船來芋冰雪淇淋(台北大同)| Boat Come Taro Ice (Datong, Taipei)

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我最近去迪化街買東西時,偶然Google到了一家叫做「船來芋冰雪淇淋」的冰淇淋店。這間店我從來沒有聽說過,根據官網簡介總店位於宜蘭,台北門市只是分店而已,知名度很低,好像還沒有得到它應得的名聲。這就是那種”好到讓人不敢相信”的店,會讓你想知道為甚麼沒有一大堆客人大排長龍。我上網看看他們的營業理念以後,覺得很值得支持:

I found the oddly-named Boat Come Taro Ice on a random Google Maps scan of the neighbourhood when I was shopping on Dihua Street the other day. I’d never heard of the place before – the main branch is in Yilan, apparently. The Taipei branch keeps a low profile and doesn’t seem to have developed the cult following it deserves. This is one of those legit “too good to be true” places where you wonder why people aren’t lined up down the block. They have a pretty solid company message:

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“Established in Yilan’s Luodong Township in 2013, Boat Come Taro Ice aims to give consumers a healthy, natural alternative to the chemically preserved and artificially flavoured products that currently fill our shelves. Boat Come is dedicated to using only pure, natural ingredients and fresh, seasonal produce – we never add unhealthy chemicals like preservatives, artificial flavour, or artificial colour. We make healthy products you can feel good about eating.”

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內部裝潢很簡單,卻是很乾淨、舒適。氣氛安靜低調,很適合看看書、享用迪化街購物之旅後的休閒下午茶。

The interior is a bit sterile, but clean and pleasant. The atmosphere is quiet and subdued – good for reading or relaxing after an afternoon of shopping on Dihua Street!

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店內以傳統國畫與木雕像為裝飾,反映了本地區的歷史氣息。木頭做的桌面和檯面很吸引人。

They’ve decorated with some nice traditional paintings and carvings, reflecting the historic atmosphere of the surrounding neighbourhood. The wooden tables and counters are very attractive.

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櫃台上的菜單有冰品與飲料。船來專門做清爽低脂的傳統台式冰淇淋,類似於我最近在通化夜市吃過的那種,增稠劑少,水分多,軟軟的,口感嚐起來有點像冰沙。船來有十幾種口味,以當地食材為主,價錢大部分是NT$60/小份(200克),NT$200/大份(600克),另外有兩種口味,黑芝麻跟榴槤,比較貴一點,分別是NT$80/小,NT$260/大。

The menu above the counter advertises ice creams and beverages. Boat Come specializes in lighter, Taiwan-style ice cream, similar to the kind I tried at Tonghua Night Market. Most of the ingredients are local. Most of the ice creams are NT$60 for a small (200-gram) serving or NT$200 for a 600-gram tub. Durian and black sesame are more expensive, at NT$80 for a small serving and NT$260 for a tub, respectively.

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等等......榴槤口味嗎?世界上最臭名昭著的,全台灣冰淇淋師都不敢碰的"水果之王"?我這個世界上最最最愛吃的水果?

Wait a second…durian?! The notoriously smelly King of Fruits, which no ice cream maker in Taiwan dares to touch? My ultimate favourite food in the entire world? My flavour soul mate?

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是的。是真的。船來真的有賣自家製造的榴槤冰淇淋。還沒習慣榴槤味的朋友可能不懂這個發現的重要性,但如果你是榴槤的粉絲你一定會跟我一樣興奮!

Yes. Yes, it’s true. This place really sells durian ice cream. Those who haven’t acquired a taste for the durian may not understand the importance of such a discovery, but hardcore durian fans should be as excited as I was!

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當然,毫無疑問我會點哪款冰淇淋,但我還是試吃了所有的口味來做比較!老闆很大方,都會挖出幾口冰淇淋裝在小杯子裡給客人好好品嚐味道。

Of course, there was no question what I’d order, but as a formality I sampled all the other flavours anyway! The boss is generous with the samples, scooping out little cups with a few bites each.

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招牌芋頭冰淇淋清淡可口,吃起來很天然,不太甜,很好吃。花生口味偏甜,口感滑順綿密,說實話很引誘我了,但還不夠讓我改變選擇!

The taro was nice and light. The peanut was sweet and rich and quite tempting…but still not enough to sway me.

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牛奶口味冰淇淋也很清爽,淡淡奶香,口感軟軟像冰沙,蠻好吃。桂圓冰淇淋的味道很純,完全沒有牛奶的感覺,吃起來跟雪酪一樣,但我忘了問老闆是否是全素的。雖然味道好吃,但對我來說其口感有點太冰,比較順一點會更好吃。

The milk ice cream was light and refreshing. I liked the soft, slightly slushy texture. The longan ice cream had a very pure longan flavour – it didn’t taste milky at all, but I forgot to ask whether it’s vegan or not. I found the texture a little icy, though.

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這裡是抹茶芒果花豆口味。花豆冰淇淋對習慣西方料理的人聽起來怪怪的,因為西方料理不會把豆子當甜食,但花豆卻是很適合做冰淇淋,做出來的口感很扎實,味道溫和,所以才是我最喜歡的台式冰淇淋口味之一。以目前為止我最喜歡的花豆冰淇淋在永和區的「和美冰果屋」。船來的花豆冰淇淋吃起來就是豆子的味道,吃起來不太像冰淇淋!實在太健康了!很多人會覺得不夠甜,連我也會!我媽媽吃了抹茶、芒果口味就愛上了。

Matcha, mango and kidney bean. Kidney bean sounds weird, but it makes a nice, mild, dense ice cream. It’s normally one of my go-to flavours – especially at He Mei Ice Treat House in Yonghe – but this one was a little to “healthy-tasting” even for me. It tastes like…beans. Pretty much straight-up beans. But the matcha and mango were tasty enough to win my friend’s choice.

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所以,我很認真地嚐試了每款口味以後,毫不遲疑地點了小份流連冰淇淋。我以為NT$80只買得到一半的單球份量,跟其他的手工冰淇淋店一樣,甚至比很多店還便宜一些……然後……這個東西上桌了。這巨大冰淇淋山。三球。三球甜美又綿密的天然榴槤冰淇淋真的才NT$80。這就是榴槤迷的天堂! 這個價格真的太誇張了吧 — 80元甚至200克榴槤果肉也買不到,更何況已切好、去皮、去籽、打成果泥再做成冰淇淋的榴槤!

So, having dutifully sampled all the other flavours, I ordered my durian ice cream. At NT$80, I was expecting a single scoop – the standard price for handmade ice cream in Taipei, or even a little cheaper. But this. This is what I got. A giant bowl of sweet, creamy, icy durian heaven. Three scoops. THREE SCOOPS for NT$80. The price is truly insane – you can’t even buy 200 grams of raw durian for that price, let alone durian that’s already been cut, peeled, pureed, and turned into gourmet ice cream!

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我的天啊,太完美了。基本上就是純榴槤泥加牛奶,糖分很少,牛奶適中,足以讓流連口味更加順口。口感很軟,吃起來好像沒有增稠劑。我自從在馬來西亞去一家專賣新鮮頂級榴槤的"榴槤吧"的體驗後,再也沒有吃到讓我這麼開心的食物了!這麼巨大的一碗冰淇淋,是不是自己通通吃完?沒錯。並且,我吃完了有一時再要一碗的衝動!

Oh my lord, it was perfect. Basically pure, frozen durian puree, with enough milk to smooth and mellow the flavour a little. Not sugary or artificial at all. The texture is super-soft and creamy due to the lack of thickeners. This is the closest to heaven I’ve been since I went to a durian bar in Malaysia. Did I eat this entire huge bowl myself? You bet I did. And I thought about ordering seconds.

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喔,對了,還有別的。雖然在我心中榴槤是No.1,但如果你不敢吃榴槤,你可以點別的。那我就有更多榴槤冰淇淋可以吃了。我媽媽點的是芒果抹茶奶茶冰淇淋,這麼大晚才NT$60,就是一球NT$20,我真的沒有偏你!

Oh, right. The other bowl of ice cream. Yeah, you can order something besides durian, if you must. That’s ok. More durian for me. This is my mom’s bowl of mango, matcha and milk tea ice cream. This entire bowl was only NT$60. That’s NT$20 a scoop. I’m not kidding.

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抹茶口味蠻濃,但口感對我來說有點太icy,我比較喜歡滑順奶油口感的抹茶冰淇淋,讓它偏苦的味道更順口一點。奶茶口味則比較適合這種冰淇淋,因為紅茶的味道沒有抹茶的那麼重,所以鮮奶不太多會讓紅茶的香味道吃起來更濃,蠻好吃!芒果冰淇淋的牛奶含量很少,幾乎吃不出來牛奶的味道,有點像雪酪的感覺,可是味道比較淡,我覺得水果含量可以再多一點。

The matcha was quite strong, but a little too icy for me – I like my matcha creamy and smooth, to balance the bitterness. The pearl milk tea was quite nice, though – the lower cream quantity in this ice cream allowed the black tea flavour to come through more, making it more rich and flavourful than the milk tea ice cream I’ve had in European-style shops. The mango was almost a sorbet, but not quite, containing a tiny bit of milk – not enough to be a sherbet, but still not a dairy-free sorbet. It was tasty and refreshing, but nothing special. I thought the fruit content could have been a little higher.

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他們還有很豐富的菜單提供各種中西料理,比如披薩、義大利麵、烤飯、濃湯等等輕食於餐點。但我還是要多保留榴槤冰淇淋的空間!

They also have a full east-meets-west menu with pizza, noodles, gratin, soups, and other light snacks and full meals. But I think I’d rather save more room for durian ice cream.

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船來芋冰雪淇淋 | Boat Come Taro Ice 

Address: No. 147, Section 1, Yanping North Road, Datong District, Taipei City
Phone: 02 2558 1358
Hours: daily 10:00 ~ 21:00
Website: www.boatcome.com.tw
Facebook: www.facebook.com/boatcome

地址: 台北市大同區延平北路一段147號
電話: 02 2558 1358
時間: 每日10:00~21:00
官網: www.boatcome.com.tw
臉書: www.facebook.com/boatcome

 

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