Juan Bing Wu Handmade Soft-Serve (Lehua Night Market, Yonghe, Taipei) | 捲冰屋手工霜淇淋 (樂華夜市,台北永和)

2015-07-27 08.45.17

我們所努力尋找的東西通常就在眼皮底下。我為了吃到台灣最美味的手工冰淇淋有穿過過整個城市去松山區,還跑新北市更偏僻的地區(比如石碇),甚至去探索其他城市(墾丁台南),但我所發現過的手工冰淇淋店當中最可愛的、最友善的、又最美味的之一,本來就隱身在我家對面的夜市裡: 捲冰屋手工霜淇淋! (永和區還有另外一家祕密的冰淇淋店: 充滿復古風格的古早味台式叭噗老店和美冰果室!)

It’s true – the thing you search hardest for is often right under your nose. My quest for Taiwan’s best handmade ice cream has taken me to crosstown neighbourhoods like Songshan, remote parts of New Taipei City like Shiding, and even other cities (such as Kenting and Tainan). But one of the cutest, friendliest and tastiest handmade ice cream shops I’ve found so far has been hiding in the night market across the street from my house all along: Juan Bing Wu soft-serve ice cream. (Yonghe has another secret ice cream spot, too: the super funky, old-school Taiwanese-style He Mei Ice Treat House!)

Lehua Night Market Juan Bing Wu Soft-serve Ice Cream 台北樂華夜市捲冰屋霜淇淋

我經過了捲冰屋和它閃著發光冰淇淋型的燈無數次才終於去吃吃看。我一直架設夜市只買得到那種高聳的巨巨無霸,像淡水河邊觀光區賣得超好的那種(份量那麼大但價位卻那麼便宜,可以堆得那麼高但不會融化,我都不敢吃,這樣的冰淇淋到底是甚麼做出來的呢?). 結果是,捲冰屋本來跟一般夜市冰淇淋販賣不一樣嘍! 本超可愛的小攤子專門是販售現做現賣的、優質當地食材做的手工優格霜淇淋和鮮奶霜淇淋。另外,它也是台灣少數獨立手工優格霜淇淋店之一,台灣多半優格霜淇淋店都是販國際連鎖店,賣的是工廠做的、無特色的優格霜淇淋,所以超愛吃優格的我,很興奮找到這家新鮮優格霜淇淋店!

I walked past Juan Bing Wu and its giant glowing ice cream cone dozens of times before finally giving it a try. I always assumed that the only ice cream you could get at night markets were those towering foot-long ice cream spears that are so popular in Danshui (that stuff scares me – the portion is so huge and the price is so cheap, what the hell is it made out of, anyway?). But it turns out Juan Bing Wu is not a typical night-market ice cream vendor! This adorable little stall specializes in handmade frozen yogurt and soft-serve made with quality local ingredients. It’s also one of the only independent places I’ve found with hand-made frozen yogurt – nearly all the fro-yo shops in Taiwan are international chains offering identical, factory-produced yogurts. I was really excited to discover this special, fresh fro-yo!

Lehua Night Market Juan Bing Wu Soft-serve Ice Cream 台北樂華夜市捲冰屋霜淇淋

捲冰屋每天只供應兩款口味,可以單點還可以點綜合的。他們的霜淇淋和優格是以新鮮時令食材每天現做的,從春天到秋天以水果口味為主,少有水果的冬季中茶葉和堅果類做得較多。今天提供的口味為紅茶拿鐵霜淇淋百香香橙優格霜淇淋。他們用的茶葉和水果都是台灣產的喔!

Juan Bing Wu offers only two flavours per day, which you can order individually or mixed. Their ice creams and yogurts are made fresh daily with seasonal ingredients. Fresh fruit flavours dominate from spring through fall. During the winter months, when the fruit selection is limited, they make more tea- and nut-flavoured ice creams. Today’s flavours were black tea latte soft-serve ice cream and passionfruit-yuzu frozen yogurt. Their teas and fruits are all grown in Taiwan!

Lehua Night Market Juan Bing Wu Soft-serve Ice Cream 台北樂華夜市捲冰屋霜淇淋 捲冰屋還有賣蓋一層厚厚酥皮的菠蘿麵包。你決定不了你要點綿綿密密的冰淇淋還是外酥內軟的波羅麵包嗎? 沒問題,你點招牌波羅麵包夾霜淇淋就對了!

Juan Bing Wu also sells these extra-crusty pineapple buns. Can’t decide between pineapple buns and ice cream?  No problem, just order the house specialty – the pineapple bun ice cream sandwich!

Lehua Night Market Juan Bing Wu Soft-serve Ice Cream 台北樂華夜市捲冰屋霜淇淋

老闆娘很大方了請客人試吃小杯冰淇淋。我兩款口味都試吃了才決定要點甚麼。我先試吃了紅茶拿鐵霜淇淋,吃起來像CoCo都可或50嵐的紅茶拿鐵一樣,很普通的奶茶香味。淡淡奶香相當清爽,甜而不膩口,口感偏軟,好像乳脂含量比一般便利店的霜淇淋低一些,不油膩,不會讓你感覺嘴巴沾滿奶油,可是在夏天傍晚悶悶的天氣中它融化的速度很快。就這樣,我試吃了紅茶拿鐵霜淇淋以後再試吃了百香香橙優格霜淇淋,立刻就下決定了!

The owners are generous with the samples, offering little cups of fresh-poured ice cream to passersby. I sampled both flavours first before deciding. The black tea latte soft-serve tasted exactly like a classic milk tea from Coco or 50 Tea – no surprises here. It was refreshingly light and milky; sweet but not cloying. The texture was a little on the soft side and it seemed to be less fatty than commercial soft-serve and didn’t leave me with that oily, butter-smeared feeling I get from the stuff at 7-11 or Family Mart. But it also melted very quickly in the evening heat. When I tried the delicious frozen yogurt, though, my decision was easy!

Lehua Night Market Juan Bing Wu Soft-serve Ice Cream 台北樂華夜市捲冰屋霜淇淋

百香香橙優格霜淇淋,$65 NT/杯。我有點受波羅麵包夾優格霜淇淋的誘惑,但感覺應該很大,怕一個人吃不下,所以我只點了杯裝的。杯裝霜淇淋的分量也很不小,而且價位比一般手工霜淇淋店少了一倍!

Passionfruit-yuzu frozen yogurt, $65 NT/cup. I was tempted by the idea of a pineapple bun fro-yo sandwich, but that sounded like way too much for one person, so I just ordered the cup. Even this was a huge portion, though – and about half the price of other specialty soft-serve shops!

Lehua Night Market Juan Bing Wu Soft-serve Ice Cream 台北樂華夜市捲冰屋霜淇淋

捲冰屋的優格霜淇淋香醇濃厚,比軟軟的鮮奶霜淇淋濃很多,讓我想起希臘優格的口感。上面相片中可以看到優格的格外滑細。味道酸酸甜甜的,可以吃得出來清清的百香果和香橙的天然香味,不會很重,優格的原味和水果味的比例很平衡的。我很喜歡優格的天然原味,所以我很欣賞水果味的比較清淡,沒有掩蓋原汁原味的優格香。但是,捲冰屋用來做配料的餅乾有不配,我覺得新鮮果肉會比較搭配,更美味。

Juan Bing Wu’s frozen yogurt is super thick and rich, much denser and more substantial than the flimsy ice cream. It reminded me of Greek yogurt. Look at how smoothly it scoops in the picture above – the texture is incredibly silky! The tangy passionfruit and citrus flavours were identifiable, but not especially strong – the natural yogurt flavour and fruit flavour were pretty much equal strength. I thought that was nice, actually – I love the taste of plain frozen yogurt, and I liked that it wasn’t completely covered up by the fruit. I would have preferred a fresh fruit garnish over the dry biscuits, though.

Lehua Night Market Juan Bing Wu Soft-serve Ice Cream 台北樂華夜市捲冰屋霜淇淋

我在台灣向來沒吃過內部沒有空洞的霜淇淋,捲冰屋的霜淇淋不列外,但這個空洞比一般點小一點。儘管內部有個空洞,但份量還是比平均份量大,這絕對是我至今在台北吃過的手工霜淇淋當中CP值最高的! 濃濃密密的優格霜淇淋很飽足感,我吃完了就覺得好飽,一點也不感覺缺少了空洞所扣掉的的那一兩口優格。

I’ve never had soft-serve in Taiwan that wasn’t hollow in the middle, and Juan Bing Wu is no exception, but you can see that the hollow space is fairly small. Even with the empty space, the portion is still well above average – definitely the most inexpensive hand-made soft-serve I’ve had in Taipei so far! The dense yogurt is quite filling – I felt totally stuffed after finishing the whole cup myself, and I didn’t miss the extra mouthful or two of hollow space in the middle.

Lehua Night Market Juan Bing Wu Soft-serve Ice Cream 台北樂華夜市捲冰屋霜淇淋

捲冰屋就是路邊的小攤子而已,沒有店面,所以沒有固定的地址,但他們每天在一樣的地方擺攤子,我把附近的路牌拍下來標出其位置。他們位於兩個衣服販賣店中間,靠近永平路38號,在夜市東端,永和路門口大概100米之內,只要看看哪裡有大發光的冰淇淋燈,不會找不到!

Juan Bing Wu is just a little street stall, so it doesn’t have a fixed address, but I took a picture of the nearest street sign. They’re in the same spot every day, sandwiched in between a few clothing vendors in front of No. 38 Yongping Road, just 100 metres or so inside the eastern entrance to the night market. Look for the glowing ice cream cone – you can’t miss it!

Juan Bing Wu | 捲冰屋

地址: 新北市永和區永平路(靠近永平路38號)
捷運: 頂溪站(出站往南走~10分鐘)
時間: 每日17:30~00:00

Address: near No. 38 Yongping Road, Yonghe District, New Taipei City
MRT: Dingxi Station (about a 10-minute walk south of the station)
Hours: Daily, 17:30~00:00 (hours are subject to change without notice)

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