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

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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

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

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

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