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FUN MAGAZINE, March, 2006.
Taiwanese spots as viewed by a foreigner, Part
65, WuChang street, Sec. 1
Hours: 12 pm-10 pm
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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.