T&C Haus ~ Taiwanese food and dessert heaven in Den Haag

Mango dessert heaven and crispy savory fried chicken? Yes please! You can find it all at T&C Haus. This time we try some Taiwanese food and desserts in Den Haag.

History 

Once upon a time there were two brothers, Chong Lau and Tony Lau. They went to Taiwan and enjoyed the delicious food in eat cafes. They liked the eat cafe style and wanted to bring it to the Netherlands. With their background as chef (Chong) and pastry chef (Tony) they joined hands and created the T&C Haus in Den Haag!

“T&C” stands for “Tony and Chong” or “Taiwanese Cafe” or “Tea and Coffee”… whatever you prefer.
“Haus”; the brothers Lau originate from Germany and this way they keep a bit of ‘home’ in the name. Also the whole family helps at T&C Haus. When you look at their logo you can see the character 台(Tai), which looks like a little house. A well thought through logo.

I also have to praise them for their interior, it just perfect and well balanced for the eye. The colors, chairs, decoration and light is just perfect. I especially love their clock!

The food

The noodles are nice and firm. The taste of the soup is quite light, but very tasty. It’s a good warm meal. The first time I tried the fried chicken, it was soooo good! Thin, soft, but a crispy layer. Nice and salty, juicy soft chicken… It’s like, wow! how do you get chicken breast this soft!? The second time I ate it, it was less wow, because it had cooled down. That’s the downside of making a foodvlog. Your food becomes cold T^T.

The desserts were really good. Not overly sweet. My favorite was matcha tiramisu. The mango cake is really an explosion of taste, as you might have seen with Lazy Penguin. Again, the dessert visuals are also a feast for the eye. So beautiful :3

Cake service

It’s also possible to order a personalized cake at T&C Haus. You can select your favorite ingredients and Tony will create a cake for you. Tony has a background in patisserie and creates the most stunning cakes for birthdays, weddings and other cake occasions. Check out their Facebook photos for the pieces of art.

Price

Our dinner was around 70 euro for 3 persons. We had 3 noodle sets, 2 side dishes, 2 desserts (+free dessert) and 4 drinks. The drinks are also very good! Of course they have Taiwanese bubble tea and the mocha frappé was really yummy.

Visit them!

T&C Haus
Herengracht 48, 2511 EJ, Den Haag
tc-haus.nl    Facebook

Sun-Tue    12:00-21:30
Wed           Closed
Thu-Sat     12:00-22:00

Day 2: Desserts in Hongkong

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Did you know in Hongkong they have their own “going out” version. Instead of going to a bar and drink beer, they go to a dessert place and eat dessert. Getting drunk on sweets. They have a lot of different desserts available: creampuffs, mochi ice, whole shops dedicated to desserts.

On the second day in Hongkong Lazy Panda took us out for dinner and dessert. Dinner was at Dintaifung, but I will dedicate another post to that awesome place. This post will be about the desserts.

The Dessert kitchen

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While walking on the busy pedestrian roads in Kowloon we found our way to The Dessert kitchen. This store only serves desserts. It is fully packed with locals. All their ice cream, mochi stuff are homemade in the store.hk-desserts-03

We have been there two times so I had the possibility to try a lot of different stuff. I have to say. I really like Hongkong desserts. They are not so sweet as desserts in Europe, but just sweet enough. And they use other ingredients, like rice flower for rice cakes and mochi. Also they use more fresh fruit.

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Their menu has photos of all the delicious desserts. I noticed there are a lot of mango desserts in HK. Also 柚子 (pomelo) is used often in desserts and éven in savory (salty) dishes. We once had fish with pomelo, which tasted very nice together.

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Mochi ice cream

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Mochi is soft rice dough. Mochi ice cream is ice cream packed with a mochi layer around it. There was a little shop in Langham place (the place with the creepy teddybear) where they sell mochi ice cream. We had visited it twice, because it was so good. I got the green tea mochi with red beans. During the trip I often choose for the green tea flavor, because you don’t get that often in the Netherlands.

Egg waffle

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I had seen photos of eggwaffle before on Instagram, so when I saw them in the streets I had to buy and eat them. I also made an instagram style photo of it.

It tastes a bit dryer than the Belgium waffles, more crunchy. Inside the round balls is air, nice sweet air.

There was another expensive dessert place in a mall, Lady M, but I will talk about it next time. It is so good that people are standing in line for it. Then you know it’s really good.

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