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Shaved Ice…finally…

1 Oct

It’s been a while since i wanted to go to Shilin night market. Not for shopping, but for food of course. It’s supposed to be the best night market on this subject. I’ve heard about Oyster omelettes, Stinky Tofu and Shaved Ice. Unfortunately for me, i couldn’t taste the 2 first ones, but i bothered so much the people wandering with me about the Shaved Ice, that we went there. And i did right, because everyone liked it in the end.

So, what’s special about this ice cream? It’s made of milk, and it is exactly like coconut. They grate it so it really look like snow. They add fruits with it or chocolate, peanut, red beans… depending on what you want. However, you can also have simple shaved ice with different taste than milk and no fruits. It’s quite big so you can share: we had 2 ice creams for 5 and it was ok.

The restaurant we went is one of the most famous of the market, you have to wait to get your seat, and once you’ve finished eating, they quickly quick you out to let other sit down. It’s near the teather. Unfortunately, i can’t read the name in Chinese.

I couldn’t find any dessert that i really liked here, well, i’ve finally found it. But that’s for summer, i need to find one for winter, now…

Shilin Market

On the right side of the teather near the MRT exit

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Cold Stone Creamery & Capatina Ice creams

18 Sep

It was really hot, i was hungry and i wanted to try some ice cream. Hum, my bad. I tried 2 ice creams from 2 different shops since i was disappointed by the first one. Unfortunately for me, the second was even worse.

The first one i tried, from Cold Stone Creamery, was supposed to be banana, vanilla ice-cream and whipping cream. Banana: 1/6 of a banana. whipping cream: 1/4 of a tea spoon, vanilla ice-cream: 1/2 of a scoop. You will not die because you eat too much with that. And it was pretty expensive compare to what it was. The taste was ok, i mean, like fast food ice-cream: not great ice-cream but with the mix it’s not what matters, but  not a really good quality/price ratio.

The second one, from Capatina is suposed to make italian ice-creams, so i was hoping for some quality. The lemon sorbet didn’t taste anything. Only water and if you really concentrate yourself you can taste the lemon. But you really have to concentrate really hard. That’s a shame because lemon sorbet is easy to make and doesn’t cost a lot. It was the same for the passion fruit sorbet. They have the colors, but that’s all. Not even worth another try.

I noticed something while i was eating my ice-creams. People don’t eat the waffles of their ice-cream. They all leave it. I know that they don’t really enjoy crispy/crunchy things (you can’t find crispy bread, only loaf and bun, meat is often in soup and with a lot of fat so you don’t have really anything hard to eat, and they mainly only have creamy chiffon cakes as cakes!). So when i was eating my crispy waffle, everyone was looking at me.

Cold Stone Creamery                                          Capatina
                                        B1 Sogo Shopping Mall
                                      MRT: Zhongxiao Fuxing

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