A friend of mine made me some lovely cinnamon rolls earlier in October, and since then, I’ve been having lots of cravings for it. Another friend then decided to introduce one of the best cinnamon rolls I’ve ever tasted before – Rolling Rolling 捲捲人生 in Taipei and I’d hands-down recommend to ANYONE who likes (or doesn’t like) cinnamon rolls.
The outlet in Taipei Main Station has a consistent long queue, and I’ve queued for an hour in that outlet before. Fresh rolls come out on the hour, and the options you have left are pretty limited if you happen to be at the end of the queue. However, the outlet in Zhongxiao Fuxing often has a much shorter queue and often has more options when there.
But let’s get on with the actual cinnamon rolls. The store has many flavours, including the classic original roll (109 NTD = 5.30 SGD), toffee , strawberry (Both 119 NTD/each= 5.85 SGD) and a couple more. The ones listed here are the ones I’ve eaten, and all were amazing.
Each cinnamon roll is well-buttered – it was savoury, buttery, and dusted with just the right amount of cinnamon powder. It wasn’t overly sweet and had a very slight aftertaste to it. The best part of it was the walnuts rolled into the bun itself – the walnuts give the rolls a fantastic crunch. For the caramel, coffee and strawberry rolls, the toppings were mainly on the top of the roll and gave it a slightly different taste.
I’ve had many cinnamon rolls that are either too dry, have too much cinnamon powder, or have insufficient fillings. The cinnamon rolls from Rollin’ Rollin’ are right up my alley because of how buttery, sweet and savoury it is. Most importantly, this cinnamon roll does not have an overpowering cinnamon taste.
I’d highly recommend the classic original roll, but if you like your cinnamon rolls to be a bit stickier, sweeter or have some berries on it, the other flavours are great alternatives too!
If you’re having a bad day, this cinnamon roll may be the thing that brightens up your day! I bought 20 cinnamon rolls for my friends on Thanksgiving, and every single one of them loved it – even the ones who aren’t fans of cinnamon rolls.
You definitely have to give this a try if you’re around Taipei!
Bite feel: 👍👍👍👍👍
Look: 👍👍👍👍👍 (There’s individual packaging available!)