|Many tourists buy muscovado sugar cake, salted crackers, peanut cake and seaweed cake for gifts, all the time overlooking another treat, the white gourd cake. Just like the Sun cake, the white gourd cake's filling is soft and smooth, and its crust crispy-crunch. The flavor is slightly sweet and not too rich, often leaving a nice after-taste in the mouth. In Penghu, the locals would have white gourd cake as "moon cake", or give it as a gift during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
It takes many procedures and enormous efforts to make white gourd cake. 100kg of white gourds make only 7 kg of fillings. During the process, sugar is reduced to make it healthier, not too sweet, and its crust crispy-soft but not tough.