Overture: Re-visiting this Old House
Chi Kan West House is a four and a half-storied blue building hidden in a narrow alleyway of the prefectural city of Tainan. It is a blend of Taiwanese and Western architecture. When stage one was constructed in 1924 it was one story tall but in 1953 stories were added to become the second tallest building in the city, Hayashi Department Store being the first.
This old house is now being revisited because of the diligence and selflessness of a couple. Together they not only carefully preserved its 94-year history, but also brought traditional Taiwanese and foreign vegetarian fare to the table with the Chikan Royal Seal Restaurant on the first two stories. Now this prefectural city’s inhabitants can see the heyday of Chi Kan again, hear the story of filial piety, and broadcast it, handing down the tradition generation to generation.
The Grandma of Chi Kan West House is well over 80. To her, most food is difficult to chew, hard to digest, or she’s not hungry at all. To stimulate Grandma’s appetite, the couple came up with the Fu Lu Shou Pineapple Shortcake that Grandma loves to eat because it is "thin on crust and thick on filling" and easy for her to chew. The main ingredient of Fu Lu Shou Pineapple Shortcakes is local Taiwan pineapples. The crust is made of French flour, unique for its soft texture. It is not only delicious but also easy to digest. Pineapple Shortcake is the best after-dinner dessert that three generations of a family can enjoy.
We treat each of our restaurant guests to the painstakingly developed vegetarian cuisine of our Chikan Royal Seal Restaurant chefs with the same filial piety and care that we offer our Grandma. We insist that "If it isn’t good enough for Grandma it isn’t good enough for our guests!" You need not worry about the quality of our ingredients because we are very selective. Every bite of our Pineapple Shortcake you take tastes like gold.
Our pineapple shortcake has 100% pineapple filling.
We use French imported wheat flour for our shortcake
Our shortcake crust is tender and a bit moist
特別技術特色製作: 外皮是鬆軟不乾硬（就是外皮軟 吃了之後 口感不會乾燥而嚥不下，可連續吃三塊不用喝茶）
Special production techniques make our pineapple shortcakes have an outer crust that is soft and moist, not hard and dry (the soft, moist outer crust does not dry out ones mouth, making it hard to swallow. You can eat three pieces in a row without needing to wash them down with liquid).