鹹花生咖啡館(台北大同) | Salt Peanuts Cafe (Datong, Taipei)

迪化街是我在台北最喜歡去逛逛街、吃吃美食、度過休閒下午的地區,不僅富有歷史古蹟與傳統乾貨店,還有很多漂亮的文創店與咖啡館,其中一個很吸引我的店是⌈鹹花生咖啡館⌋。我原本來享受一下後面的庭院花園,吃個飯喝杯咖啡,沒想到還可以享用自家手工冰淇淋!除了早午餐、手工糕餅點心以及咖啡以外,鹹花生還有賣使用台灣茶葉做的自家手工冰淇淋,好棒,可以順便搜集部落格資料了!

Dihua Street is one of my favourite parts of Taipei to spend a leisurely afternoon of snacking and window shopping. The streets are lined with old-style buildings and traditional dry-goods stores, and the upper part of the neighbourhood is dotted with charming cafes like Salt Peanuts. I came here just to enjoy a nice meal and a coffee in their gorgeous courtyard, but was suprised to find that I could also try their handmade ice cream, too! In addition to brunch, pastries, and coffee, Salt Peanuts also sells their own ice cream featuring local tea.

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他們一般只有抹茶與鐵觀音兩款口味,但今天鐵觀音已經賣完了,只剩下抹茶口味。好吧,來一球抹茶冰淇淋!

They usually only have two options – matcha and tieguanyin oolong. Today, however, the tieguanyin was already sold out. Matcha it is!

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冰淇淋價位正常,NT$80/球,但它上桌時我發現了份量比一般冰淇淋專賣店少一些。不過,鹹花生算是高等級餐廳,所以冰淇淋價位偏高是意料之中的。冰淇淋裝在小酒杯裡面看起來很優雅,上面還有薄片楊桃乾,蠻吸引人!

The ice cream is a standard price at $80 for a scoop. When it arrived at the table, I saw that the portion was significantly smaller than a standard ice cream shop, but the higher price point is proportionate to the rest of the menu, so this wasn’t unexpected. The presentation is lovely, scooped into a small liqueur glass and topped with a paper-thin slice of dried starfruit.

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我不知道為什麼,天氣不冷,但冰淇淋迅速融化,上桌時已經很軟了。說到味道,我發現了冰淇淋竟然蠻甜的,比我在台灣吃過的抹茶冰淇淋還要甜,乳脂也偏高,比較接近歐美式冰淇淋而不是一般台式的風味,吃了兩口覺得還好份量這麼小,大份的話我應該吃不下。

For some reason, even though it wasn’t a warm day, the ice cream was melting quickly – it had already begun to melt by the time it reached our table. As for the taste, I was surprised to find it quite a lot sweeter and less delicate than the standard matcha ice cream  I’ve had in Taiwan. It tasted more like a western-style matcha ice cream, higher in sugar and fat. After a few bites, I was glad it wasn’t a larger portion – it would have been too much to finish.

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口感有點不穩–外面很快就融化了,但裡面冰冰的還帶點冰沙的顆粒感覺。店員說這是冰箱內最後剩下的冰淇淋,大有可能已經放了幾天,因此裡面的成分開始分離,失去滑順口感。

The texture was uneven – melty on the outside, slightly icy on the inside. They said it was their very last scoop of ice cream, so it had probably been sitting in the freezer long enough to separate and lose its creamy smoothness.

總之,鹹花生是一個超級舒服的店,餐點好吃,用餐環境絕佳,可惜冰淇淋普普,還是點比較招牌的餐點比較好,譬如起司蛋糕和手沖咖啡。

Overall, while I really liked the atmosphere and food at Salt Peanuts, I don’t think I’d order their ice cream again. Stick with their tried-and-true specialties, like cheesecake and coffee.

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鹹花生咖啡館 | Salt Peanuts Cafe

地址: 台北市大同區迪化街197號
電話02 2557 8679
捷運: 大橋頭站(步行~10分鐘)
時間: 每日10:00~18:00
臉書www.facebook.com/saltpeanutscafe

Address: No. 197 Dihua Street, Datong District, Taipei City
Phone02 2557 8679
MRT: Daqiaotou Station (about a 10-minute walk)
Hours: 10:00~18:00 daily
Facebookwww.facebook.com/saltpeanutscafe

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