current owner Mr. Wu indicated that Hsin Fu Jhen Bakery originally specialized in glutinous rice dumplings in the first place. Chu Qian Cake was only eaten as a snack; however, the unexpected popularity of this snack later took the place of glutinous rice dumpling. The filling of Chu Qian Cake often includes fried minced shallot, pork lard, candied winter melon, etc. This snack tastes amazingly rich, mellow yet not greasy. The combination of crispy outside and succulent inside is part of this snack’s charm.