Taiwan Pure Handmade Ice Cream (Tonghua Night Market, Da’an, Taipei) | 台灣純手工冰淇淋(台北市大安區通化夜市)

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我最近開始擔心台北市內的冰淇淋店都吃過了,非得遠遠離開台北去採訪在地冰淇淋店,正好碰巧發現了通化夜市裡藏有一家專賣手工冰淇淋的小攤子!(我幾個月前發生了一樣的事情,發現了我家旁邊的樂華夜市裡就有台北最好吃的手工霜淇淋店之一!)

Just when I started to worry I was going to have to go further afield to find local ice cream makers to write about, I stumbled across one in an unexpected place: Tonghua Night Market. (The same thing happened to me a few months ago when I realized LeHua Night Market, next door to my house, had a fabulous handmade soft-serve stand!)

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這家超簡單的小攤子店名叫「台灣純手工冰淇淋」。店名這麼普通,招牌這麼低調,它跟無名小店差不多,很容易錯過!

This ultra minimalist little stand is called simply “Taiwan Pure Hand-Made Ice Cream”, but between the generic name and the almost invisible signage, it’s more or less a no-name stand. Blink and you’ll miss it.

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講到價格,「台灣純手工冰淇淋」實在是CP值高到破表的--從照片看不太出來份量有多大,但NT$35的小杯跟一般手工冰淇淋店賣NT$90-120的份量相比多快一倍,NT$40的中杯跟一碗湯差不多一樣大,還有NT$70的大杯像一碗麵一樣大,太誇張!

Prices are incredibly low – you can’t really tell from the pictures, but the NT$35 “small” cup is double the size of most small cups that sell for NT$90-120 in most premium handmade ice cream shops. The NT$40 “medium” size is as big as a bowl of soup, while the NT$70 “large” size is as big a bowl of noodles!

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這是台灣古早味冰淇淋,在空調還沒普及時的台灣發展出來的,最適合消暑,水分偏高,糖分跟脂肪偏低,吃起來清爽解渴。在台灣悶熱夏日吃一般歐美式又甜又濃厚的冰淇淋會太膩口,讓人不舒服。這種冰淇淋口感冰沙沙的而不是很滑順,習慣吃濃郁滑順義式冰淇淋的人可能會覺得奇怪,但這種冰淇淋有自己的特色和魅力。

This is the old-school Taiwanese style of ice cream – icy and light, it’s designed for Taiwan’s oppressively hot, humid summers back in the days before air conditioning. High-sugar, high-fat ice cream will just weigh you down in that kind of heat. This type of ice cream is distinctly watery and granular – ice cream snobs who are used to rich, dense, satiny-smooth gelato will not be impressed, but this type of ice cream has its place.

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「台灣純手工冰淇淋」喜歡懷抱在地滋味,除了紐西蘭進口的鮮奶以外他都會用台灣在地農產和傳統冰淇淋作法。今天的冰淇淋有(左起順時針方向):芋頭、鮮奶、大豆、鳳梨、巧克力、百香果以及花生口味。

The boss likes to keep it local with traditional Taiwanese methods and locally-grown ingredients, except for the milk, which is imported from New Zealand. Today’s flavours are (clockwise from left): taro, fresh milk, kidney bean, pineapple, chocolate, passionfruit, and peanut.

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每杯可以裝兩款口味,也可以先試吃。我買的是小杯大豆配花生兩口味,NT$35。

You can mix two flavours at no extra charge, and you can also try free samples first. I decided to go for the small cup of kidney bean and peanut ice cream, NT$35.   2015-10-29 14.08.31

...其實是小杯大豆配花生上面加小球鳳梨冰淇淋!老闆要確認我吃到了他當天的特色口味,台灣鳳梨冰淇淋,以他早上親手在傳統市場買的當地鳳梨做的,超新鮮!

….make that kidney bean and peanut with a scoop of pineapple on top! The boss wanted to make sure I tried his pineapple ice cream made with fresh Taiwan pineapples he’d bought at the market that same morning.

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鳳梨冰淇淋多冰少糖,充滿了大塊甜甜的鳳梨果肉,鳳梨滋味又濃又天然,真的很好吃,是我吃過最喜歡的鳳梨冰淇淋之一。

The pineapple ice cream is light and icy, but with generous chunks of pineapple throughout. The pineapple flavour is very prominent, but not too sweet. It’s quite good – one of the better pineapple ice creams I’ve tried.

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花生冰淇淋偏甜,烘培花生味道蠻重,大豆冰淇淋相對的吃起來很溫和,帶有淡淡的豆子香,兩者配起來超級美味,我大力推薦這個配法!

The peanut ice cream is quite strong-tasting and sweet, while the kidney bean ice cream is mild and neutral with a faint nutty taste. They taste awesome mixed together – I highly recommend this combo! 2015-10-29 09.39.33

大豆冰淇淋的豆子是用糖水煮成軟軟甜甜的蜜豆。綿蜜的冰淇淋裡面有很多整顆豆子和豆子碎塊以造出扎實的,有顆粒的口感,花生冰淇淋則是很滑順。

The relatively creamy kidney bean ice cream has a lot of chopped and whole beans in it for texture. The beans have been slow-cooked in sugar water, so they’re soft and sweet. The peanut ice cream is quite smooth.2015-10-29 14.12.00

朋友點的是小杯鳳梨冰淇淋配鮮奶冰淇淋,NT$35。這款冰淇淋跟其他的口味一樣是多水少脂肪的,牛奶只足以帶鮮奶的香味,不足造出一般牛奶冰淇淋的滑順口感,好像是其他冰淇淋的原味基底,口感接近冰沙,甜度剛剛好,吃起來清淡可口。

My friend ordered the small cup of pineapple and fresh milk ice cream, NT$35. The milk ice cream features milk as a flavouring only – it doesn’t have the creamy smooth texture you’d expect from most “milk” flavoured things. It seems to be the base for the other flavours – watery and slushy and fairly neutral.

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「台灣純手工冰淇淋」就是一個沒有固定地址的小攤子,營業時間一樣不固定,依夜市開放時間,行銷方式簡單,連臉書粉絲頁都沒有!但是老闆跟我說他每天在一樣的地方擺攤子,大概七點開始,十一點多收拾,不定期休假,一個月只休兩、三天。

As a night market stand, Taiwan Pure Handmade Ice Cream has no fixed address or operating hours, and contact information is minimal – the boss doesn’t even have a Facebook page! He assured me he’s there in the same spot around the same time every night, from about 7:00 pm until 11:30. There’s no regular closing day – he only takes two to three days off each month.

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Out of all the handmade ice cream shops I’ve been to so far, this is the cheapest and most grass-roots. Unlike the majority of Taipei’s handmade ice cream shops, Taiwan Pure Handmade Ice Cream isn’t selling foreign luxuries – it’s selling old-fashioned local flavour. If you want to taste Taiwan, come down to Tonghua Night Market for a heaping cup of fresh-cut local fruit ice cream!

所以,「台灣純手工冰淇淋」是我至今所吃過的手工冰淇淋當中最平價而草根性的,跟台北多數手工冰淇淋店有點不一樣,因為這不是甚麼異國風味的豪華冰淇淋,而是台灣特有的古早味。想要品嘗懷台灣好滋味的人,快到通化夜市來一大杯老闆用心現做的鮮果冰淇淋!

Taiwan Pure Handmade Ice Cream | 台灣純手工冰淇淋

Address: Tonghua Night Market (outside of No. 64 Linjiang Street)
MRT: Xinyi Anhe Station
Phone: 0934-087-879
Time: daily 19:00~11:30

地址:通化夜市(臨江街64號門口)
捷運:信義安和站
電話:0934-087-879
時間:每日19:00~11:30

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