Snow King (Zhongzheng, Taipei) | 雪王冰淇淋 (台北中正區)

更新! 我們最愛的雪王冰淇淋重新開店了,現在在原址二樓,已經開始營業了。新面貌,冰淇淋依然獨特美味!

Update! Our beloved Snow King has reopened – the location is the same, but the shop now operates out of the second floor. The look is new but the unique and delicious ice cream remains the same!

snow king ice cream taipei 雪王叭噗冰淇淋台北 成立於1947年的雪王冰淇淋,可能是台灣最有特色的冰淇淋專賣店之一。散發著濃濃懷念氣氛的店面,店內的老舊桌椅和店外的手畫牌子好像從來沒有變過,一直保持40年代的經典風格。我很喜歡雪王的簡單和復古,尤其喜歡他們超好吃的、有超獨特的冰淇淋!

Operating since 1947, the famous Snow King Ice Cream must be one of Taiwan’s most distinctive ice cream shops. The vintage storefront creates a nostalgic atmosphere, with plain metal tables, old wooden stools, and a hand-painted signboard that make you feel like the place hasn’t changed since the 40’s. It feels like a Taiwanese version of the classic American soda shop.

snow king ice cream taipei 雪王叭噗冰淇淋台北

雪王的菜單像餐廳的菜單一樣,七十多口味,甚麼味道都有,有很多獨一無二的、非常特色的口味,甚至有主食和料理類的口味,比如豬腳和麻油雞!菜單分為堅果類、滋補類、水果類、酒類、蔬菜類、美顏類、香辛植物類、茶類以及鹹類的口味。根據店員說的,雪王以當地食材為主,進口的原料很少。

With over 70 flavours, Snow King’s ice cream menu looks like a restaurant menu. It has everything, including some very special one-of-a-kind options – they even offer savory ice creams with flavours such as braised pig’s foot and sesame chicken! The menu is divided into categories: nuts, “nourishing” (made with medicinal plants), fruits, liquors, vegetables, “beautifying” (made with ingredients purported to improve complexion), herbs, teas, and savories. According to staff, they use mostly local ingredients – very little is imported.

snow king ice cream taipei 雪王叭噗冰淇淋台北

菜單還有英文翻譯,很貼心!所有的冰淇淋當中有十幾種蛋素者可以用的,不想吃牛奶的朋友可以問店員幫你看"無牛奶"的列單,但全素食的話只有柳丁口味。至今我試過了:花生、小紅豆、綠豆、茉莉香片、薑汁、椰奶、芋頭、辣椒以及九層塔口味。紅豆、綠豆都很好吃,充滿天然豆子香,還有小塊豆子顆粒的口感。芋頭為本店買最好的口味之一,味道特別溫和,不太甜,很好吃。說實話我花生口味就還好,我喜歡很濃郁的花生口味,但對我來說雪王的花生冰淇淋有點淡,沒有和美冰果室的濃郁。椰奶還不錯,口感綿密,椰香很可口。薑汁特別好吃,薑的味道天然新鮮,又濃又辣,很爽口!

Snow King is thoughtful enough to provide an English menu. Of all the ice creams, there are about a dozen dairy-free options. If you want to order a dairy-free ice cream, just ask the staff to show you the “dairy-free” list. However, the only completely vegan option is “Sunkist” (a sorbet made with local oranges). So far I’ve tried: peanut, red bean, green bean, jasmine tea, ginger, coconut, taro, chili pepper, and Thai basil flavours. The red and green bean flavours are really good, full of natural beany flavour and textured with little bits of bean. Taro is one of the most popular choices. It’s particularly mild, with minimal sugar – really nice. To be honest I didn’t think much of their peanut ice cream – I like a strong peanut flavour, but I found Snow King’s peanut ice cream rather bland, not as rich as the one from He Mei Ice Treat House. Coconut is pretty good, with a really creamy texture and a nice coconut flavour. The ginger ice cream is especially good, with a strong, spicy kick of fresh ginger – very refreshing.

snow king ice cream taipei 雪王叭噗冰淇淋台北

九層塔冰淇淋,$100/球,為本店推薦的熱門口味之一,也是非常難得的特殊口味!我試過雪王的很多口味,但至目前為止,九層塔還是我最喜歡的。味道十分濃郁,可以吃得出來新鮮的九層塔的天然好味道。因為九層塔幾乎不會用在甜食上,所以你吃這個冰淇淋時可能會一直想起越南河粉、泰國熱炒、九層塔蛋餅等等含有九層塔的鹹料理,會挑戰你的味蕾!因為九層塔的本身味道比較重,為了平衡要加多一點點糖,所以這個冰淇淋比較偏甜。

The Thai basil ice cream, at $100 NT/scoop, is one of the shop’s top-selling signature flavours. It’s also a very rare and unique flavour! I’ve tried many of Snow King’s ice creams, but so far I think this one is my favourite. The basil is very assertive and natural-tasting, just like fresh-picked basil leaves. Because Thai basil virtually never appears in sweets, eating this ice cream may remind you of Vietnamese pho, Thai stirfries, Taiwanese basil crepes, and other basil-flavoured savory dishes – it’s a bit of a challenge for the taste buds! To balance the relatively strong taste of the basil, this ice cream is a little on the sweeter side.

snow king ice cream taipei 雪王叭噗冰淇淋台北

口感很Q,滑順綿密,完全沒有冰顆粒的感覺。

The texture is dense, smooth and creamy – not a hint of ice granules.

snow king ice cream taipei 雪王叭噗冰淇淋台北 洛神花冰淇淋,$90/球,無奶。很棒的冰淇淋!有清爽的花味,酸酸甜甜,料都調整的剛剛好,強調而沒有掩蓋洛神花的微妙香味,還吃得到洛神花肉碎塊。老闆說他們用的都是台東嚴選洛神花。真的可以吃得出來它的新鮮和用心,非常的推薦。

Roselle ice cream, $90/scoop, dairy-free. This is an awesome ice cream! It tastes clearly of tart roselle flowers. The ingredients are all perfectly adjusted to emphasize rather than cover up the flower’s subtle flavour. It’s also textured with bits of roselle bud. The owner said they use premium local roselle flowers from Taitung. You can really taste the freshness and attention to detail in this ice cream – highly recommended!

snow king ice cream taipei 雪王叭噗冰淇淋台北 烏梅汁冰淇淋,$90/球,無奶。味道還好,不太重,酸跟甜很平衡,不會過甜,可是吃不太出來烏梅汁的酸酸甜甜、帶有煙燻香的特殊味道。本冰淇淋最特色的地方是它的口感,超級滑順。

Black plum ice cream, $90 NT/scoop, dairy-free. The flavour is ok, not super heavy or sweet, but the special tart smoky taste of black plums is not really detectable. The defining characteristic of this ice cream is its super-smooth texture.

snow king ice cream taipei 雪王叭噗冰淇淋台北

雪王以傳統風味和用心手工做法為特色,焦點放在冰淇淋上而不在裝潢和陳列,整個都很簡單,不做作。櫥窗裡的冰淇淋整理得較隨意,沒有像許多現代冰淇淋店把冰淇淋堆成很漂亮的雕塑展覽,就是很實用。他們好像並沒有標明口味,不知道店員要給客人冰淇淋時怎麼分!

Snow King specializes in traditional style and careful hand-crafting methods, putting the emphasis on the ice cream rather than on the decor and presentation. The whole operation is very simple and understated. The ice creams are placed casually in the display case, not sculpted into an ice cream gallery like most modern ice cream shops – utilitarian, not aesthetic. They don’t even appear to label the flavours – I don’t know how the staff can tell them apart when they go to scoop ice cream for customers!

snow king ice cream taipei 雪王叭噗冰淇淋台北

雖然雪王這麼有名,但是我來過無數次從來沒有排過隊,裡面總是有位子,可以坐著慢慢享用美味冰淇淋、欣賞店裡的古早味道。

Although Snow King is very famous, I’ve never had to line up here in any of the countless times I’ve come. There are always seats available, so I can sit down and eat my ice cream slowly while enjoying the shop’s old-school atmosphere.

Snow King | 雪王冰淇淋

地址:台北市中正區武昌街1段65號
捷運:西門站,5號出口
電話: 02-23318415
時間:美日12:00-22:00
網站www.snowking.com.tw

Address:No. 65, Wuchang Street Sec. 1, Zhongzheng District, Taipei
MRT: Ximen Station, Exit 5
Phone:02-23318415
Time:Daily 12:00-22:00
Websitewww.snowking.com.tw

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