Mini Bean (Da’an, Taipei) | 迷你豆 (台北大安)

Taipei ice cream Mini Bean 迷你豆

各位全素朋友和吃不了牛奶的朋友,好消息:台北有全素豆漿霜淇淋嘍!

Attention all vegan and lactose-intolerant friends – I have some good news for you. You can get vegan soymilk soft-serve in Taipei!

Taipei vegan ice cream Mini Bean 迷你豆台北全素霜淇淋
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位於忠孝復興附近安靜小巷子裡的迷你豆,是以天然、健康、環保、無肉的黃豆料理為主題的咖啡館。迷你豆又創意又美味的料理中有多種特質和特調豆漿以及豆漿做的菜,還包括超有特色的自製豆漿霜淇淋!他們只在週末時候才製作霜淇淋,量有限,一般下午六點前已經賣完了,我已經來過兩三次才終於成功吃到這個稀有的美食!

Located in a quiet alley near Zhongxiao Fuxing intersection, Mini Bean is a cafe that focuses on offering natural, healthy, environmentally friendly, vegetarian soymilk-themed cuisine. Mini Bean’s creative and delicious dishes include several types of specialty soymilk and soy-based dishes, as well as super special soymilk soft-serve ice cream! They only make soft-serve on the weekend and quantities are limited. Normally they sell out by 6:00 pm. I came here two or three times before I finally succeeded in getting my hands on this elusive treat!

Taipei vegan ice cream Mini Bean 迷你豆台北全素霜淇淋

除了霜淇淋、豆漿、冰霜等等小吃,還有三明治、鹹派以及其他的輕食和點心。豆漿有提供幾種,有台灣當地黃豆或黑豆的,還有加拿大進口有機農法非基因改造黃豆的。

Aside from soft-serve ice cream, soymilk and smoothies, Mini Bean also offers sandwiches, quiche, and various other treats and light meals.

Taipei vegan ice cream Mini Bean 迷你豆台北全素霜淇淋

霜淇淋和冰霜菜單。冰霜的口味既獨特又健康,讓我很好奇,特別是紫心地瓜跟甜菜根口味,我好想吃! 可是我是特意為了吃到豆漿霜淇淋跑這一趟來迷你豆,所以我沒有點冰霜。這次來迷你豆,霜淇淋只有原味,沒有黑豆和黑芝麻口味,所以選擇很簡單!

This is the soymilk soft-serve and smoothie menu. The smoothie flavours are creative and healthy and made me really curious – I especially wanted to try the beetroot and purple sweet potato options! But I came here especially for soft-serve, so I didn’t order the smoothie this time. Today they only had original soymilk soft-serve, no black bean or black sesame flavour, so my choice was very simple!

Taipei vegan ice cream Mini Bean 迷你豆台北全素霜淇淋

原味豆漿霜淇淋,$155。撒上著黃豆粉,還有鹹甜脆餅。貴是貴,可是份量很大,以原材實料做的,又美味又養身。豆漿的脂肪很低,蛋白多,而且迷你豆不會加一大堆糖,跟一般的全糖豆漿差不多。這可能是台北最健康的、最低卡的霜淇淋!

Original soymilk soft-serve, $155 NT. Sprinkled with kinako (toasted soybean powder) and topped with a crunchy, salty pretzel stick. It’s pricey, but the portion is very large, and it’s delicious and healthy and made with all-natural ingredients. Soymilk is naturally low-fat and high-protein, and Mini Bean doesn’t add a ton of sugar – it’s about the same as a cup of regular sweetened soymilk from a breakfast shop. This is probably the healthiest, most low-calorie soft-serve ice cream in Taipei!

Taipei vegan ice cream Mini Bean 迷你豆台北全素霜淇淋

除了上面的脆餅以外,豆漿霜淇淋還有一層香脆烤麵包丁,好像是本店自製豆漿吐司做的。
Besides the pretzel stick, the soymilk soft-serve also has a layer of croutons underneath it. I think they’re made from Mini Bean’s house-made soymilk bread.

Taipei vegan ice cream Mini Bean 迷你豆台北全素霜淇淋

脆脆的麵包丁對照著軟軟霜淇淋使它的口感更加綿密可口。
The crunchy croutons contrast with the soft ice cream, emphasizing its creamy texture.

Taipei vegan ice cream Mini Bean 迷你豆台北全素霜淇淋

麵包丁是原味的,沒有加料,淡淡的麵包香味使微甜霜淇淋吃起來更甜。這樣的配法以對照取代香料,豆漿的天然好滋味不會被糖蓋起來。隨著霜淇淋融化成濃郁豆漿,泡在豆漿裡的烤麵包丁變得軟Q,讓我想起豆漿油條,好好吃!
The croutons are plain and unflavoured. The mild toasty flavour makes the ice cream taste sweeter. This pairing uses contrast instead of added flavourings, so the natural taste of the soymilk isn’t covered up by the taste of added sugar. As the ice cream melts it turns into thick, rich soymilk, and the croutons soak it up and become soft and chewy. It reminds me of a classic “soymilk + cruller” breakfast. Delicious!

Taipei vegan ice cream Mini Bean 迷你豆台北全素霜淇淋

朋友點了甜菜根豆漿冰霜,所以我趁著機會嘗嘗看!深紅色的甜菜根把豆漿染得很鮮眼的洋紅色,很漂亮。冰霜比霜淇淋大多了,價格卻少霜淇淋$20NT。吃起來很天然,甜度很低,很涼爽。因為冰塊多,所以稀釋了豆漿跟甜菜根的味道,冰霜比一般的蔬果都醬清淡一些。
My friend ordered the beetroot smoothie, so I took the opportunity to try it! The dark crimson beets dyed the soymilk a beatiful magenta colour. The smoothie is much bigger than the soft-serve, but it’s $20 NT cheaper. It tastes very natural and refreshing, with very low sweetness. Because it contains a lot of ice, the soy and beet flavours are fairly diluted, so it tastes lighter than the other flavoured soymilks.

Taipei vegan ice cream Mini Bean 迷你豆台北全素霜淇淋

迷你豆店內有十幾個座位。環境乾乾淨淨,裝潢簡單好看,陽光很好,窗戶對著旁邊的小公園,十分舒服。
Mini Bean has enough tables and chairs to seat 10-20 people. It’s neat and clean with simple, attractive decor and good natural light. The windows overlook the park across the street. It’s a very relaxing, comfortable little place.

Mini Bean | 迷你豆

地址: 台北市大安區忠孝東路三段251巷4弄16號
捷運: 忠孝復興站1號出口
電話: 02-2752-9711
時間: 週三至週一8:00~20:00
臉書: www.facebook.com/likeminibean

Address: No. 16, Lane 4, Alley 251, Zhongxiao East Road Sec. 3, Da’an District, Taipei
MRT: Zhongxiao Fuxing Station, Exit 1
Phone: 02-2752-9711
Hours: Wednesday to Monday, 8:00~20:00
Facebook: www.facebook.com/likeminibean

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