Red On Tree (Da’an, Taipei) | 在欉紅本鋪(台北大安)

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台北咖啡店「在欉紅本鋪」帶有很地道的歐美風格,你去倫敦或溫哥華遇到它不會感到突出。「在欉紅」專門製作和販賣精緻手工果醬,還提供果醬為主題的下午茶和點心,如自製斯康、優格配果醬。「在欉紅本鋪」最有名的點心就是他們自家果醬基底做的,做成完美花朵造型的手工義式冰淇淋跟雪酪。但不管這家店的包裝有多歐美化,他們還是忠於台灣根源—-他們所有的果醬和點心主要的是用本土食材料做的。

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.     

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連咖啡豆也是當地產的! 這是我第一次看到專賣台灣咖啡店!

Even the coffee here is locally-grown! This is the first place I’ve seen in Taipei featuring Taiwanese coffee!

2015-10-06 15.24.30 整個menu都以本店自製的果醬為主題。點心、麵包、優格都配上小碟果醬,飲料是用果醬為香料,還有冰淇淋跟雪酪都是果醬基底的。

The house-made jams and preserves are the base for the entire menu. Pastries and yogurts are served with a side of jam, fruit drinks are flavoured with jam, and the fruit ice creams and sorbets are made with a jam base.

2015-10-06 15.23.49 今天的冰品口味為: 紅龍果雪酪、檸檬雪酪、花椒鳳梨冰淇淋、原味牛奶冰淇淋、香草鮮奶冰淇淋及草莓冰淇淋。店員沒有提供試吃。我對花椒鳳梨口味特別感興趣,因為我從來沒看過花椒用在冰淇淋上! 店員向我推薦檸檬跟紅龍果雪酪,說可以幫我做一個花椒鳳梨、紅龍果跟檸檬,共有三款口味的冰淇淋花朵。但結帳時,他向我再次確認說,「好,一個大的冰淇淋,檸檬跟香草口味,總額是180元。」等等,這不是我點的! 我再提醒他我選的口味—-花椒鳳梨、紅龍果加檸檬。發現了這個小誤會以後就順利結帳再去樓上找位子等待冰淇淋送過來,還好沒有意外地點到NT$180的錯誤。

Today’s ice cream flavours are red dragonfruit sorbet, lemon sorbet, pineapple and Sichuan pepper gelato, fresh milk gelato, vanilla gelato, and strawberry gelato. No samples were offered. I was especially intrigued by the pineapple and Sichuan pepper gelato – I’ve never seen Sichuan pepper in ice cream before! The staff recommended the lemon and red dragonfruit sorbets and offered to make me a tri-color flower with pineapple, dragonfruit and lemon. Then, while ringing up my order, he checked with me again: “so one double cone with vanilla and lemon, that’s 180 Taiwan dollars.” Wait, no! I reminded him of my order – lemon, pineapple and dragonfruit – and then went to my table to wait for my order, relieved that we’d cleared up the misunderstanding before I was served a $180 mistake.

2015-10-06 15.13.53 十分鐘過後我收到了我的冰淇淋,就是一朵疊在細細黑色甜筒上的,看起來超優雅的,做得很完美的玫瑰花。

Ten minutes later, my cone was served – a beautiful, perfect rose perched atop an elegant, narrow black waffle cone.

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….一朵看起來超優雅的,做得很完美的,檸檬香草口味玫瑰花。NT$180。

….a beautiful, perfect, lemon and vanilla rose. NT$180. 

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我有點搞不懂他們怎麼可能重複把我的訂單搞錯,可能是店員之間的誤會。說實話,我忙著使用又老又爛的iPhone 4S相機捕捉玫瑰花的美麗,完全被分心,沒注意到冰淇淋的口味,到我已經吃了幾口才發現了它有甚麼不對。我考慮叫店員幫我換冰淇淋,他們的態度都很好,大概會很樂意糾正這個小錯誤,但後來我決定不用,還是直接吃比較好,反正「玫瑰不叫玫瑰還是一樣芳香」!

I’m not sure how they managed to mix up my order twice – I guess there was a miscommunication between the staff. To be honest, I was so distracted trying to capture the gorgeous rose with my crappy iPhone 4S that I didn’t even realize they’d got my order wrong until I was a few bites in. I considered asking  the staff to change it for me, – they’d been super friendly, and I’m sure they’d have been happy to fix their mistake – but I decided to just eat it anyway. A rose by any other flavour would taste as sweet, right?

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第一個是香草鮮奶冰淇淋,吃起來很順口,不會膩也不會太甜,香草的味道很天然。沒什麼特別,就是很就是很好吃的經典香草冰淇淋。

First, the vanilla gelato. This is a really nice, light gelato – not too sweet and not too fatty, with a clean, pure vanilla taste. Nothing special, but very nice.

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接下來是檸檬雪酪,吃起來好像是純檸檬原汁做的,味道偏酸,口感滑順,沒有果肉或果皮的顆粒口感,也沒有檸檬皮的層次香味,就是一個又純粹又簡單的檸檬雪酪。它和香草冰淇淋很搭配,兩者混在一起造出了類似檸檬蛋白派的味道,蠻好吃! 但我覺得還是加一點點檸檬皮會更香,更好吃。

Next, the lemon sorbet. It seems to be made entirely from fuit juice, no zest – a very pure and simple lemon sorbet, quite tart. Mixed with the vanilla, it tasted a lot like lemon meringue pie. I missed the complexity of the zest, though.

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他們的自製手工餅乾甜筒蠻特別,有淡淡的甜味,捲成層層的酥脆蛋捲,很好吃。我忘了問老闆黑黑的顏色是怎麼做出來的,我猜可能是用竹炭做的。

The cone is really nice, too. I forgot to ask what they put in it to give it its black colour – I expect it’s probably flavourless bamboo charcoal. The waffle was pleasantly dense and crisp.

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整體來說,「在欉紅本鋪」是比較高檔的店,比較適合陪朋友一起慢慢享用一個優雅的下午茶,不是隨隨便便吃冰消暑的小攤子。環境輕鬆舒適,簡約風格很好看,還有自然光線和窗外的花園風景。雖然當日常去的冰淇淋店,「在欉紅」有點太貴,但想要買精緻在地果醬當小禮物或想要獎勵自己吃精緻在地冰淇淋的朋友,可以去試試看!

Overall, Red On Tree is definitely upscale – maybe more suitable for a long afternoon tea with friends than a casual ice cream cone on a hot day. The space is pleasant and relaxing, with minimalist decor, natural light, and a nice view of the park across the street. Even if it’s a little pricey for everyday ice cream cravings, Red On Tree is definitely worth a visit if you want to score some gift-worthy Taiwan fruit jam or treat yourself to fancy ice cream made from quality local ingredients.

Red On Tree | 在欉紅本鋪

地址: 台北市大安區金山南路二段192巷8號
電話: (02) 2391 2978
捷運: 古亭站
時間: 每日12:00~20:00
價位: NT$90起
官網: redontree.com
臉書: www.facebook.com/redontreeshop

Address: No. 8, Lane 192, Section 2, Jinshan South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City
Phone: (02) 2391 2978
MRT: Guting Station
Hours: 12:00 to 20:00 daily
Price: NT$90 and up
Website: redontree.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/redontreeshop

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