Häagen-Dazs–Dunnan Flagship Shop
Words and photography by Josie Wu
Translated by Holmes Chang
173, DunHua S. Rd, Sec. 1, DaAn Dist, Taipei
Hours: 11 am-11 pm
10% service charge.
Credit cards accepted.
Chinese and English menus available.
Established in 1921, 'Häagen-Dazs' high-end ice cream is now deeply rooted. 50 countries around the world host more than 860 stores. Currently in Taiwan it has spread from the flagship outlet--itself a landmark symbol of fashionable desserts--at Dunnan in eastern Taipei and the pioneer shops at Tianmu, Miramar, Taichung Harbor, Zuoying to swell to a current total of 37 shops around the island. For over 20 year people have been sharing sweet moments with this brand, from sharing with sisters to dates, to family outings or even as a reward to oneself for a job well done.
'Häagen-Dazs' Dunnan Flagship Shop has classic as well as their latest ice creams, various creative ice items, ice cream beverages, ice cream cake, desserts, and other items. Since re-opening after a major renovation, other touches have been upgraded as well, including a gift box designed with classic red gilt-edged ribbon and a "secret garden" inside, which should delight the unsuspecting when opened.
A. The "secret garden" and new gift box were conceived along with the renovation of the Dunnan Flagship Shop.
B. This year's Mother's Day, 'Häagen-Dazs' once again invited French national dessert master Jean - Francois ARNAUD to present a variety of ice cream cakes, particularly the innovative "Precious Pearls with Love" (NT$1,980), which is made with French-imported blueberry jam to place a blueberry layer cake into a love shape.