殺死一隻獨角獸 | To Kill A Unicorn

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如果你有關注我的話,那你就會知道我現在正在發掘各種甜點,最近也才拜訪了滾甜甜圈,既然人都在美麗的都柏林,沒道理不試試看其他有名的甜甜圈啊~所以今天我們就要去會會「無比甜甜圈」(Off Beat Donut:太太編譯)。一走進這間這幾年才竄出來的新甜甜圈連鎖店,讓人最先注意到的就是可愛又有趣的設計和插畫,他們在都柏林有不少家分店,我們這次拜訪的是位在利菲河旁邊的那家。無比甜甜圈的甜甜圈都是在各家分店每天新鮮現做的,他們的口味很獨特,我覺得他們家的甜甜圈走的是有趣的路線。他們也接受客製化的訂單,加上萬聖節即將到來,網站上也開始販售萬聖節限定的甜甜圈口味。
If you have been following my journey of discovering my love for desserts, you’d know that I just had some amazing donuts recently at the Rolling Donut. So naturally it makes sense for me to try some more donuts in the beautiful city of Dublin. Today we will be going to one of the most popular places to grab not just one but many donuts in Dublin – Off Beat Donut. The first thing that catches my eye about this relatively new donut chain stores is their design and style, the fun, cute illustrations. They have many stores in Dublin and the one we visited this time is right along the River Liffey. Off Beat Donuts are all made fresh on site, they have their own unique recipes and I’d say that their donuts are more fun. They also make customized donuts and with the Halloween just around the corner they also have a special edition set of donuts for the holiday.

 

好啦,來看看這個促咪的甜甜圈店吧 ~
Let’s go and take a look at this fun donut place!

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無比甜甜圈 | Off Beat Donut

走在路上很難錯過他們又大又亮的霓虹招牌,加上那個圓圓的甜甜圈,探出頭來跟你招手。店的裝潢很明亮、現代。
Walking on the street it is difficult to miss their neon sign and the little cute donut ring sticking out saying hi. The store itself is bright and modern.

 

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無比甜甜圈 | Off Beat Donut

一走進店裡就可以看到一字排開的各種口味,很繽紛,造型特別。
Stepping into the store, what awaits you is an array of donuts that look colorful and fun.

 

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無比甜甜圈 | Off Beat Donut

如同我剛剛介紹的,他們家的甜甜圈都是在分店當日現做,從櫃檯看過去就可以看到他們的廚房和工作臺,好多充滿美味潛力的甜甜圈坐在架上,等待被裝飾啊~
Like I mentioned earlier all the donuts are freshly made on site and you can see their kitchen and work station right behind the counter. So many donuts full of yum yum potential sitting and waiting on the racks to be decorated.

 

無比甜甜圈大概是都柏林最便宜的甜甜圈之一,雖然一個甜甜圈介於 2 – 3 歐之間,但是買 3 個 6 歐、6 個 12 歐、12 個 24 歐,我相信這是甜甜圈公司的陰謀,讓我們這些無辜的老百姓不小心一次買太多,哈哈。
Off Beat Donuts are one of the cheapest donuts in Dublin. One donut is between 2 to 3 euros however there are deals if you get more: 3 for 6 euros, 6 for 12 euros and 12 for 24 euros. I’m sure it is an evil plan orchestrated by the company to lure the innocent citizens like me to get more donuts haha.

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無比甜甜圈 | Off Beat Donut

 

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無比甜甜圈 | Off Beat Donut

 

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無比甜甜圈 | Off Beat Donut

 

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無比甜甜圈 | Off Beat Donut

他們家甜甜圈的口味也很多,而且很多口味都有加上市面上有名的甜食。
As you can see, they do have many options and flavors and a lot of them have a modern twist which is to incorporate popular treats into the toppings.

 

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圖片取自無比甜甜圈官網 | Pictures source: Off Beat Donut. Co.

 

  1. 焦糖圈圈 – 沾了滿滿的焦糖醬的甜甜圈,加上一些 Mars 巧克力棒。
  2. 巧克力花生醬 – 內餡是帶有酥脆顆粒的花生醬,外層淋上牛奶巧克力醬,加上經典的 Reese’s 花生醬巧克力餅乾。
  3. 繽紛繽紛樂 – 頂層是健達繽紛樂巧克力牛奶榛果棒和淋醬,最後淋上巧克力。
  4. 蜂巢焦糖脆 – 新鮮現做的甜甜圈,沾上牛奶巧克力,最後撒上焦糖蜂巢脆餅。
  5. Nutella 圈圈 – 吃在你口融在你手的 Nutella 圈圈淋上大量的 Nutella 巧克力椹果醬和巧克力碎片。
  6. 餅乾和鮮奶油風味 – 內餡是鮮奶油,外層則是厚厚的甜糖霜和 Oreo 餅乾碎片。

 

  1. Caramel Ring – Dipped in a luxurious caramel and topped with little taste of Mars.
  2. Peanut Butter Cup – Filled with a crunchy peanut butter creme. Topped with milk chocolate and finished with a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.
  3. The Bueno Bueno – Topped with whole pieces of kinder bueno, hazelnut and wafer spread and drizzled with chocolate
  4. Honeycomb Crunchy – A fresh ring donut, dipped in milk chocolate, topped with crunched honeycomb.
  5. Nutella Ring – Our light melt in the mouth ring donut generously topped with Nutella and large chocolate flakes
  6. Cookies & Crème – A delicious creamy filling topped with a thick sweet icing and a generous sprinkling of crushed Oreo Cookies.

 

 

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店裡面有一些座位,他們也有賣咖啡。
There are some seats in the store and they do have coffee as well.

 

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星期六傍晚 6 點多,買甜甜圈的人潮還是不少。
Lots of people buying donuts, this is a Saturday around 6 pm.

 

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「樂觀的人看到的是甜甜圈,悲觀的人看到的是甜甜圈中間那個空洞。」奧斯卡·王爾德                                                              “The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.”  ― Oscar Wilde

店裡到處都是可愛的插畫,這裡還引用了王爾德一段有趣的話。
Very cute illustrations everywhere in the store and an interesting quote from Oscar Wilde.

 

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殺了我,我是說…吃我 | Kill me, I mean eat me…

不知道為什麼,我對他們家結合市售零食的那幾款甜甜圈不是很有興趣,有種還沒吃就已經大概可以知道他們的口味的感覺,所以我想選比較不一樣的口味,我挑了一個看起來像是獨角獸的造型,後來才發現是店裡最近推出的新口味-獨角獸。我跟先生也各自再挑了一個湊 3 個,你看吧~就說了是陰謀,我們是無辜的啊~
Somehow I was not super into those donuts with treats on them I felt like they have flavors that I already know so I went for something different. I picked one that looked like an Unicorn and turns out it is their new donut, the Unicorn.  Me and husby also picked out another two donuts to make it 3… told you, the grand scheme to frame us the innocent.

 

買了甜甜圈,我們迫不及待地回家囉~
We were very excited to try these donuts so as soon as we got what we were here for we headed back home.

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提著甜甜圈到家囉~
We were home with our donuts!

 

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這個包裝怎麼那麼可愛呢?你看~我本來想保留這個紙袋的,結果竟然沾到糖霜,變得黏黏的~恨!
I can’t emphasize enough how cute their design is. Look at this paper bag! I wanted to keep it, unfortunately it was stained by some sugary paste…

 

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盒子也很可愛~
The box itself is really cute, too.

 

我們泡了熱咖啡,準備來試吃~!
We made some coffee and now it is time for taste test!

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我們挑了三個甜甜圈,分別是獨角獸、覆盆莓狂想曲和無比特製果醬。
So the three donuts we picked out were the Unicorn, their raspberry Rhapsody and Offbeat’s Jam.

 

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獨角獸是粉紅色的甜甜圈,加上糖霜和糖粒。
The unicorn is a pink ring donut, topped with icing sugar and sprinkles.

 

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就是在這天,我犯下了不可饒恕的惡行,我竟然殺了一隻獨角獸!
It was today that I did the unthinkable! I killed the most magical creature there is, a unicorn!

 

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糖霜本身很甜、很濃,吃的時候會想到美式的甜膩,這樣講大家可以想像吧?麵團本身紮實有彈性,不會乾癟,吃得出麵包的香味。如果跟滾甜甜圈的酸麵團比較的話,滾甜甜圈的麵團比較柔軟,無比的麵糰就比較有口感和彈性,吃起來幾乎像是高級版的市售甜甜圈。
The icing itself is sweet and very rich, it reminds you of American sweets if you know what I am talking about. The dough itself is doughy and springy, it is not stale and has a nice bready taste. Compared to the Rolling Donut whose sourdough is soft and tender, Off Beat’s ring donuts are more chewy and elastic. It is those kind of stubborn dough that almost, almost taste like good quality industrial donuts.

 

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覆盆莓狂想曲 | raspberry rhapsody 

先生的覆盆莓狂想曲很不錯,他非常喜歡這種麵團,甜甜圈吃起來很新鮮,外層沾了覆盆莓糖霜、覆盆莓風味的鮮奶油,糖霜上面淋了巧克力和一顆新鮮的覆盆莓。我先生很喜歡選粉紅色的甜點,他對他今天的選擇很滿意。
My husband’s raspberry rhapsody was tasty and he enjoyed the dough very much. The donut is fresh and dipped in a zesty raspberry glaze topped with Crème aux Framboises, finished with chocolate drizzle and a fresh raspberry. He always chose pinkish donuts and he was very happy with his choice today.

 

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無比特製果醬 | Offbeat’s jam

至於我嘛……你也知道,看起來像是維多利亞三明治口味的我一定會試試看。
As for my Offbeat’s jam, well you know me, anything that looks almost like a Victorian’s sandwich is something I’d go for.

 

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無比特製果醬 | Offbeat’s jam

 

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無比特製果醬 | Offbeat’s jam

果醬整個滿出來,很濃郁、很甜,這個口味最好吃的就是外層的糖顆粒,加上他們家偏有嚼勁的麵團,吃起來很像臺灣傳統那種原味甜甜圈。我喜歡這個甜甜圈,吃完還可以舔手指,滿足~
The jam filling is generous, rich and sweet. The best part about this donut is the fine, granulated sugar coating, combing with the texture of the dough it kind of reminds me of the old fashioned, traditional Taiwanese donuts without the jam. I like it and the finger licking part is equally good.

 

他們目前還有推出萬聖節限定的甜甜圈,如果你在都柏林的話可以訂來吃吃看,不如就趁這個機會買一盒跟家人朋友分享吧~有些店裡面的甜甜圈也有萬聖節限定的造型。
They now have the Halloween edition donuts and you can order from them if you’re in Dublin. Why not grab a box and share it with your friends and family! Some of the flavors now also have a Halloween twist in design.

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無比甜甜圈的店員很友善,他們的甜甜圈口味也很多,價錢也是和糖霜一樣甜。雖然我對他們搭配市售甜食的甜甜圈興趣缺缺,但改天還是會客觀地試試看,我還蠻喜歡他們家的麵團,特製果醬口味很好吃。
The Staff were welcoming and the range of donut choices was great. The price was as sweet as their icing. I am not really into those donuts with treat and snacks however I think I’d try some eventually just to be fair. I do enjoy their dough and especially the Offbeat’s Jam.

 

來到都柏林一定要試試看無比甜甜圈,下次我想吃吃看提拉米蘇口味和咖啡口味。
I’d say it is one of the must try donuts in Dublin! Next time I’d like to try their Tiramisu and Coffee Slice flavors.


 

接下來就是整體評分啦~
Overall score

店家名稱 | Off Beat Donut Co.

官方網站 | Off Beat Donut Co.

地址 | George’s Quay George’s Quay, Dublin 2

  • 環境 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🖤 Atmosphere
  • 食物 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🖤 Food
  • 服務 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🖤 Service
  • 價位 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🖤 C/P

 

太太:好像可以買一下萬聖節限定甜甜圈欸~
先生:經典的那種甜甜圈,紮實的口感。

Taitai: Perhaps we should get a Halloween, yeah?
Husband: A good classic taste of donuts, very doughy.

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