Right Ice Cream is one of those places you will never, ever find if you don’t go looking for it. Tucked away in a back alley just off the Civic Boulevard highway, in a forgotten corner of Songhan district that seems to be mostly junk stores and auto shops, it’s not only nearly invisible – it seems absurdly out of place. One almost wonders if they’re hiding from customers! If it weren’t for their ice cream cart, which they occasionally wheel out to more visible areas, I’d never have heard of it at all. It was only by chance that I spotted the cart near Ningxia Night Market one night, just after they’d sold their last scoop and packed up for the day, and if it weren’t for this blog, I doubt I’d have bothered to follow up and come all the way out here to find the shop. But I’m glad I did. Right Ice Cream turned out to be a real gem – a grassroots, made-in-Taiwan family business. Exactly the kind of place this blog is dedicated to. You don’t just go to Right for an ice cream – you go there for ice cream and a story. Continue reading
Local cafe Red On Tree wouldn’t be at all out of place in London or Vancouver. They specialize in artisanal jam, which they sell by the jar or serve with yogurt and housemade scones. But they’re most famous for their gourmet house-made gelatos and sorbets, which they make using their jams as a base and serve European-style, expertly paddled into a flower shape. But in spite of their Euro-American packaging, Red On Tree is faithful to its Taiwanese roots, featuring a menu that’s almost exclusively made up of local ingredients. Continue reading
我開始寫這個部落格的原因，主要是因為我希望向國內外讀者推廣台灣產品和當地小型企業，所以我找到像雪王、蜜朵麗、O Rose等等強調台灣食材的店，覺得很開心! 當我發現松山區有一家台灣頂級水果專賣小店，「陳記百果園」，我特別期待去試試看。作為水果專家的「陳記百果園」，當然懂得怎樣把水果最好的一面顯示出來 — 就是把它做成冰淇淋喔!
One of the reasons I started this blog was to promote local products and small businesses to both Taiwanese and foreign audiences. I’m always pleased to find ice cream shops like Snow King, Midori and O Rose that emphasize Taiwanese products. I was especially excited to try Jason’s Fruits Store, a cute little shop in Songshan that specializes in Taiwanese fruits. Like any fruit experts, they know how to show their product in its best light — by making it into delicious, fresh ice cream!
我最近好像迷上了法式甜點–上週去了珠寶盒法式點心坊嘗試他們的美味雪貝跟冰淇淋，這週終於去了位於松山文創園區東部的「Pâtisserie Alex 法式甜點」。除了「Pâtisserie Alex」的精緻 法式糕點和餅乾以外，還有蠻有名的現做手工霜淇淋。
It seems I’m on a French patisserie kick. Last week I tried Boite de Bijou and their fabulous sorbets and ice cream, and this week I finally made the trip to Pâtisserie Alex, a specialty French pastry shop overlooking the east side of Songshan Creative Park that’s known for their fresh, handmade soft-serve.