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TAIWAN FUN MAGAZINE, March, 2006.

Long established Taiwanese spots as viewed by a foreigner, Part I

Snow King

65, WuChang street, Sec. 1
(02) 2331-8415
Hours: 12 pm-10 pm
MRT: XiMen

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--By Cat Thomas Translated by Jean Huang

Although this ice cream parlour has no official English name, it is sometimes referred to as "Snow King". Opened by the now-octogenarian Mr. Gou in 1947, it moved to its current site in 1981. The menu is quite simply mind-blowing -- at any one time, they serve up to 73 different flavours of ice cream (depending on seasonal limitations). Mr. Gou designed the menu himself and it includes a wide range of flavours: numerous fruits, Taiwanese tea as well as herbal varieties such as ginseng. Their nut flavours and taro flavours also come highly recommended. They even delve into the savoury : Gingili Chicken, Beef, Pig's Feet, a delightfully zingy Wasabi flavour, and Chilli Pepper, not to mention their alcoholic flavours which include Kaoliang, Taiwan Beer and grape wine. Non-dairy options are also available -- just ask the extremely friendly and helpful staff. The menu also handily comes in Japanese and English as well as Mandarin. Of course, more regular flavours such as Chocolate Chip are also available. This is a great place to take a visitor to Taipei to experience some old-style Taiwanese favourites such as the Longan or Great Bean varieties.

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