Tenten Gelateria (Songshan, Taipei) | 轉轉吉拉朵 (台北松山)

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Hidden in a small alley in Songshan District, Tenten Gelateria may be the most attractive and comfortable ice cream shop in Taipei.

隱藏在松山區小巷子裏頭的轉轉吉拉朵義大利冰淇淋,有可能是台北最吸引人的,最舒服的冰淇淋店之一。

Tenten Gelateria 轉轉 吉拉朵

And it may have some of the best ice cream, too!

還有,可能是最好吃的冰淇淋店!

Tenten Gelateria 轉轉 吉拉朵
Taipei 2014 Handmade Ice Cream Reviews – Grand Prize!
Tenten Gelateria 轉轉 吉拉朵
Top 3 flavours. From left: black sugar, milk & red bean; lemon Yakult (a popular yogurt beverage); mixed wildberry

Tenten has delicious gourmet handmade gelato in all kinds of interesting flavours that are made fresh every Wednesday and Friday. Available flavours change daily. Tenten doesn’t offer samples, but thats fine with me – with such a well-made product, you really can’t make a wrong choice. Actually, having eaten so many kinds of ice cream, I’m starting to feel that not being able to sample the product before buying it is actually a good thing, because I can choose more easily and won’t have doubts about my choice afterward.

轉轉的手工義大利冰淇淋特殊美味,有好多很妙的口味,每禮拜三、五現做的,每天供應的口味不同。轉轉沒有提供試吃,可是對我來說這是沒有關係,這麼用心做的冰淇淋不可能吃錯!其實,吃了這麼多冰淇淋的我,漸漸開始覺得購買前沒辦法試吃是好事,讓我比較容易選擇,而且選擇後不會懷疑自己選錯了。

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The price is ok. One serving can include two flavours at $120 NT “for here” or $90 NT “to go”. At first I thought $120 was a little steep and I should just take it to go for cheaper, but the place was so nice I changed my mind. I figured it would be worth it to spend the extra money so I could hang out for a bit and take my time enjoying my ice cream, reading a book and appreciating the pretty space. The minimum purchase is $150 NT, so I ordered an espresso as well. They have a special deal where you can pair your ice cream with a coffee or tea for only $50, so the total was just $170.

價格還可以,一份可以裝兩種口味,外帶90元,內用120元。我本有點捨不得120元的冰淇淋,可是環境這麼舒服,讓我改變我的想法,覺得買內用慢慢吃、看看書、好好享受漂亮的空間還蠻划算。因為抵消為150元所以我再點了一杯濃縮咖啡,內用冰品可以50元加購飲品,總共才170元。

Tenten Gelateria 轉轉 吉拉朵

“Elvis’s Favourite” is banana and peanut butter with chocolate, named after the singer’s famous peanut butter and banana sandwiches – such a cute name! I love peanut butter and I love Elvis, so without hesitation I ordered a scoop of Elvis’s Favourite.

《貓王的最愛》是香蕉花生巧克力口味,是歌手Elvis Presley喜歡吃的香蕉花生醬三明治命名的,很可愛的名字。我超愛花生醬,也超愛貓王,所以毫不遲疑地點了一球《貓王的最愛》!

Tenten Gelato Taipei 轉轉 吉拉朵 義式手工冰淇淋 台北

Tenten Gelato Taipei 轉轉 吉拉朵 義式手工冰淇淋 台北

This one was mainly banana-based, sweet and natural-tasting, with mild peanutty and milky notes – the chocolate flavour wasn’t very assertive. The texture is super smooth and creamy. It’s a fairly sweet flavour that pairs well with a strong espresso. Although it’s quite sweet, it seemed to be low-fat, without a heavy butterfat flavour or greasy mouthfeel. It’s quite clean-tasting.

此冰淇淋以香蕉口味為主,甜甜的,新鮮天然的滋味,還有溫和的花生香和淡淡的奶香,巧克力味道不太明顯,口感超級滑順綿密。比較甜的,很配濃縮咖啡。雖然比較甜,可是還是滿低脂的,沒有很重的乳脂味道,還有不會黏在嘴巴裡,吃起來很清爽。

Tenten Gelateria 轉轉 吉拉朵

The other flavour I chose was “Sponge Baby”, or pineapple with rosemary and Amaretto. At the time I didn’t understand what “Sponge Baby” was supposed to mean, but I just Googled it and found out that’s the Chinese name for “Spongebob Squarepants”. So…I unknowingly ate Spongebob Squarepants ice cream. Only in Taiwan!

另外選的冰淇淋是《海綿寶寶》,鳳梨杏仁酒迷迭香口味。當時我不懂《海綿寶寶》是甚麼意思,剛剛Google一下才知道本來是那個動畫片命名的!因此我不知不覺地吃了海綿寶寶冰淇淋。真是台灣風味!

Tenten Gelato Taipei 轉轉 吉拉朵 義式手工冰淇淋 台北

Along with having a cute name, this ice cream had quite a special flavour. This was the first time I’ve ever seen rosemary in ice cream in Taiwan – this combination is rare even in the West. Rosemary is generally used in savory dishes like roast beef or pasta, but it pairs well with sweet foods. My favourite type of flavoured chocolate is rosemary. It’s amazing – if you don’t believe me, you have to go try it yourself!

此冰淇淋除了可愛的名字以外也很獨特,這是我第一次在台灣看到包含迷迭香的冰淇淋,這樣的配法連在西方也很難得。迷迭香通常用在鹹的食物上,比如烤牛肉或義大利麵,可是它也可以配甜的。我最喜歡的特調巧克力口味就是迷迭香巧克力,真的超好吃,不相信我的話一定要自己去吃吃看!

Tenten Gelato Taipei 轉轉 吉拉朵 義式手工冰淇淋 台北

The pineapple flavour in this ice cream didn’t have the tartness of raw fresh pineapple – it had a rich, deep sweetness, like it had been cooked down. It tasted a bit like pineapple jam. I could taste the fresh, pine-y, menthol-y herbal taste of the rosemary contrasting with the rich pineapple, all wrapped up in a mild, creamy milky base. It tasted very special, very indulgent. When I finished eating I went and chatted with the staff a bit, and they told me I’d guessed right – the ice cream was made with cooked pineapple. They boil it down to concentrate the natural flavour and make it sweeter and richer. What’s more, they use this method in all of their ice creams as an alternative to adding fructose and other processed sweeteners – all of their ice cream is sweetened with house-made fruit juice concentrate. So awesome!

鳳梨的味道不像新鮮生鳳梨的酸甜鮮味,比較像被煮過的鳳梨醬,有深沈的甜味,還可以吃出來迷迭香的清涼滋味,有點像薄荷或松葉的草香,對照並平衡濃郁的鳳梨口味,全部都包起來在溫和順口的牛奶底,吃起來很indulgent,很特別。吃完了跟店員聊一聊,他們說我猜得對,他們的鳳梨冰淇淋就是被煮過的,因為煮成濃縮的果醬會讓它本身的味道更甜、更濃郁。而且呢,本店會用這個方式在所有的冰淇淋上來代替加果糖以及其他的人工調味料,他們的冰淇淋都是以自家製作的天然水果醬為甜味料。太厲害!

Tenten Gelato Taipei  轉轉 吉拉朵 義式手工冰淇淋台北

Tenten also sells hand-poured gourmet coffee, as well as tea and other non-caffeinated beverages. The kind staff gave me a little cup of fresh hand-poured coffee for free. Their coffee is excellent, very smooth.

轉轉有賣單品手沖咖啡以及其他的濃縮咖啡飲品,還有茶飲跟無咖啡因的飲料。好心的店員請我喝小杯手沖咖啡,喝起來很順口。

Tenten Gelato Taipei  轉轉 吉拉朵 義式手工冰淇淋台北

The shop is beautifully decorated, with photography and art exhibited on the walls. The space is large with a lot of tables and chairs. There’s even a cute little courtyard garden outside, and it faces Minsheng Park across the street, so the surroundings are pleasant and quiet. You could spend an exceptionally comfortable afternoon here gazing out at the gardens and watching local passers-by, reading a book and eating gourmet ice cream. Along with ice cream and drinks, Tenten also offers sandwiches and quiche, as well as wine and craft beer. It’s a great spot to bring friends for afternoon tea or after-dinner drinks and dessert. They also have brunch on weekends.

轉轉裝潢的非常好看,牆壁上掛著攝影跟藝術作品,空間滿大的,椅子跟桌子都有,門外還有可愛的小花園,而且朝對面的民生公園,風景很不錯,環境又挺安靜的,可以花一個下午看著外面的花草跟來往的鄰居,一邊看看書一邊吃吃美味冰淇淋,實在太舒服了。除了冰品跟飲料以外,轉轉還供應三明治及鹹派,又有葡萄酒跟精品啤酒,很適合帶朋友吃個下午茶或點心,假日還有供應早午餐。

Tenten Gelateria Taipei  轉轉 吉拉朵 義式手工冰淇淋台北

Overall, I think Tenten is a hidden gem well worth the hunt. I’m definitely going to come back to try more of their unique daily ice cream creations!

總之,轉轉是一個非常值得尋找的秘密基地,雖然離我家很遠,我肯定會再來跑幾趟吃到他們新上市的精品冰淇淋!

Tenten Gelateria Taipei 轉轉 吉拉朵 台北

Tenten Gelateria | 轉轉吉拉朵

Address: No. 7, Lane 4, Alley 36, Minsheng East Rd. Section 5, Songshan district, Taipei
Phone: 02-2767-7276
Hours:
Tue – Thu 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
Sun 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
Transportation: MRT Songshan Airport station, Taipei Arena station, or Nanjing Sanmin station
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地址:台北市松山區民生東路五段36巷4弄7號
電話:02-2767-7276
時間
週二~四 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
週五12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
週六10:30 am – 9:30 pm
週日10:30 am – 9:00 pm
交通: 捷運松山機場站、台北小巨蛋站、南京三民站
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