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Taiwan’s Money Cake Opens First NYC Outpost in Queens
March 19, 2024, 7:41.31 pm ET


Phoptos: Noah Fecks

Money Cake – a popular Taiwanese wheel cake concept with locations in Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Montréal – is bringing its first U.S. location to the Tangram Food Hall in Flushing, Queens. Money Cake soft launches with a limited menu – and the grand opening slated for Saturday, April 6.

Wheel cakes are cylindrical-shaped cakes that are made-to-order with waffle batter. They are crispy on the outside and can be enjoyed as either a sweet dessert or savory snack, depending on the filling. While New York City has seen an influx of Taiwan imports and Taiwanese concepts in recent years, wheel cakes are still somewhat of a rarity.

Signature menu items include “Taiwanese Classics” with fillings such as Red Bean, Custard, Taro, Matcha, and Cheese & Potato, as well as the “Fire & Ice Series” which feature combo-creations like Custard with Small Taro Balls; Custard/Chocolate with Ferrero Rocher; Custard/Chocolate with Oreo; Custard with Fresh Strawberry; and Custard with Fresh Mango.

Exclusive-to-New York offerings include Pepperoni Pizza and Chicken Pesto, with plans to drop new flavors monthly. In addition to the food, Money Cake also offers teas, tea lattes, and cheese foam teas. To celebrate the grand opening weekend, customers who purchase any item from Money Cake can also spin a prize wheel to win giveaways like discounts, gift cards, and swag (April 6 + 7 only!).

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