Le Ruban specializes in roll cakes. While the bakery’s other pastries, like the lemon tarts and pear mousse below, are also good, the roll cakes draw queues before they go on sale each day at 2 p.m. They sell out quickly, so if you don’t come early, you won’t get a cake. Each customer is limited to buying one, but on my first visit, the man in front of me had 12 reserved and wouldn’t share how; he clearly had connections. The winter seasonal flavor is strawberry, and it sells for 540 Taiwan dollars (approximately $18) — overpriced by Taiwan standards, but worth it. The pound cake is spongey and springy, the fresh cream is fluffy and refreshing, and the local strawberries from Dahu are sweet and juicy. I detest lines and trendy crazes, so as with the Cronut, I tried this delicious cake only once.