蜜朵麗專業冰淇淋(信義店)| Midori Professional Ice Cream (Xinyi, Taipei)

這不是我第一次寫⌈蜜朵麗專業冰淇淋⌋大概一年前寫過他們的圓山門市,但我覺得可以再次給台北提醒這個可愛的小企業的存在。⌈蜜朵麗⌋的使命是以手工冰淇淋來推廣當地農業與天然農作方式。他們的信義門市還有另外一個特性,就是它位於歷史古蹟⌈四四南村⌋

This is actually not the first time I’ve written about Midori Handmade Ice Cream – I reviewed their Yuanshan shop about a year ago. But I figured Taipei could use a little reminder of this lovely little business, which was founded on a mission to promote local, organic farming. Midori’s Xinyi shop also has the special distinction of being located inside of a local historical monument: 44 South Village.

 

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我們先要上一堂歷史課嘍!1920年前,國民黨還是中國的執政黨,共產黨形成了以後引發了國共內戰,內戰持續到1950年,只有在30年代中有一段時間暫時停戰。最終,蔣介石撤走大概200萬士兵與政府員到台灣,並將士兵安頓於眷村裡。四四南村為其中一個眷村–其實,它是台北最早興建的眷村,建立與1948年。

First, a little history lesson. China’s nationalist Kuomintang (KMT) party was the reigning government in China when the Communist Party emerged in the 1920s. Civil war erupted as the two parties fought for control, interrupted only briefly when the two parties fought the Japanese together. Finally, in 1949, KMT leader Chiang Kai-Shek evacuated about 2 million people (mostly government and military) to Taiwan, where they settled in military villages. Forty-four South Village is one of these – the first one, in fact, established in 1948.

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眷村原本是建立給士兵做為暫時居住的地方,等國民黨準備反攻大陸。然而,這個回歸計畫後來沒有成真,因此所謂的暫時居住的地方就變成了永久居住地。眷村裡的生活條件不佳,很擁擠,資源不足,大部分眷村慢慢的被拆掉。然而,有些眷村受到保護,成為文化遺產。現在,四四南村轉變成小型文創區,可以去那逛眷村文化與歷史主題小博物館,跟可愛蓋著瓦屋頂的小房子和漂亮的花盆一起自拍、在充滿當地手工藝品與小吃的小市集淘寶…還可以吃當地手工冰淇淋嘍!

The military villages were originally intended as temporary housing while the KMT prepared to return to China and resume the fight against the Communists. This return never happened, however, and temporary housing became a permanent settlement. Conditions were crowded and resources were inadequate, and most of these villages were eventually demolished. However, some have been preserved as important cultural resources. Forty-Four South Village now enjoys a new life as a miniature culture park where you can browse a museum and learn about the unique culture of the military villages, take selfies with the quaint tile-roofed bungalows and their charming flower baskets, shop for local handmade souvenirs and specialty foods at a small market, and…eat local handmade ice cream!

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還在看嗎?好,那我們現在就去吃個冰淇淋吧。

Still with me? Good. Let’s eat some ice cream.

天然  在地  友善  

守護自然的冰淇淋。

讓每一位客人不需言語就品嚐出感動的滋味,運用在地的水果與茶品,研發出滋味豐富的冰淇淋。
以生物防治提高小農的產量,以冰品研發實質支持在地小農。依據節氣與時令的變化,制作符合時令的冰品,品嘗在地食材與時令水果。

Natural. Local. Friendly.

Ice cream that defends the environment.

Using local fruits and teas, we create flavourful ice cream that can express our passion without the need for words. We apply biocontrol farming methods to increase the yield of small farms and support local small farms through the development of our ice cream. We create ice cream that reflects changes in season and climate, letting you taste local produce and seasonal fruit. 

這裡是他們臉書粉絲頁上的公司理念,我覺得很適合這個部落格!

This is their mission statement as stated on their Facebook page. I think it’s right in line with this blog!

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蜜朵麗幾款口味是固定提供的,譬如抹茶、藍莓優格等。其他的口味,尤其是當地時令水果口味,根據季節不定期更換。他們還會輪流提供不同台灣茶葉做的冰淇淋,今天的茶葉冰淇淋為日月潭紅茶

Midori has some standard flavours that are always available, like matcha and blueberry yogurt. Others, particularly local fruit flavours like lychee and mulberry, will change depending on the season. They also rotate through different types of Taiwanese tea. Today they had a Sun Moon Lake black tea (front, centre).

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另外還有鳳梨牛奶、巧克力金桔、草莓牛奶、桑葚、鮮奶以及芒果口味。根據店員說的,今天所有的冰品都為冰淇淋而不是雪酪、雪貝–他們都含有牛奶

They also had pineapple milk, chocolate kumquat, strawberry milk, local mulberry, fresh milk and mango. According to the staff, all of these are ice creams, not sorbets – they all contain dairy.

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我一月份來蜜朵麗吃冰的時候,店員很樂意幫我試吃冰淇淋,我好像試吃了每款口味才終於下定決心要選巧克力金桔冰淇淋。但我上禮拜回去時,店員說,對不起,我們不給試吃喔! 我不知道為甚麼有這個轉變,可能是因為當天生意很好,店內擠滿了顧客,我想他們不准試吃是為了讓他們能夠快點決定,也可能是之前的政策有所改變,我忘了問。

When I came here in January, the staff were very obliging with the free samples – I think I actually tried every flavour before I finally settled on my chocolate kumquat ice cream. But when I went back again last week, they had changed their tune – no samples allowed. It may have been because the tiny shop was packed with people and they wanted everyone to choose quickly and move on, but maybe it’s a permanent policy change – I didn’t think to ask.

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巧克力金桔冰淇淋,NT$80。這款冰淇淋給我的印象當初是很好的,因為金桔是台灣往往被忽視的特色美食,充滿酸酸甜甜柑橘香味,每一顆小小的金桔吃起來好像有整個陽光明媚的果園塞在裡面,我看到有人把這個特色水果用在冰淇淋上就覺得很棒,酸甜的金桔和深沉的巧克力應該很配。但吃了幾口以後,我開始懷疑他們用的巧克力不太精緻,吃起來好像從普通商店裡批發的的平價巧克力,嚐起來帶有太多人工的成分,而且有點太甜,很可惜。

Chocolate kumquat ice cream, NT$80. This ice cream was almost great…almost. Kumquats are an often-overlooked local treasure – exquisite little flavour bombs that condense the sunshine-y flavour of an entire orange orchard into a cute bite-sized morsel. I was thrilled to see someone finally apply them to ice cream, and I thought their intense zestiness would complement the chocolate wonderfully. But after the first few bites, I started to suspect that the chocolate was the cheap bulk kind. It had an artificial aftertaste that put me off. It was also a little too sweet. Pity.

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抹茶冰淇淋(NT$90)好吃多了,天然微苦,甜度適中,茶香、奶香與糖分很均勻,帶有點顆粒的口感好像是本店的特質之一,我認為他們使用的茶葉是自己磨的而不是工廠做出來的工業品,所以它的口感偏粗一點。

The matcha ice cream (NT$90) was much better – earthy and bitter, just enough sugar to balance the flavours, with a slightly grainy texture that seems to be a bit of a signature style. I think they grind their own tea leaves rather than buying factory-ground commercial matcha, so it’s a little on the coarse side.

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我上禮拜回來點了一份烏龍奶茶冰淇淋(NT$90),此款冰淇淋為蜜朵麗賣最好的冰淇淋之一。烏龍奶茶冰淇淋像抹茶冰淇淋一樣帶有顆粒的口感,雖然這樣的口感不是每個人都會喜歡,但我覺得它有自己的樸實美味,我還蠻喜歡它讓人難忘的特色。它吃起來很夠味,茶香濃郁,就是經典台灣烏龍奶茶的滋味。

Last week I came back for the oolong tea ice cream (NT$90). This is one of their bestsellers. Like the matcha, the oolong tea ice cream has a slightly grainy texture from the finely ground tea leaves they use. It’s not a texture everyone would love, but it’s got a kind of rustic charm, and I appreciate its distinctiveness – you won’t forget this ice cream. The flavour is strong and satisfying – it tastes just like a classic Taiwanese oolong milk tea.

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四四南村最有特色的地方之一就是它坐落在台北101腳下,站在代表台灣歷史的老房子中看著凌駕於歲月傳統瓦屋頂的101總有一種衝突的美感。如果你想要在獨特台灣氛圍中品嘗台灣獨特冰淇淋,來⌈蜜朵麗專業冰淇淋⌋信義門市就對了!我不會說它是全台北最好吃的手工冰淇淋,但它還是還不錯,而且地點絕佳,朋友從國外來台時我都會帶他們來這裡體驗一下台灣在地風味。

Here’s one of the coolest things about 44 South Village: it’s literally right at the foot of Taipei 101. It’s a little surreal sitting in the midst of these crumbling old bungalows, representing Taiwan’s military history, with the most famous symbol of modern Taiwan towering over its traditional tile rooftops. If you want to eat uniquely Taiwanese ice cream in a uniquely Taiwanese setting, Midori Xinyi is definitely the place to come! Is it the best handmade ice cream in Taipei? Well, no. But it’s not bad, and it’s definitely the best location in town. This is one of the places I like to bring friends when they come to visit from abroad.

蜜朵麗專業冰淇淋(信義店)|Midori Professional Ice Cream (Xinyi Location)

地址:信義區松勤街54號-C棟 (四四南村)
電話: 03-5800697
時間: 週二~週五11:00~17:00; 週六、日11:00~18:00; 週一公休
捷運: 台北101/世貿站
FB: www.facebook.com/taiwan.midori

Address: No. 54-C, Songqin Street, Xinyi District, Taipei City (44 South Village)
Phone: 03-5800697
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:00~17:00; Saturday & Sunday 11:00~18:00; Closed Monday
MRT: Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station
Facebook: www.facebook.com/taiwan.midori

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