O Rose Gourmet French Ice Cream (Da’an, Taipei) | O Rose 法式天然高品質冰淇淋(台北大安)

Update! O Rose has moved to their permanent location near Zhongxiao Dunhua station, and now offers drinks, verrines, and patisserie in addition to premium ice creams. Check it out!
更新!O Rose已經搬到近於忠孝敦化捷運站的新地點開真正的店,除了高級冰淇淋以外還新上市的飲料、杯子點心與法式甜點,快去吃吃看!

O Rose Gourmet French Ice Cream | O Rose 法式天然高品質冰淇淋

Address: No. 1, Alley 6, Lane 170, Section 4, Zhongxiao East Road, Da’an District, Taipei City
MRT: Zhongxiao Dunhua Station
Phone: 02 2773 7989
Hours: Daily 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Facebook: www.facebook.com/o.rose.taiwan

地址:台北市大安區忠孝東路4段170巷6弄1-1號
捷運:忠孝敦化站
電話:02 2773 7989
時間:每日13:00~22:00
臉書www.facebook.com/o.rose.taiwan

O Rose Ice Cream Two Scoops Taiwan | O Rose 法式冰淇淋 台灣霜淇淋

哦,台灣,妳都不知道妳多麼幸運。夏天最熱的階段到了,我們都渴望搭乘飛機跑到義大利或法國時,剛好有法國的一小塊來台。大家來跟O Rose打個招呼吧!

Oh, Taiwan. You don’t know how lucky you are.  Just as summer hits its peak and we’re all dying to fly away to Italy or France, a little piece of Paris has come to us here in Taipei. Say hello to O Rose.

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今天的口味,從後左角: 芭樂雪酪、西瓜雪酪、香草冰淇淋、莫稀多(mojito)雪酪、可可薄荷雪酪、芒果雪酪、開心果冰淇淋、百香鳳梨馬鞭草雪酪、薄荷冰淇淋、香蕉奇異果雪酪、榛果冰淇淋、西西里杏仁冰淇淋。Today’s flavours, from rear left corner: guava sorbet, watermelon sorbet, vanilla ice cream, mojito sorbet, cocoa-mint sorbet, mango sorbet, pistachio ice cream, passionfruit-pineapple-vervain sorbet, mint ice cream, banana-kiwi sorbet, hazelnut ice cream, and Sicilian almond ice cream.

我很幸運發現O Rose這個小店,它在京站百貨四樓的暫時地點才開了兩個禮拜了而已,而且京站對我來說是個難以逃離的黑洞,出口不好找,我每次去都生怕我會迷失在里面,永远都出不来,所以我幾乎都不敢走進去。但去京站找O Rose還是比去巴黎簡單! O Rose目前在京站四樓的地點進行暫時的軟開幕,九月初要搬到另外一個地點開店。

I was lucky to hear about this shop. It’s only been open two weeks in its current temporary location on the fourth floor of Q Square, which is such a confusing black hole that I rarely venture inside for fear of being lost forever. But searching for O Rose in Q Square is still easier than traveling to Paris! The shop is currently doing its temporary “soft opening” for the summer in Q Square before moving to a permanent location in September.

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O Rose的法式冰淇淋與雪酪都是使用最優質食材,以少量做的。老闆Olivier來自於法國南部,做手工冰淇淋已經有十年的經歷了。他算是一個愛吃新鮮口味的純粹主義者,他會做許多傳統歐式口味(比如香草、開心果、榛果等等)、台灣當地口味(芒果、芭樂、百香果)以及一些「後現代」口味,比如莫稀多(mojito)及芭樂鳳梨馬鞭草之類的創意口味。無論他做任何帶有其他國家風味的冰淇淋,他都會忠誠於法國傳統冰淇淋作法和規則:材料都必須新鮮,調料的味道必須盡量純粹和濃縮,冰淇淋的乳脂含量一般不會超過8%乳脂,還有雪酪不可少於55-75%新鮮現打水果泥。Olivier堅持選用新鮮、時令當地水果,他自己去傳統市場購買。哦,還有一個方面他會背離傳統,就是他會減少傳統法式冰淇淋食譜裡面的糖分,因為台灣消費者吃不習慣歐美式那麼甜的冰淇淋。我和台灣人一樣,不喜歡吃太甜的,所以這個消息讓我很開心,我終於吃到合我胃口的正宗法式冰淇淋了!

O Rose’s French-style ice creams and sorbets are made in small batches with the best ingredients available. Owner Olivier is a native of Southern France with 10 years of experience in the ice cream business. He’s a purist with an adventurous palate – he offers a combination of old-world European classics (like vanilla, pistachio and hazelnut), local Taiwanese flavours (mango, guava, passionfruit), and postmodern creations like mojito and guava-pineapple-vervain. But whatever country the flavour comes from, he is faithful to traditional French methods: everything must be fresh, flavours must be as pure and concentrated as possible, ice creams are usually lower in milk fat, and sorbets must be no less than 55-75% fruit. Olivier uses only fresh, seasonal local fruits, which he personally shops for at the traditional market. Oh, but there is one aspect where Olivier deviates from tradition – he has reduced the sugar in his recipes. Taiwanese consumers don’t like super-sweet ice cream. Neither do I, so I was so happy about this – finally, I can have authentic French ice cream that’s not too sweet for me!

O Rose French Ice Cream Taipei 台北市法式冰淇淋

目前O Rose賣最好的口味是芒果。Olivier常常使用比較大的,味道較溫和的金煌芒果代替最常用的,甜度偏高的愛文芒果。為了保持水果的純粹原汁原味,他會儘量減低加料,而且從來不加牛奶。按照法國傳統冰淇淋做法,你要麼做水果口味,要麼做牛奶口味,不可以混搭!這就是說,O Rose所有的水果口味冰淇淋其實不是冰淇淋而是雪酪—-不含牛奶,是全素的嘍!今天所供應的雪酪包括香蕉奇異果和芭樂口味(據說,製作芭樂雪酪非常麻煩,很費力,將來可能不再作了!)。

O Rose’s current bestseller is the mango sorbet. Olivier often uses larger, mildly nutty-tasting golden mangoes instead of the standard Irwin mangoes, which are sweeter. To preserve the pure flavour of the fruits, he keeps added ingredients to an absolute minimum, and he never uses milk. In the French style, it’s either fruit OR milk, not both! That means all of his fruit-based options are actually sorbets – dairy-free and vegan! Today’s sorbets include guava (which is so labour-intensive he may not make it again!) and banana-kiwi.

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O Rose另外一個提點,是他們的歐式計費和分裝方式,冰淇淋是按重量計算。所有口味都是一個價格小份$120NT,大份$180,冰淇淋不是用勺子一球一球舀的而是用刮刀一片一片切的,切片裝成花瓣的形狀。因為每款口味價格都一樣,你可以選擇每片「花瓣」挑不同口味,你高興吃幾種就可以裝幾種,一份可以裝一款口味也可以裝12款! 但我建議不要挑太多種口味,不見得適合搭配。我是吃了幾款口味以後挑選了前三款最喜歡的作成我的「三色冰淇淋玫瑰花」。

Another special feature of O Rose is the European-style pricing and presentation. The ice cream is sold by weight, and all flavours are the same price – $120 NT for a small cone and $180 for a large. They use a spatula to slice the ice cream into thin “petals” instead of scooping it into a large ball. This means that each slice can be a different flavour, and you can choose as many flavours as you like. Your cone can contain one flavour or 12! But don’t get too crazy – not all flavours taste good together. After I sampled a few flavours, I picked my top three to make my tri-colour “ice cream rose”.

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第一選擇:榛果。Olivier堅持不要用加工過的、充滿人工調味料的原料,他的榛果冰淇淋是全手工的,使用的是他自己親手去義大利買回台灣的,自己現烘現磨的頂級榛果。O Rose榛果冰淇淋的味道跟大多店所用的工廠製造的榛果料完全不一樣,大概是全台唯一製作全手工榛果冰淇淋的店。如果你愛吃Fererro Rocher,愛喝7-11或辛巴克的榛果拿鐵咖啡,要做好心理準備被養壞了!

My first choice: hazelnut. Olivier refuses to use processed, artificially flavoured premade mix – his hazelnut ice cream is made entirely from scratch, with hand-roasted, hand-ground premium hazelnuts which he personally brings to Taiwan from his supplier in Italy. The flavour is entirely different from the factory-made stuff that nearly all ice cream shops use. O Rose’s hazelnut ice cream is probably one of the only fresh hazelnut ice creams in Taiwan. If you love Fererro Rocher and 7-11 hazelnut lattes, prepare to be ruined forever.

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我第二個選擇:可可薄荷雪酪。這絕不是巧克力冰淇淋喔!這個香味濃郁的,可可和糖分加薄荷組成的雪酪純粹到連牛奶也加不進去!此味道深沉的、苦苦甜甜的、巧克力狂最愛的雪酪像濃縮咖啡一樣濃烈,還有薄荷帶來的涼涼的感,很新鮮、涼爽。而且,它又是全素的喔!

My second choice: cocoa mint sorbet. This is NOT chocolate ice cream! This potent mixture of high-grade cocoa, sugar and mint is so pure there isn’t even any room for milk. A chocoholic’s dream, this super-concentrated, bittersweet sorbet is like the triple espresso of chocolate. The cooling tingle of peppermint lightens it up a bit. And yes, it’s vegan!

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我第三個選擇:香草。沒錯,這就是香草口味冰淇淋第一次出現在「台灣雙淇淋」上!說實話,香草是我最愛吃的冰淇淋口味之一,但口味較冒險的我,因為很容易被新穎口味吸引,所以很少點這款經典的傳統口味。O Rose的香草冰淇淋很正宗的,是用新鮮香草豆子作的,味道又純粹又微妙,跟我吃過的普通香草冰淇淋完全不一樣,我試了一口就知道我要點一份多認識它一下!此優雅的香草冰淇淋,甚至我們愛吃新鮮口味者也會被它引誘!

My third choice: vanilla. That’s right – the first-ever vanilla ice cream on Two Scoops! To be honest, vanilla is one of my favourite flavours, but I rarely order it because I’m always so distracted by more exciting flavours – I guess I’m just not very “vanilla”. O Rose’s vanilla bean ice cream is the real deal, made with fresh vanilla beans. The flavour is super pure and subtle. It’s unlike any vanilla ice cream I’ve had before, and as soon as I sampled it I knew I had to get to know it a little better. This is one sexy vanilla – even us adventurous types will be seduced.

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給我嗎?不用吧!

For me? You shouldn’t have.

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甚麼比一束玫瑰花好呢?...就是一顆完美的玫瑰花。一顆冰淇淋作的玫瑰花。

…what could be better than a bouquet of roses? One single perfect rose. Made entirely out of ice cream.

11 thoughts on “O Rose Gourmet French Ice Cream (Da’an, Taipei) | O Rose 法式天然高品質冰淇淋(台北大安)

    1. Hi Cher, thank you so much for your feedback! I’m excited to find another bilingual food blogger. You post some really fun stuff on your blog – I look forward to reading more. Hope you enjoy some good ice cream soon!

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      1. Thanks for the feedback! Yes, I was also really excited to see a bilingual food blogger, the more the merrier! I can’t wait to go icecream hunting next weekend! Will let you know how it goes 😉

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  1. Hi Deb! That’s so cool that you went looking for a place from my blog – I’m so glad you enjoyed O Rose! That cocoa sorbet is pretty special, isn’t it?

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  2. hi! what a great review. i think Q Square is such a maze too! I’m was looking for info about O Rose and will be giving it a try too! Will have to try some of your favorite flavors. 🙂 Now gonna browse the rest of your blog. 🙂

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    1. Oh wow, it’s hungrygirl! That’s so cool you read my blog, and thank you so much for your kind comments! I’ve referred to your blog many times when I wanted to decide whether to try a particular restaurant or wanted to find something good to eat in an unfamiliar neighbourhood. Definitely give O Rose a try – even with the “ice cream fatigue” I sometimes get from writing my weekly ice cream reviews, I still find myself craving O Rose. They had a killer batch of lavender honey ice cream and cocoa-yuzu sorbet earlier this week – I highly recommend them!

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