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Why Snow King is special ?
The shop serves more than 70 flavors of fresh homemade ice cream (priced between NT$60 and NT$120 per scoop), which range from the classic to the bizarre.
The regulars come for the house specialties, red bean and watermelon, while the tourists, mainly from Japan and Hong Kong, often go for the exotic flavors, according to Kao. He says the Japanese prefer lychee and peach; Hong Kongers like curry and wasabi.
The unusual flavors are a source of pride for Snow King. All of the shop’s recipes, now a family secret, were conceived by Kao’s grandfather, Kao Jih-hsing (高日星), who founded the business on savings from selling ice cream on the streets of Taipei.
You should try: hili pepper, honey, wasabi, rose liqueur, plum wine, mint, cinnamon, ginger, carrot. If you try the Kaoliang (Gaoliang).
How to get to Snow King?
Snow King is near the corner of Wuchang Street (武昌街) and Yanping South Road (延平南路). If traveling by MRT, get off at Ximen MRT Station (西門捷運站), Exit 5, walk north, and turn right on Wuchang Street. The shop is close to a Family Mart convenience store
- Fun flavours!
- Incredible flavours
- Friendly owner and really yummy ice cream
- Brave enough to try the weirdest flavours?
- 73 different flavors are worth the trip
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Budget
- Alcohol NO
- Air condition NO
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
Snow King, 台北市武昌街一段65號
“Brave enough to try the weirdest flavours?” I read about this place on an internet blog about food in Taipei and when in the area one day persuaded my boyfriend to try it out with me. The lady owner was really friendly and explained some of the different flavours to us and gave us a little mini lesson about some of the Taiwanese fruit flavours that were on there and what was in season etc. Nice little place. I tried the 'custard apple' which was made from a type of apple which has a bitey texture, and it was nice in ice cream form. My boyfriend who always plays it safe with ice cream flavours, went for boring banana. It was nice. I would recommend being more adventurous with which flavour you pick, but tip is that they don't let you try samples otherwise they'd be bust.... Worth a visit if you are in the area. (Some weird flavours included beer, pigs feet, sake, curry and mustard)