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. Continue reading

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On The Road Gelato (Shilin, Taipei) | On The Road 義式手工冰淇淋(台北市林)

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位於台北市邊緣,離捷運站超過一公里的⌈On The Road義大利冰淇淋⌋,對怕不方便的台北天龍人來說,和登陸月球差不多遠。我自己不得不承認,我第一次聽到朋友推薦這家店以後,還是因為距離的關係所以一直延後走訪On The Road的計畫,而總是會選擇靠近捷運站的店。也太懶惰了吧!幸好芝山捷運站具備著幾十台YouBike,而且前往On The Road的路基本上是一條直線而已,它的路線這麼簡單,再拖延可說不過去了!

Located on the edge of Taipei City over a kilometre from the nearest MRT station, On The Road Gelato may as well be on another planet to the convenience-obsessed citizens of Taipei. I admit I put off my plans to come here for months after I first heard of it, opting instead to visit places that were just steps from the metro. Luckily, Zhishan MRT Station is equipped with a fleet of Youbikes and the route from the station to the shop is basically a straight line up Zhongcheng Road, leaving me with few excuses!  Continue reading

Fruit Republic (Xinzhuang, New Taipei City) | 水果共和國 (新北市新莊區)

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既然我已經走訪了台北市多半獨立營業手工冰淇淋店,我不得不把我的冰淇淋雷達延伸到較遠的地方,發現更多尚未寫過的店! 幸好,新北市的冰淇淋店好像不少,而且日益增加。位於新莊區去年七月開幕的水果共和國,就是新北市最新開的店之一。

Now that I’ve visited most of the independent ice cream shops in Taipei City, I have to start expanding more into New Taipei City to find new shops to write about! Luckily, there seem to be a lot of them, with more popping up every day. Open since July 2015, Xinzhuang district’s Fruit Republic is one of the newest additions. Continue reading

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: Continue reading

Indigenous Ice Cream @ Taya Po Po Atayal Restaurant, Wulai |烏來老店泰雅婆婆的原住民冰淇淋 (烏來)

對我來說,台灣最棒的地方之一就是位於新北市的烏來。在這個人口才6000的小鎮,你可以脫離擁擠喧囂的都市環境、呼吸一下清新的空氣、欣賞蒼翠的山景、走走森林步道……

Wulai Township is one of my favourite places in Taiwan. This tiny village of 6,000 is a very special place where you can get away from the city, breathe clean air, enjoy a lush mountain landscape, hike in the woods… Continue reading

Yellow Lemon Dessert Bar (Xinyi, Taipei) | 黃檸檬甜點吧(台北信義)

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我不知道怎麼了,我今年春天準備冰淇淋店名單的時候完全錯過了「黃檸檬 」,只有在幾個禮拜前朋友提出一起去品嘗他們得過獎的義式霜淇淋以後才知道它的存在。我們本來要去位於大直捷運站附近的總店,但後來發現了信義區的新光三越就有分店,不用跑那麼遠,所以就去了信義分店了。

Somehow I missed Yellow Lemon when I was compiling my ice cream hit list earlier this year – I only heard of it when a friend suggested we go there to check out their award-winning soft-serve gelato a few weeks ago. We originally planned to go to the main location in Dazhi, but it turns out they have a branch at the Shinkong Mitsukoshi in Xinyi, so we went to that one instead. Continue reading

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.      Continue reading