[ 北投日盛生加賀屋的下午茶 ]
Afternoon at the Radium Kagaya.
Kagaya is a famous hotspring hotel in Japan. It is rich in tradition (over a hundred years old) and has been ranked No. 1 hotel in the Top 100 hotels in Japan for 30 years. I recently finished a book on Kayaga (in Chinese). The book mentioned the first out-of-Japan site the hotel established and that place is in Beitou, Taipei. We were…. (continue reading...)
從 XM 回來的飛機上才看完一本關於日本加賀屋的書, 書的最後當然也不忘推一下 30 年來得到日本評鑑服務第一名的加賀屋溫泉旅館第一個海外據點就在台灣的北投. 在北投的加賀屋好像是在去年 11/12 月開的,感覺上….
… around that area at the time but didn’t have time for hotspring. Instead, we decided to try its afternoon tea.
The Beitou hotspring area is at the Xinbeitou MRT station. They now have these special trains that have a hotspring tub with interactive map/video.
Not sure when this thing was added to the Xinbeitou MRT station (not too fond of the big nose).
Radium Kagaya is by the Beitou Public Library and the Hotspring Museum.
The Beitou area and the Radium Kagaya feel pretty much like Japan.
When we were there, a lot of the guests at the hotel seemed to be Japanese as well.
At times, there are also zither performance in the lobby area of the hotel.
The interior design is very in the style of Japanese modern hotspring hotels as well.
The smaller cup of tea is what we get when we first arrived at the place. The larger ones were part of the afternoon tea sets.
我們試了兩款下午茶組, 這是日式的下午茶. 日式的甜點也是滿甜的, 沒配茶真的會讓人覺得太甜. 內容物也大多是紅豆為主.
We tried 2 kinds of afternoon tea sets. The one shown above is the Japanese style of afternoon tea snacks. The sweets are quite sweet like the ones in Japan. So if you’re not really used to the sweetness or if you don’t have some matching tea to go with this, you might think it’s a bit too much. The contents of the Japanese style are mostly red beans or beans-related.
這是 menu 上 500 多大洋的中西下午茶. 總共有三層. 上面是類似奶酪, 巧克力和日式的一些甜點, 中間是較西式的蛋糕, 最下層的抽屜是鹹甜的麵包. 這和日式的比起來, 是比較有 variety, 也不會偏甜.
This is about 500 something TWD on the menu. It’s a mix of the west and the east. There are 3 layers. The ones on the top is something like milk pudding, chocolate and Japanese sweets. The middle part is a more western style cake. The bottom layer (the drawer) is a tapa-style bread with some nice topping (forgot what it was..;p)
整體來說下午茶如果是來聊天類的是還 ok. 上面 show 的中西合併的那組是還不錯. 但如果希望有很多選擇 (無論是茶或甜點), 這邊可能沒那麼多可選.
Overall the afternoon tea here is okay. I think the one with a mix of the east and west is pretty good. But if you would like to order a single cake or puff that sort of thing, I think they also have that available. But if you’re expecting a lot of variety in terms of tea selection or cakes, this place probably doesn’t offer that many for you to choose from.
Radium Kagaya 日盛生 加賀屋 – Hirori (日和)
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