Midori Handmade Ice Cream (Yuanshan, Taipei) | 蜜朵麗專業冰淇淋(台北圓山)

Midori Ice Cream Taipei 蜜朵麗冰淇淋台北

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.

位於圓山Maji Maji集食行樂裡的米朵麗專業冰淇淋,以在地有機食材為主題。老闆本來在新竹縣做有機農業,為了更能夠向消費者推廣有機在地農業才來台北創業。想吃到台灣在地風味的朋友,或是希望支持有機農業和小型企業的朋友,一定要來跑一趟吃吃看。

Midori Handmade Ice Cream (Yuanshan, Taipei) | 蜜朵麗(台北圓山)

Midori is tiny and simple, but very cute. There are only eight seats inside the shop. The desks and chairs appear to have been salvaged from an old school, giving the place a funky, nostalgic, and very Taiwanese flavour. The walls are hung with photos of organic farms and menus advertising the flavours of the day.

米朵麗本店極小,簡單,卻很可愛。店內只有八個座位,桌子跟椅子好像是國中教室老舊桌椅撿來的,帶來很濃的懷念台灣味。牆壁上掛著有機農業有關的攝影展覽跟當天所供應的限量現做冰淇淋品種的菜單。

Midori Ice Cream Taipei 蜜朵麗冰淇淋台北
“Where does the food come from? Mulberries: Tainan. Strawberries: Nanzhuang. Assam tea: Nantou. Four Seasons Tea: Muzha. Biluochun green tea: Sanxia. Red dragonfruit: Chiayi. Purple rice: Ilan. Mango: Tainan. Limes: Puli. Rose: Puli.”

They also indicate where in Taiwan their ingredients were grown. It gave me a nice feeling to see how fresh and natural their ingredients are!

菜單還會指示每種冰淇淋所用的原料來自於台灣哪一部,看本店的食材多麼新鮮天然,讓我很開心!

Midori Ice Cream Taipei 蜜朵麗冰淇淋台北

I asked the staff what their top sellers are and he said Assam black tea and fresh lychee were the most popular. Their lychee ice cream is quite famous because they use fresh, seasonal Taiwanese lychees, which they painstakingly peel and pit by hand before grinding them into puree. After this introduction, I would have loved to try their lychee ice cream, but it’s only available when lychees are in season, so I ordered the Assam black tea ice cream instead. 

我問店員賣最好的是哪一口味,他說阿薩姆紅茶跟荔枝口味算最受歡迎的。他們的荔枝口味蠻有名,因為他們用的就是新鮮台灣荔枝,又用很費力,費時的手工作法把每一顆荔枝剝皮去籽,再把荔枝肉磨成泥。我聽店員這麼介紹很想吃荔枝冰淇淋,可是因為季節的關係目前還沒開始供應荔枝冰淇淋,所以我就點了一球阿薩姆紅茶口味。

Midori Ice Cream Taipei 蜜朵麗冰淇淋台北

The Assam ice cream has a very pure, simple flavour – just black tea and milk. Although it’s made with powdered black tea leaves, it doesn’t taste bitter like matcha. The sweetness is very moderate and the milk-fat content seems to be very low. It’s not heavy at all, maybe even a little thin, but it’s very refreshing – even more refreshing than the average cup of milk tea. You can tell from the texture that it’s all-natural, without any added thickeners.

阿薩姆冰淇淋的味道很純粹,就是紅茶加牛奶的味道。雖然它是用磨粉的茶葉做的,可是不像抹茶的味道,不會苦。甜度很適中,乳脂好像很低,絕不會膩,可能有點稀,可是卻是很要爽口,比一般的奶茶更爽口。口感又沒有乳化劑的感覺,真的吃得出來它的天然滋味。

Midori Ice Cream Taipei 蜜朵麗冰淇淋台北

Assam is one of the most expensive options, but the portion size is a little larger than the average hand-made ice cream shop and the price is about the same. Considering the natural, high-quality ingredients they use, I think it’s a pretty good deal.

份量比一般手工冰淇淋店稍微大一點,價格卻跟其他店差不多,我買的比較貴的口味,有些更便宜的,而且是真材實料做的,我覺得很划算。

Midori Ice Cream Taipei 蜜朵麗冰淇淋台北

The location is very convenient and good for strolling, with lots of international eateries nearby, as well as the Taipei Fine Arts Museum and the Taipei Farmers’ Market. You could spend an afternoon here checking out the art exhibits and the locally-produced goods at the market before stopping by Midori for a sweet taste of Taiwan.

周邊有很多國際小吃店,還有台北美術館跟農業市集,地區很方便,好逛。可以花一個下午看看台灣美術,逛逛市集所賣的本地產品再來蜜朵麗吃到台灣在地甜味。

Midori Handmade Ice Cream | 蜜朵麗專業冰淇淋

Address: No. 1 Yumen St., Zhongshan district, Taipei City (Maji Maji Square)
Phone: 2758-6907
Hours: Weekdays 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm; Weekends 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm
MRT: Yuanshan Station
Facebook: www.facebook.com/taiwan.midori

地址:台北市中山區玉門街1號 (Maji Maji 集食行樂)
電話: 2758-6907
時間: 平日 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm; 假日 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm
捷運: 圓山站
FB: www.facebook.com/taiwan.midori

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