Whether it is for chilled red bean soup, grass jelly, or sweet dessert tofu, the toppings range from taro rice balls, almonds, stewed peanuts, chunks of sweet potato, pineapple, passion fruit syrup, or strawberry jam. Other choices include extra red beans, konjac jelly, white wood ear fungus, barley, and sweetened condensed milk. The options really run the gamut.
I added the classic taro rice balls to my cold red bean soup; I loved how the rice balls were so elastic and chewy. I also chose the almond tofu, a jello that merely looks like tofu but is actually just almond infused agar agar. Of course, everything was topped off with a good amount of condensed milk, and I helped myself to a few extra scoops of ice... available for all customers in the strongly air conditioned seating area around the corner from the counter. Thank goodness for Eastern Ice Store in the dead middle of summer on a sub-tropical island. Until the next meal (give me about an hour), let's all get S.O.F.A.T.
Eastern Ice Store (東區粉圓冰店)
No. 38, Lane 216, Zhongxiao East Rd., Sec. 4, Da An District, Taipei City
ML - 20130630