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8% Ice 冰淇淋專門店 – Ice Cream

In general, I think Asians in Asia don’t really have a sweet tooth so in Taipei, you can expect desserts to be lighter, less sweet, and not as creamy. I do like that the desserts are not as sugary  — I don’t feel like I’m going to get diabetes after eating a slice of cake. However, the ice cream here is not up-to-par with the States because it’s more icy than creamy. Fortunately, I found a place that is a great compromise between the less sweet and the creamy!

8% Ice (Facebook) (2 locations) offers gelato, sorbet and soft serve. The gelato flavors range from tea and coffee to fruits and chocolate. Sorbet flavors focus on different types of fruits while the soft serve comes in more unique flavors like sesame, red bean and soymilk.

The consistency is dense and creamy, but not overly sweet. The flavors that I tried below are full-bodied and they taste excellent!

One location is on Yongkang Street (Map) — this store is very close to a Din Tai Fung restaurant (see my previous post about it) so you can have yourself some Xiao Long Baos then head here to finish off a great dinner.

 This place is popping!

This place is popping!

Brown Sugar with Sea Salt mixed with Matcha Tea

Brown Sugar with Sea Salt mixed with Matcha Tea

Matcha Tea

Matcha Tea

 Hojicha (tea) with Honey

Hojicha (tea) with Honey

 Pink Guava Fruit

Pink Guava Fruit

Hello Friends!!! Left top corner going clockwise: Yao, Me, James, and Daniel

Hello Friends!!! Left top corner going clockwise: Yao, Me, James, and Daniel

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About Linh

"I love to eat. I live to eat. I travel to eat." It only took a short amount of time for me to find out that the rat race, corporate life was not the life I want and that pushing papers was not as creatively stimulating as they advertised. As a result, I exchanged my suits for suitcases and setting on a year long journey to Southeast Asia. For each country I visit, my goal is to immerse myself in its culture and, of course, feast my way through all of its delicacies.
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