Taiwan — Night market @Shida (3)

Mu Ding Japanese-style ice shaving store (木町日式冰店)

 

Mu Ding is a dessert store which mainly provides Japanese-style ice shaving. The owner specially brings the syrup from Japan back to Taiwan.

Green tea ice shaving — This is her popular ice shaving. The owner uses the Japanese green tea powder to make jellies, tangyuan, ice-cream. Then serve with red bean and the Japanese syrup. I think their red beans do not dip in sweet-water before, thus all the red beans are not that sweet.

Hawaiian ice shaving – This ice shaving is serving with vanilla ice cream, soda, and four different seasonally fruits. It is not a colorful ice shaving, but also suitable to have it in summer. And it’s healthier than other ice shaving since it does not serve with too much syrup.

Sweet soup with white fungus and lotus nuts – If you do not want to have the cold ice shaving during winter, Mu Ding provides some hot Chinese dessert. This hot tong sui contains white fungus (tremella fuciformis) and lotus nuts which is really healthy and nourishing.

Black glutinous rice – This is one of the desserts that the owner highly recommended. Rich flavors of coconut tong sui and combine with sweet black glutinous rice.

Japanese rice dishes (Japanese: rice dish = “donburi/don” ) – The dessert store not only provide Japanese ice shaving, but also some Japanese rice and noodle dishes for customers. Such as fried pork rice dish (pork don), eel don, udon, etc. These dishes attract a lot of Taiwanese students.

 

Address: No.50, Longcyuan St., Da-an District, Taipei City 10645, Taiwan (R.O.C.) [next to Lantern Lou Mei] Tel: 02-3365-1680; Service hours: Mon-Sun 11:30-23:30

Tai-one dessert store (臺一牛奶大王)

 

Tai-one is one of the dessert stores in Shida night market that provide tang yuan. They have different kinds of tang yuan, included both sweet and salt flavors. They also provide ice shaving, but not as famous as Mu Ding.

Red bean soup with tang yuan

Tang yuan with sweet peanut tong sui

Salt flavor’s tang yuan

Ice shaving with chocolate and pudding

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Taiwan(3) — Taipei @Ice-Monster

 Ice-monster

After you go to Din Tai Fung for dinner, you should go to the dessert restaurant, ice-monster, that near it. A lot of Taiwan travel magazines have introduced this dessert restaurant. Since 1995, strawberries’ ice shaving and mangos’ ice shaving became the most famous dessert in Yong Kang street. Ice-monster also gained the award of “The best red bean soup.” This restaurant created some special hot dessert for winter as well, such as ginger soup with sweet potato, tangyuan (stuffed dumplings made of glutinous rice flour served in soup), etc.

The characteristics of Ice-monster are to provide seasonal and fresh fruits. Therefore, they can’t cut more mangos and/or berries than the orders. Secondly, the sweet and sour proportions of every dessert has to be balanced. The employer of Ice-monster believed that the best flavor of all kinds of fruits should contain appropriated fruit acids. Too sweet or too sour would lose the original flavor of the fruit. As a result, different ice shavings which served with fresh fruits, sauce, ice-cream, and evaporated milk have attracted numerous of visitors.

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The commercial of Ice-monster:

(Subtitle): The famous mango ice shaving in Ice-monster attracts a lot of visitors; The most popular is the ice shaving served with 3 different fruits and 3 ice-cream balls; We also have a lot of others delicious desserts; Here’s I introduce to you all — Ice-monster in Taipei City.

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