Jason’s Fruits Store (Songshan, Taipei) | 陳記百果園(台北松山)

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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 KingMidori 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!

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日本人對水果的講究很有名,常常聽到日本消費者為了買一顆特及哈密瓜或一盒完美蘋果花大錢,果然「陳記百果園」像把日本遊客定為目標市場。除了頂級當地水果以外,他們還有賣各種各樣的水果乾、蜜糖水果、果醬、水果醋等等,還有自家手工水果冰淇淋。

Jason’s target market seems to be Japanese tourists, who are famously willing to drop serious cash on a grade-A honeydew or perfect box of apples. Along with premium locally-grown fruits, they also sell all kinds of dried fruits, preserves, jams, vinegars, and of course, ice cream.

菜單有各種現打果汁、水果切盤以及冰類,比如剉冰和香蕉split。有中文跟日文菜單,但沒有英文!

They also offer a menu of fresh juices and smoothies, fruit plates, and treats like shaved ice and banana split. The menu has Chinese and Japanese versions, but no English.

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說實話,水果的價位有點驚人。我看到了一盒葡萄,定價為NT$2000! 當然,葡萄是我看過最完美的!其他的產品也是很貴,大概是普通點的兩三倍!幸好冰淇淋是比較正常價位:NT$80/小、$150/中、$300/大。不吃奶製品的朋友,對不起,「陳記百果園」目前做的都是含奶的冰淇淋,沒有雪酪!

The fruit prices here are, frankly, a little shocking – I spotted a small box of grapes (exquisitely perfect grapes, to be fair) for NT$2000. The preserves and dried fruits are also quite expensive. Luckily, the ice cream is in the normal price range, at NT$80, $150 and $300 for single, double or triple scoops, respectively. Sorry, vegans – Jason’s only sells ice cream, not sorbet. All of their ice creams contain dairy.

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今天的口味:葡萄、梅子、鳳梨(後面);香蕉(前面)

Today’s flavours: grape, plum, pineapple (rear); banana (front).

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巧克力、洛神花、芒果(後面);橘子、西瓜(前面)

Chocolate, roselle, mango (rear); orange, watermelon (front).

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芒果冰淇淋蠻特別,因為是用哈密瓜一樣大的凱特芒果做的(相片在下面)。這款冰淇淋吃起來很天然,很爽口,但習慣吃濃郁純粹芒果雪酪的我,感覺加牛奶有點淡化芒果的味道。我還是比較喜歡吃芒果雪酪,像附近名店「駱師傅法式冰淇淋」我最愛的特濃七十多趴果肉含量芒果雪酪的那樣作法。

The mango ice cream is quite special, made with cantaloupe-sized Keitt mangoes (pictured below). The taste was very natural and refreshing. However, as an ice cream, the mango flavour is diluted with milk – it’s not as rich and dense as mango sorbets like the one I fell in love with at Maison de Glace a few blocks away.

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頂級凱特芒果為NT$120/斤,每一顆應該超過一公斤!

Keitt mangoes for sale at NT$120/600g. Each mango must have weighed a kilo or more!

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葡萄冰淇淋是一款很少見的冰淇淋,「陳記百果園」的葡萄冰淇淋做得很純,看它的顏色那麼淡,裡面還看得到顆粒的果肉和果皮!

Grape ice cream is another unusual find. This one is also very pure. Notice the natural greenish color and little bits of grape skin!

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我一看到洛神花口味就知道我最有可能要選它。洛神花冰淇淋比較難得,我只有看過另外一家店有賣,就是目前暫時停業冰淇淋老店「雪王」。像雪王一樣,「陳記百果園」使用台東頂級洛神花。

I knew as soon as I saw the roselle that I’d probably end up ordering it. Roselle ice cream is an unusual find, and the only other place I’ve seen it is the temporarily-closed Snow King. Jason’s, like Snow King, uses grade-A roselle buds grown in Taitung.

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我試吃了洛神花冰淇淋馬上就愛上了它,選擇並不難!

As soon as I sampled the roselle, I was hooked! Not a difficult choice at all.

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小杯洛神花冰淇淋,NT$80。雖然杯子很小,但店員把它裝得滿滿的。

Roselle ice cream, small size, NT$80. The cup is tiny, but they heap it generously.

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「陳記百果園」的洛神花冰淇淋偏軟,吃起來很精緻,一點也不膩口。雖然它明明是奶油基底做的,但乳脂的味道不重,洛神花的酸甜鮮味才是最重的。「陳記百果園」的作法跟「雪王」不一樣,「雪王」會放一些QQ的洛神花果肉顆粒以帶來比較有趣的口感,但「陳記百果園」把所有的果肉給濾掉,做出綿密滑順的口感。兩者都超好吃,各有各自的特殊,但「陳記百果園」的洛神花味比「雪王」的濃一些,比較酸。

Jason’s roselle ice cream is soft, light, and sophisticated. Although it’s clearly dairy-based, it doesn’t have a heavy butterfat taste – the flavour is all fresh, tangy roselle. Unlike Snow King, which leaves chewy roselle bits in the ice cream for a bit of interest, Jason’s strains theirs out so it’s perfectly smooth. Both are delicious, but Jason’s is a little stronger and more tart.

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朋友點的是單球水果雪堡,NT$220 (雙球為NT$280)。如果小份冰淇淋為80元,那就代表盤子上的水果定價為140元!水果好吃是好吃(特別是甜蜜多汁的哈密瓜),但說實話我覺得單點冰淇淋比較划算。

My friend ordered the single-scoop Fruit Snow Bowl, NT$220 (NT$280 for a double scoop of ice cream). If a single scoop of ice cream is NT$80, then the fruit must be NT$140! It was all very good fruit (especially the luscious, juicy honeydew), but frankly I think the ice cream is the better deal.

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朋友選了葡萄冰淇淋配他的水果雪堡,味道清淡可口,很天然,吃得到葡萄原汁、果肉、果皮,就是很完整的葡萄滋味,跟普通加工過的「紫色葡萄味」完全不一樣!然而,我們兩者都覺得葡萄的天然味道已經不重,再加上牛奶就變成太淡,去掉牛奶做葡萄雪酪會比較香濃,更好吃(可是我可以想像葡萄雪酪的成本大概超高的!)。

My friend chose the grape ice cream for his fruit bowl. It has a very pure, delicate flavour. You can taste the whole grape, peel and all. None of that artificial “purple” taste! It’s quite light, however – we both thought the grapes were too delicate to be diluted with milk and would have been tastier as a sorbet (although I imagine the cost of grape sorbet would be extremely high!).

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講到店面,「陳記百果園」又小又安靜,多采多姿的水果主題裝潢很好玩,氣氛跟一般冰淇淋店有點不一樣,真是一個很舒適的空間坐下慢慢享用一個美味的冰淇淋。水果形的桌子真的可愛到不行,讓我希望把一張偷回家!

The shop is tiny and quiet, with a fun, colourful atmosphere that’s a little different from your typical ice cream shop. It’s a pleasant spot to sit and enjoy an ice cream. The fruit tables are too cute – I really wanted to smuggle one home!

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用餐區有免費柑橘檸檬水,很不錯!

Their free citrus water is a  nice touch.

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在找一款菜單沒有的冰淇淋口味嗎?想不想要買一個冰淇淋帶回家或送給朋友?「陳記百果園」有一整台冰箱充滿了各種各樣的外帶盒裝冰淇淋,包括多款以前賣的剩下口味。

Looking for a flavour that’s not on today’s menu? Want to bring some ice cream home or treat a friend? Jason’s has an entire freezer full of  tubs of ice cream which you can take to go, including currently unavailable flavours left over from previous batches.

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NT$80的小盒跟小杯份量差不多,NT$150的中盒和NT$300的大盒都比較大,價格比內用低一點。他們還有賣冷凍鮮洛神花(一層)跟烏魚子(二層)。水果專賣店怎麼有烏魚子呢?好像是因為台灣烏魚子在日本市場上賣的超好,所以任何日本客人多的店非賣烏魚子不可!

The small (NT$80) tubs are about the same size as a single-serving cup. The medium (NT$150) and large (NT$300) tubs are fairly large, offering a better deal than eat-in ice cream. They also sell frozen roselle buds (top) and preserved mullet roe (second from top). Mullet roe? Ok, it’s a little outside of the fruit theme, but I gather it’s such a hot seller in Japan that it’s pretty much a requirement in any store catering to Japanese customers.

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總之,「陳記百果園」是一家很特殊的小店,而且是很棒的品嘗台式冰淇淋的選擇,國內外朋友都可以欣賞他們台灣獨有的,真材實料做的精美冰品。我蠻喜歡這家店,當我的親戚朋友來台時肯定會帶他們去吃吃看!

Overall, Jason’s Fruits Store is a very special little place, and a great choice for local ice cream. Locals and visitors can all enjoy their uniquely Taiwanese ice cream treats made with top-quality local ingredients. I really liked it and I’ll definitely be taking my friends and family here when they come to visit!

Jason’s Fruits Store | 陳記百果園

地址: 台北市松山區敦化南路一段100巷7弄2號
電話: (02)227722010
捷運: 忠孝敦化站8號出口(走路五分鐘);忠孝復興站4號出口(走路五分鐘)
時間:週一至週五 7:00~19:00;週六 7:00~17:00(週日休息)
價位: NT$80起
官網: www.jfstore.com
臉書: www.facebook.com/Jfstore

Address: No. 2, Lane 7, Alley 100, Dunhua South Road Section 1,  Songshan District, Taipei City
Phone: (02)227722010
MRT: Zhongxiao Dunhua Station exit 8 (five-minute walk); Zhongxiao Fuxing Station exit 4 (five-minute walk)
Hours: Monday to Friday 7:00~19:00; Saturday 7:00~17:00 (closed Sundays)
Price: NT$80 and up
Website: www.jfstore.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Jfstore

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