幸春三兄妹冰品店 (Shaved Ice Desserts) @ Xi Men Ding

vkeongAis Kacang / Cendol, Food and Drink, Hawker Food, Snack / Dessert, Taiwan14 Comments

Among the many Shaved Ice Dessert we had in Taiwan, Three Brother and Sisters’ (幸春三兄妹冰品店) version of shaved ice had the most silky smooth texture. They call it Snow Ice (雪花冰), as soft and white just like snow. The shop is located at the ever happening Xi Men Ding (西门町), with a chirpy fella trying to attract passer-by to try their famous shaved ice dessert.
Lei hai mai hiong kong yan ah? (Are you from Hong Kong?)”, he asked when he noticed us walking towards the shop. “Wo men shi ma lai xi ya ren la (We are Malaysians-lah“), we answered. “Ooooh! Selamat datang ke Taiwan! Saya suka nasi lemak dan satay. Please try our shaved ice” he quickly changed channel. Impressive, a Taiwanese speaking Malay to us was the least expected for me lol.

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Another surprising thing for us was that the shop actually had a staircase leading down to a basement seating area. And the walls surrounding it were full of writings, mostly compliments from the satisfied customers.

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Being a sucker for anything mango, we had a Snowy Ice Mango @ NT$120 (roughly RM12) Throughout the entire Taiwan trip I think there were only two occasions we didn’t choose mango as the topping for shaved ice. Can’t really blame us though, even Taiwan tourism is heavily promoting mangoes in their advertisements recently.. The one with Jolin Chai and another uncle? I am sure most of you have seen it.

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While the mango cubes were juicy and sweet, the mango ice cream didn’t fare too well mainly because it was hard and lacked mango flavor. I think the color of the ice cream alone is a good indication of little mango content, just compare it with the mango cubes.

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But we are willing to overlook the mango ice cream because the snow ice was amazingly fine with a flaky texture that melts in your mouth upon contact. Unlike the normal shaved ice that depends on various toppings and condensed milk for flavor, their snow ice itself is made from milk. When shaved, milk ice is also able to make finer shaved ice because of a thicker consistency. It didn’t melt easily under room temperature too.
So, even not being heavily drenched in sweet condensed milk and syrups, the milky snow ice is delicious on its own. The other shaved ice we tried were quite fine too but just not as fine as this one, because we could still feel the biting ‘crunch’ in the ice.

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Besides shaved ice, Three Brother and Sister is also well known for their bitter gourd juice, which is made from Taiwan’s very own fatter, whiter and not-so-bitter bitter gourds. But no thanks, I passed on that one lol.

Address: 台北市汉中街23号 (No 23, Hanzhong Street, Taipei City) (185)

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14 Comments on “幸春三兄妹冰品店 (Shaved Ice Desserts) @ Xi Men Ding”

  1. Ee Vonn

    WALAO! I miss this shop’s Mango Ice so much! Especially the texture and taste of ice, very special as in there’s milk flavour in it and very soft/fluffy! ;) I really wanna go to Taipei again mann! This shop is really a “MUST GO” place for MANGO ICE in Taipei! ;)

  2. JD

    The looks of the ice shaving is already making me drool. Bitter gourd juice is also something that I definitely will try. Provided I ever step foot to Taiwan lar…

    1. vkeong

      there’s a lot of flights into Taiwan now, quite cheap too. Now should be the good time to go because it’s near winter.. weather will be cool and clear skies :D

  3. Seth

    wooooow …. the ice looooooks so flaky ……. i like it …. imagine the milk and the ice melts inside your mouth ~ the icy cold melted water slip thru the throat ~ ahhhh ~

  4. Apple Foodees

    How I wish that I can find milk iced shave in Malaysia. Although the price is a little bit expensive, it was very good. Its like an upgrade version of our normal “ais kacang”.

    The texture of the milk iced shaved is very smooth.

  5. cynthia

    wow! i love shaved ice. alwayss…

    hey guys, u just have to check out Avenue K. Now till 22nd Nov. u get food tasting from 10 diff asean countries absolutely free. meet cool chefs from diff asean countries plus get their recipes. Syok tau!! Tapi shaved ice specialty have to come back to this place… :)

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