if you want good ice cream, then go to any I-Mei store and get the two litre cardboard tubs for about $250. The icecream is made in New Zealand and simply packaged under the I-Mei brand. If you can read Chinese you will see it is clearly labelled as being made in NZ. I especially recommend the chocolate flavour, although the Strawberry and vanilla are good too.
Also, although probably as expensive as Haagan Daz, but much better IMHO is Kapiti brand ice cream also from New Zealand,which you can find in some of the larger Welcome supermarkets and various mall supermarkets in Taipei at least.[/quote]
Thanks for the tip. I’ve had the I-mei ice cream many a time and it is good when it’s right. The thing I find frustrating about them is half the time the ice cream is refrozen; it has begun to melt and then put to the cold again and develops ice cristals. This is really too bad, because it just ruins the flavor of the ice cream.
Haven’t tried Kapiti; I’ll have to look for it. the thing with ice cream is that it’s pretty sensitive to temperature changes and I’m sure the companies that deliver the stuff to the supermarkets are not that careful about it.