The Rainbow Ice
79, MeiCun Rd, Sec 1, West Dist
Hours: 10:30 am-10 pm
No service charge.
An ice shop opening in the winter may sound unusual, but that's exactly what Alicia did. According to her, the timing just worked out this way and the season wasn't going to get in the way of her realizing her long-cherished dream. A huge fan of traditional Taiwanese ice dishes, she became increasingly disenchanted with the processed and ingredients normally used. Starting from scratch and carefully choosing ingredients allows this shop to ensure the taste, quality and healthiness of the dishes. --By Courtney Donovan Smith, translated by Angela Cheng
A. The small shop is very neat, but exudes a happy, childlike atmosphere.
B. Ice dishes (NT$70-90) are served with seasonal fresh fruit like this Mango Milk Ice (NT$90), which features generous fruit and handmade jam made with brown sugar.
C. The handmade Tofu Custards (NT$40-45) are deliciously sweet. Try it hot in winter, cold in summer. The Lugu High Mountain Green Tea (NT$35) is sourced from a friend's plantation in Nantou. The green tea is unsweetened, which highlights its quality.