Located just steps from trendy Yongkang street and Dongmen MRT station, IOU Cafe sells house-made gelato, frozen yogurt, soft-serve and sorbet, as well as several popular afternoon tea treats and classic Taiwan-style sweets such as snowflake ice, mango ice and waffles. There are several ice creams made with local ingredients such as Maokong Tieguanyin tea and Taiwanese Irwin mangoes. They also offer exotic flavours such as dark chocolate and cherry, which are made with imported ingredients.
I recently left Taipei to visit friends in Tainan and enjoy some of the foods the city is famous for. This is a food-obsessed city specializing in old-fashioned flavours and traditional methods, so naturally it’s rich in delicious handmade ice cream! This time, I happened to find Dishege Gelato, an ice cream shop I’d never been to before, so I brought my friend with me to check it out.
Located in Yuanshan’s Maji Maji Square, Midori Handmade Ice Cream is a little shop specializing in local and organic ingredients. The owners originally worked as organic farmers in Hsinchu County before deciding to move to Taipei and start a business, using ice cream to promote local and organic food to consumers. If you want to taste some real local flavour and support organic agriculture and local business, you should definitely come check it out.