Honey Farm (Xinyi, Taipei) | 蜜堂(台北信義)

我第一次去信義區的新光三越A4美食街,我原本的目的是吃「黃檸檬」的奢華手工霜淇淋,居然發現旁邊就有一家賣手工霜淇淋的蜂蜜轉賣店「蜜堂」 — 讓這場冰淇淋之旅一舉兩得!後來開始忙得沒時間寫評論,但我過了這麼久還還在想念「蜜堂」綿密可口的霜淇淋,大概就能證明它有多好吃吧!

When I went to XinYi’s Shinkong Mitsukoshi A4 food court a while back,  it was to get a taste of some fancy soft-serve from Yellow Lemon. I ended up killing two birds with one stone when I stumbled across another shop on the same floor selling handmade soft-serve ice cream: Honey Farm. I went to try their ice cream shortly after, but didn’t get around to writing the review until now. The fact that I’m still thinking about this place months later says something about how good it was!  Continue reading

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

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. Continue reading

Beimen Pineapple Ice (Da’an, Taipei) | 北門鳳梨冰 (台北大安)

我好像很久沒寫台北市區內的冰淇淋店,為了能夠挖掘沒寫過的冰淇淋店冰淇淋越吃越遠。不過,多虧好心讀者的推薦,我最近發現了敦南商圈有一家還在等待我發現的隱藏冰淇淋寶藏⌈北門鳳梨冰⌋,這家店對我來說很有特色,令我很興奮!

It’s been a while since I wrote about a place in central Taipei – lately it seems I have to go further and further afield to find new ice cream shops to write about. However, thanks to a tip-off from a reader, I’ve found a hidden gem in the  middle of DunNan shopping district that I’m really excited about: Beimen Pineapple Ice! Continue reading

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

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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Right Ice Cream (Songshan, Taipei) | 來特手工鮮果冰淇淋(台北松山)

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隱藏在松山區靠近市民大道被遺忘角落的「來特手工鮮果冰淇淋」是一家不可能偶然遇到的店。周圍地段只有二手家具店跟車行,不是逛街的地區,所以這家小小的店非得特意找才能找到。「來特」這麼不好找會讓人懷疑他們躲著顧客!只因為有一次遇見他們的冰淇淋車的緣分我才知道萊特冰淇淋的存在,當時剛好賣完了冰淇淋正收拾中,所以沒有吃到。我就是因為要寫這個部落格才堅持尋找這麼不好找的店! 但我對結果感到十分滿意,因為找到了萊特冰淇淋以後我發現了它就是我所要寫的目標,一家充滿土生土長台灣風味的,很草根性的家族生意。來特冰淇淋不光提供好吃的手工冰淇淋,也提供一個冰淇淋故事

Right Ice Cream is one of those places you will never, ever find if you don’t go looking for it. Tucked away in a back alley just off the Civic Boulevard highway, in a forgotten corner of Songhan district that seems to be mostly junk stores and auto shops, it’s not only nearly invisible – it seems absurdly out of place. One almost wonders if they’re hiding from customers! If it weren’t for their ice cream cart, which they occasionally wheel out to more visible areas, I’d never have heard of it at all. It was only by chance that I spotted the cart near Ningxia Night Market one night, just after they’d sold their last scoop and packed up for the day, and if it weren’t for this blog, I doubt I’d have bothered to follow up and come all the way out here to find the shop. But I’m glad I did. Right Ice Cream turned out to be a real gem – a grassroots, made-in-Taiwan family business. Exactly the kind of place this blog is dedicated to. You don’t just go to Right for an ice cream – you go there for ice cream and a story. Continue reading