Le Pélican French Ice Cream (Kenting) | 貝力岡法式手工冰淇淋(墾丁)

Touristy sightseeing destinations are often full of overhyped famous snack shops and low-quality street food vendors – large crowds don’t necessarily mean good food. So when I was walking down crowded Kenting Street during a recent vacation in Kenting, I was surprised to discover Le Pélican, a shop selling high-quality French-style handmade ice cream!

觀光化的景點通常充滿了地雷名店或是低品質的小吃攤,人群多並不代表東西好吃,所以我去墾丁度假的時候逛逛非常熱鬧的墾丁大街,並沒有期待會發現有一家很高級的法式手工冰淇淋店,貝力岡。

It seemed quite popular, with a lot of customers coming and going. The menu included both unique and traditional flavours,  and I could tell it wasn’t your average cheap tourist ice cream shop.

我看客人不少,好像很受歡迎,menu上的口味有一些比較創意的口味,還有一些很傳統的古早味冰淇淋,就知道這應該不是普通的觀光客冰淇淋店。

The sign on the wall says: “We insist on traditional French-style handmade methods, high-quality European ingredients, 100% pasture-raised milk, and alkaline water; zero additivies, artificial colourings or preservatives; made and sold on the premises; visibly healthy”. But after talking with the staff I found that they don’t use 100% European-imported ingredients – they also use a lot of locally-produced Taiwanese fruits and nuts!

牆壁上的牌寫著: “我們的堅持傳統法式手工調製,歐洲進口高級食材,100% 牧場純牛奶,鹼性還原水,不添加人工色素及防腐劑,自製自銷,健康看得見” 。然而,我跟店員聊天以後我發現了此店不是使用100%歐洲進口食材 — 還會用很多台灣本地生產的水果跟堅果喔!

According to staff, Le Pélican’s three top-selling flavours are kiwi, mango and chocolate. They have a few hard-to-find flavours that attracted my attention, especially lavender. Fresh handmade lychee sorbet is also fairly uncommon. The staff are generous with the samples – they let me try a lot of samples – but the more flavours I try, I try the more difficult it is to choose one!

根據店長說的,貝力岡前三名賣最好的口味為奇異果、芒果及巧克力口味。有一些很難得的口味引起了我的注意,特別是薰衣草,手工荔枝雪酪也不太常見。店員對客人很大方,讓我們試吃很多口味,但是越是吃越難選擇!

The first thing I tried was lavender. I thought it was quite good – the texture is super smooth and creamy, and the lavender flavour is very authentic. It tastes just like the lavender I grow in my front yard in Canada, with a heavy floral flavour that matches well with a vanilla-based ice cream. Lavender doesn’t really grow in Taiwan and most Taiwanese aren’t really used to the flavour. I really like it, but my Taiwanese friend had a taste and said it was like eating shampoo.

我先試吃了薰衣草口味,覺得很不錯,口感非常柔順,薰衣草的香味也相當天然,像我在加拿大自己養的薰衣草一樣,有濃郁的花香味道,很配香草的冰淇淋。台灣不太產薰衣草,所以台灣朋友大該不太習慣這個味道。我很喜歡,可是台灣朋友吃了一口就說像吃洗髮露一樣!

Next, I tried raspberry, mango, lychee and strawberry milk flavours. In Europe, good raspberry sorbet is usually very concentrated and quite tart, with a bit of an earthy vegetable flavour left over from the seeds – at least that’s the kind of raspberry sorbet I’m used to eating. I felt like Le Pélican’s raspberry sorbet was just ok – a little too mild, more sweet than sour, and without any of the slightly earthy taste I expect – but the boss said it’s quite popular, so I guess it’s been adapted to Taiwanese tastes.

接下來,我還試吃了覆盆莓、芒果、荔枝及草莓牛奶口味。在歐洲,好的覆盆莓雪酪通常特濃,酸酸甜甜的,還帶有莓籽留下來的一點植物的味道,我就習慣吃這樣的濃郁覆盆莓雪酪。對我來說,貝力岡的覆盆莓雪酪就還好而已,有點淡,甜味比酸味重,又吃不出來我期待的那種植物味道,可是老闆說它相當受歡迎,可能就是比較適合台灣人的品味。

Strawberry milk flavour is pretty good – they use locally-grown strawberries from Dahu. It tastes very simple and pure, just strawberries with milk and sugar.

草莓牛奶口味很不錯,他們用的是台灣當地大湖草莓,吃起來很純粹,就是草莓跟牛奶加點糖。

The lychee sorbet is quite special, because it has no artificial flavour at all – it tastes like frozen mashed lychees. It’s really sweet, because fresh lychees are actually not too acidic – the sweet-tart lychee flavour we often taste is produced by artificial flavourings. Mango sorbet is also very pure – you can really taste the natural, complex flavours of the mangoes. I guessed they used golden mangoes instead of Irwin mangoes, because the sorbet doesn’t taste tart at all, and Irwin mangoes tend to be more acidic than golden mangoes, but I didn’t ask the staff what kind they use. The mango sorbet was excellent, very smooth, and it had the slightly vegetable-y flavour that fresh handmade sorbet should have. I was about to order it, and then I decided to try one more flavour…

荔枝雪酪比較特別,因為它完全沒有加我們習慣吃得荔枝香料,好像就是冷凍的荔枝泥,很甜,因為新鮮荔枝很少會酸酸的,我們通常吃得到的酸甜荔枝口味就是人工香料做出來的。芒果雪酪也是非常純粹,真的吃得出來芒果天然多層的味道 (我認為大概是金煌芒果而不是愛文芒果,因為吃起來沒什麼酸酸的味道,愛文芒果的天然酸度比金煌芒果高一些,可是我沒有問店長用甚麼芒果),很順口,又有手工雪酪該有的那種植物味道,像果皮或果籽那樣,完全沒有香料,很好吃。我原本想要買芒果口味,然後決定要再試嘗一種……

peanut butter! The staff told me they make it with fresh, local Tainan peanuts. It’s much richer than any peanut ice cream I’ve had before. I fell in love at the first bite…and finally decided what I wanted to order!

……花生口味! 店長說是新鮮在地台南花生做的,比我吃過的花生冰淇淋濃很多,我一吃就愛上了,終於可以放心得決定要買甚麼冰淇淋了!

My friend also tried the blueberry yogurt, vanilla latte and lychee flavours. This shop uses Canadian-grown blueberries! I can personally confirm that Canadian blueberries are super yummy.

朋友再試吃了藍莓優格香草拿鐵荔枝口味。此店用的是加拿大進口的藍莓! 我可以確認,加拿大藍莓超好吃喔!

In the end, my friend decided to go with the lychee sorbet. A single scoop costs $85NT, which is quite reasonable, but a medium-sized cup with two flavours only costs $125NT, which is a better deal, so we got a medium cup with one scoop of peanut butter and one scoop of lychee. The shop doesn’t have seats and only sells takeout, so we took our ice cream to the convenience store across the street to sit down and eat it.

最終我的朋友選擇要吃荔枝雪酪。買單球85元,滿合理的,可是買中杯可以選兩種,才125元,比較划算,所以我們的冰淇淋是花生跟荔枝一起裝的。此店沒有座位,只有外帶,所以我們去對面的便利店坐下來吃。

The lychee sorbet is textured with little bits of fruit pulp. You can taste the freshness!

荔枝雪酪吃得到水果顆粒,也吃得到它的新鮮!

The peanut ice cream is smooth and velvety, with just a dash of crushed peanuts. It’s bursting with flavour; the rich, roasted nuttiness is well-balanced with sweetness and milkiness. It’s by far the best peanut ice cream I’ve ever had – even my peanut-hating friend liked it and ate a whole bunch, and I had to race her to make sure I still got some for myself!

花生的口感很綿密,只有極少花生顆粒。味道很豐富,濃郁的烘培堅果滋味跟奶香及甜度很平衡,遠遠超過我吃過的其他花生冰淇淋,連不喜歡花生冰淇淋的朋友也喜歡吃,也吃了很多,我只好跟她比賽才吃得到!

Overall, I think Le Pélican is a very professional, quality-focused shop. All of their ice creams and sorbets are natural and delicious, so you really can’t go wrong. This is a must-try when visiting Kenting, and if you can’t make the trip, you can still order delivery!

總之,貝力岡是一個很專業的、很講究品質的店,他們的冰淇淋跟雪酪都天然美味,全部都可以放心吃,大家要記得,去墾丁一定要去吃吃看! 沒有辦法跑來墾丁一趟,還可以定宅配喔!

Le Pélican

Address: No. 205, Kending Road, Hengchun Township, Pingtung County

Phone: +886 986 790 970

Hours: Sun-Mon 12:00 pm – 12:30 am

Tues-thurs 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Fri-Sat 12:00 pm – 1:00 am

貝力岡法式手工冰淇淋

地址: 屏東縣恆春鎮墾丁路205號

電話: +886 986 790 970

營業時間:  周日、一 12:00 pm – 12:30 am

周二、三、四 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

周五、六 12:00 pm – 1:00 am

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