The best way to cool down on hot summer days is to have a cool and refreshing bowl of frozen goodness. There’s a little ice shop called “Taitung Tea House” located on a tiny hill in Dulan Village. You’ll find a colorful sign next to the tiny storefront. Taitung Tea House offers a variety of things made from locally sourced ingredients, from fried foods, desserts, and drinks, to frozen goodies. Their dishes are all full of Taitung flair which draws many people to come and check it out.
The most well-known and popular frozen dessert is the wavey shaved ice. The light blue shaved ice exemplifies Dulan’s ocean to perfection. The shaved ice is topped with a layer of white sea salt cream, making it look just like a rolling wave. The salty edge also really gives the feel and taste of the ocean. Toppings that are under the wave include konjac and seaweed, further tying the elements of Taitung waves to the icy treat. The wavey shaved ice is only offered during the summer, so those who are interested need to take advantage of the opportunity!
Another popular item on the menu is the “Signature Mountain Tea Ice” which uses locally sourced Luye Black Oolong tea which is boiled and mixed with honey before being drizzled on the shaved ice. The flavorful tea ice is topped with a pickled plum that is sweet and savory. The most unique part of this cold dessert is that it comes with a side of tapioca pearls which when added, creates a whole new texture.
When visiting Taitung Tea House, make sure you try out the pickled dishes and fried goodies. The British fish and chips can be ordered in beer batter or crispy batter. It’s fried to order, making it crispy on the outside, fluffy and flakey on the inside. You can also order them with a side of creamy dipping sauce for extra flavor. The semi-open bar and colorful hanging lamps create a unique bistro, shaved ice, and coffee shop vibe. Come and check out this fun and sunny shop!