Le Petit Baron Gelato (Zhongzheng, Taipei) | 小南蕨手工義式冰淇淋 (台北中正)

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位於台北市牯嶺街的小南蕨,是中正區的少數手工冰淇淋店之一。店面小小的,很容易錯過,我經過無數次才終於注意到它的存在。小南蕨總店在台南,去年開了台北分店,剛好上個禮拜歡慶了一週年! 老闆是特意去義大利學義大利冰淇淋的傳統作法。小南蕨每天所提供的口味最多只有12種,都很精緻,種類分為新鮮水果、濃郁牛奶、酒精口味以及限定特殊口味,店員說全部當中只有巧克力跟香草才是每天固定供應的,其他的口味輪流供應,每天的選擇不一樣。

Located on Guling Street in Taipei City, Le Petit Baron is one of the few handmade ice cream shops in Zhongzheng district. The storefront is tiny – I’ve passed by countless times and only recently noticed it was there. Le Petit Baron’s original location is in Tainan, and they only opened their Taipei location last year – they apparently celebrated their one year anniversary just last week! The owner went to Italy specifically to learn the art of traditional Italian-style gelato. Each day Le Petit Baron has up to 12 different gourmet gelatos to choose from, including refreshing fruit flavours, rich cream-based flavours, liqueur flavours, and limited-edition specialty flavours. According to the staff, the only fixed daily offerings are chocolate and vanilla – the others all vary daily.

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先說明一下冰淇淋購買方式:一般冰淇淋$80NT/單球,$140NT/雙球,特殊口味$100/單球(杯子裝的)。對不起,不供應試吃喔!加$15NT可以換自家手工甜筒。甜筒也可以單點,$30NT。我沒有拍甜筒,可是我看到別人買的甜筒以後有點後悔自己沒有買一個,手工甜筒很大,看起來很好吃!

First, I’ll explain the pricing: regular gelato is $80NT per scoop, $140NT for a double scoop, and $100/scoop for limited-edition specialty flavours (served in a cup). Sorry – no samples! For an extra $15NT, you can switch to a homemade waffle cone. You can also buy a waffle cone on its own for $30NT.

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後面: 百香果冰淇淋(無奶)是台灣當地新鮮百香果做的,看起來很濃郁!

前面: 新鮮野莓起司蛋糕冰淇淋。店家說起司蛋糕是本店賣最好的冰淇淋。

Rear: Passionfruit gelato (dairy-free) is made with local Taiwan-grown passionfruit. It looks super rich and flavourful!

Front: Mixed berry cheesecake gelato. According to staff, this is their top-selling flavour.

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後面: 玫瑰荔枝冰淇淋(無奶),很獨特的口味,我從來沒有看過這樣的配法,應該超美味,我一看就很想吃! 我這一次去小南蕨沒有吃到,但是下次一定會試試看!

前面:府盆莓優格,看起來很濃郁滑順,雕塑成層層漣漪,上面淋上深紅色府盆莓醬,實在漂亮到不行,非常吸引人,讓我很無法選擇!

Rear: Rose lychee gelato (dairy-free). This is a very unique flavour – I’ve never seen lychee combined with rose before. It sounds amazing, and I wanted it as soon as I saw it, but I didn’t get it this time – I’ll definitely have to try it the next time I come to Le Petit Baron!

Front: Raspberry frozen yogurt. This one looks super rich and smooth! Attractively sculpted into rippling layers and drizzled with deep red raspberry sauce, it’s almost too pretty to eat – presentation like this makes it difficult to choose a flavour!

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後面: 檸檬冰淇淋(無奶)以新鮮台灣檸檬原汁做的,簡單純粹,還帶有小顆粒檸檬皮。

前面: 薄荷巧克力冰淇淋榨一看比較像黑芝麻口味而不像一般亮亮綠色的薄荷口味冰淇淋,看得出來它肯定沒有加人工素色,很天然!

Rear: Lime gelato (dairy-free) is made from freshly juiced local limes, very simple and pure, flecked with bits of fresh lime zest.

Front: Mint chocolate gelato looks more like black sesame at first glance – it doesn’t really resemble the usual mint ice cream with its bright green tint. You can tell it’s all natural, without artificial colourings.

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後面: 芒果冰淇淋(無奶),使用台灣芒果做的,光看就可以感覺到它的口感超綿密。

前面: 抹茶冰淇淋以日本進口高品質抹茶作的,看起來很濃郁,店員說抹茶口味不會太甜,有微苦的味道。

Rear: Mango gelato (dairy-free) is made with local mangoes – you can almost feel the silky texture just by looking at it.

Front: Matcha gelato is made with high-grade Japanese matcha powder. It looks very rich; the staff said it’s less sweet, with a slightly bitter flavour.

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隱身在櫃檯最後面的角落是巧克力口味,只剩下一點點,好像在躲著我的樣子,看起來很濃郁又很滑順。我本來想要點芒果或玫瑰荔枝口味,可是我一聽店員說小南蕨的巧克力冰淇淋是用70%法國進口黑巧克力做的我立刻點了一份!

The remaining bit of chocolate gelato was tucked away in the back corner of the display case, almost like it was hiding from me. Just look how smooth and rich it is! I originally wanted to order mango or rose lychee flavour, but the second I heard the server say it was made with 70% dark chocolate from France, I changed my mind and ordered chocolate instead!

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巧克力冰淇淋,$80/球。分量滿大的,比我吃過的多半手工冰淇淋店多了好幾口,吃了很滿足。我覺得買雙球應該夠給兩個人分享。

Chocolate gelato, $80/scoop. The scoop is quite large, several bites more than what you get at most gourmet handmade ice cream shops – a very satisfying serving. I think a double scoop should be plenty for two to share.

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小南蕨的巧克力冰淇淋就有純粹黑巧克力滋味,不太甜,也不會苦,味道很順。口感超濃厚,很Q,但不像我想像的滑順,軟軟的冰淇淋裡面好像帶有一點純巧克力或巧克力軟糖,可以吃得到一層一層的稍微Q一點的巧克力,也有可能就是因為製造的流程中原料沒有完全融成一體,反正還是很好吃! 身為嚴重黑巧克力狂的我,通常覺得一般巧克力冰淇淋太甜,也沒有甚麼巧克力味道,可是小南蕨的巧克力冰淇淋夠濃郁滿足我的巧克力要求!

Le Petit Baron’s chocolate gelato has clean, pure dark chocolate flavour. It’s not too sweet, and not bitter either – the taste is very smooth. The mouthfeel is super rich and dense, but not as smooth as I expected – there seemed to be layers of thick chocolate fudge swirled into the ice cream, or perhaps the ingredients just weren’t properly mixed during the production process. In either case, it was still delicious! As a serious chocoholic, I often find standard chocolate ice cream too sweet and not chocolatey enough for my tastes, but Le Petit Baron’s chocolate gelato is rich enough to satisfy my chocolate cravings!

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光看店面外表可能會認為小南蕨本店很小,可是一走進門口會發現裡面的空間滿大的,一樓才是購買和等候區,二樓還有用餐區。

From the outside, Le Petit Baron appears to be a small shop, but once you step inside you’ll find that the space is actually quite large. The ground floor is just the service counter and waiting area – there’s a dining area on the second floor.

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用餐區明亮寬敞,乾乾淨淨,裝潢簡單有品味,氣氛舒適輕鬆。有八九個桌子,應該可以容納二十幾個人。

The dining area is bright, spacious and clean, and the decor is simple and tasteful, producing a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere. The eight or nine tables can accommodate 20 people or more.

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今天是下雨天,坐著安安靜靜的空間裡一邊吃冰淇淋一邊看窗外的雨景實在太舒服了。

It was pouring rain today. It’s a lovely quiet space to sit and eat ice cream as you gaze out the window at the rainy scene below.

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用餐區一邊甚至有台灣少見的壁爐。寒冷的冬天還可以來坐在暖暖的壁爐旁邊享用冰淇淋!

The dining area even has a fireplace on one wall, a rarity in Taiwan. On a cold winter’s day you can still come here and enjoy an ice cream by the fire!

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除了冰淇淋以外,小南蕨還提供咖啡、茶、冰淇淋漂浮以及其他的特調飲品,還有自家手工餅乾、甜點、鬆餅、鹹派、帕尼尼等等下午茶輕食。

Aside from gelato, Le Petit Baron also offers coffee, tea, gelato floats and other specialty drinks. They also serve homemade cookies and pastries, waffles, quiche, panini and other light afternoon tea snacks.

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Le Petit Baron Gelato | 小南蕨手工義式冰淇淋

地址:台北市中正區牯嶺街53號
捷運:中正紀念堂站
電話: 02-33936600
時間:週二至週日 12:00~22:00 (週一公休)
網站www.facebook.com/lepetitbaron

Address:53 Guling Street, Zhongzheng District, Taipei
MRT: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station
Phone:02-33936600
Time:Tuesday – Sunday 12:00~22:00 (closed Mondays)
Websitewww.facebook.com/lepetitbaron

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